T.I. and Tiny have decided to halt production on their Vh1 reality show … and for good reason.
Last week the rapper and his wife were hit with some pretty damning allegations including trafficking, drugging and coercing women. The claims were brought to light by the couple’s former friend Sabrina Peterson.
Both T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Harris have adamantly denied the allegations and even threatened legal action against Peterson. Unfortunately the powers that be at MTV Entertainment, home to their Vh1 reality show “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle,” have decided to suspend production.
“We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
According to sources, the decision to pause production was made mutually by MTV Entertainment, T.I. and Tameka Harris. They also revealed that plans for a Spring premiere for season 4 has been put on hold. The show had been shooting its fourth season in Atlanta since December.
Sabrina Peterson’s Claims
On January 25 Peterson shared with her Instagram followers that T.I. held a gun to her head while she was in front of her child. After, she began posting DMs from alleged victims who claim T.I. and Tiny sexually assaulted them, drugged them and forced them to have sex against their will. She claimed some 30 women reached out to her and she was planning to file a civil suit.
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Tip clapped back with an IG video addressing the claims. He and Tiny also released a joint statement denying all the allegations and revealed that they have been having “difficulty” with Sabrina for over a decade.
Read the full statement below:
”Mr. and Mrs. Harris want to be on record and more importantly want the public to know they emphatically deny in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations being made against them by Sabrina Peterson. The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don’t end, they will take appropriate legal action.”
Reports about Petersons checkered past have also come to light. Apparently the entrepreneur has had six restraining orders filed against her and has been accused of stalking on multiple occasions.