AceShowbiz - T.I. is defending Kevin Samuels in the wake of the latter's passing. The rapper/actor has been left upset as people continue to badmouth the YouTube star, accusing them of bullying the late Internet personality.
On Saturday, May 7, Tip hopped on Instagram Live to express his outrage at critics who have claimed that "Kevin Samuels wasn't doing good in the community." He fumed, "The s**t is f**king a travesty of justice. I can't stand it, I can't stand it. I ain't gon' let y'all bully this dead man. We gon' let this man rest in peace."
The rapper-turned-comedian added, "Whatever he did, he did it and [he's] gone. He got away with it, f**k ya." He went on telling the critics to stop judging as he continued, "That's between him and God. Him and the Lord gon' have to deal with it. You ain't got no heaven or hell to put him in."
The 41-year-old then challenged those naysayers as he concluded, "I want to see who the f**k [wants] to say something to me, while I'm still alive."
Meanwhile, a woman who was with Kevin the night he died has spoken up to clarify things. Previously, it was reported that the woman told cops Kevin had complained about having chest pains the morning that he died.
The woman said she tried to help Kevin, but he fell. She then called 911. By the time they arrived, first responders were performing CPR on Kevin, who was later admitted to Piedmont Hospital where he was declared dead.
Now, the woman took to her Instagram Story to set things straight. "It's crazy how complete strangers try to hurt your character. Believe it or not, there's still good hearted people in this cruel world," she wrote after apparently reading negative comments about her.
The unnamed woman warned people that she would be taking the legal approach if she wasn't left alone. "Unbelievable to think that I have to clear my name for doing the right thing. Let me find a lawyer and make these people take all this mess down," she added.
She also denied swirling rumors about her relationship with Kevin. "I'm a humble six figure woman from the Midwest. No need for a one night stand. My family and close friends know I'm a good person," so she claimed. "People are evil but sending you love."
Kevin's mother Beverly Samuels-Burch confirmed the sad news one day after his passing, saying that she first learned of the news through social media. "That was a terrible thing for social media to put that out. I didn't even know. I hadn't even been notified," the grieving mom told NBC News in a phone call on Friday. "All I'm doing is requesting that people pray for us."