Atlanta rapper T.I. will not be returning to the big screen yet. He will reportedly have to fall back on continuing his Hollywood career for the third installment of Marvel’s Ant-Man franchise.
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T.I. Will Not Be Part Of Ant-Man 3
According to new reports, Marvel Studios fans won’t get a chance to see Tip make a third consecutive appearance in the Ant-Man franchise.
Peyton Reed won’t be getting the whole gang back together in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. According to a new reporter, T.I. is not listed on the cast list for the upcoming Marvel threequel. It isn’t clear whether it was his decision or Marvel’s. T.I. and his wife Tiny are facing a number of sexual abuse allegations, among other things, The Hollywood Reporter notes in their story on the Ant-Man move. A suit was filed yesterday on behalf of 11 alleged victims, and was met with a total rejection of all allegations from T.I.’s lawyer. In the films, T.I. played Dave, a member of Scott (Paul Rudd)’s group of ex-con partners. (Comicbook)
Although the reasons behind Disney’s decision to not renew his contract for the movie are currently unknown, it has been confirmed that it has nothing to do with his recent sexual abuse allegations with his wife.
Insiders close to the Disney project said T.I. was never slated to return, despite the implication that recent and grave allegations against him had to do with the decision. T.I. and his wife, Tiny Harris, are currently facing allegations of sexual abuse and drugging by multiple women. Representatives for T.I. did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment. (Variety)
T.I. + Tiny Aren’t Facing Investigation
The Grammy-winning rapper and his wife Tiny don’t have to worry about lawyering up quite yet. Recent reports claim the couple are not facing an investigation amid the grave accusations. According to reports, Tip and Tiny can remain calm and keep grinding away at their regular business affairs. There’s no active filed lawsuits aimed at them despite weeks of heated coverage of serious allegations including sex trafficking.
theJasmineBRAND has an exclusive update on the accusations against T.I. and Tiny. Now, despite the allegations, and two of the sexual abuse accusers retaining lawyer Lisa Bloom, sources tell us that the couple “is not currently under investigation and no lawsuits have been filed.” A source also tells us that, “Police and authorities also have not contacted them concerning the claims.” (theJasmineBRAND)
Instead of going off on Tiny and T.I. over the allegations, family friend and singer Kandi Burruss recently appeared on “What What Happens Live” and admitted society as a whole needed to stop rushing to conclusions. She also admitted to never witnessing Tiny doing anything she’s accused of including trafficking and drugging women.
“You’re guilty until proven innocent instead of [being] innocent until proven guilty. And I don’t like that. I don’t like when people start rumors on folks and I would like for society to stop being so quick to try and make somebody guilty without really taking the time to get real evidence.” (“Watch What Happens Live”)
Burruss also admitted to having a close-knit bond to Tip and Tiny. Kandi dished on just how far back her relationship with T.I.’s wife goes.
“They are like family to me. Tiny and I grew up together. Because of the things that were said on our show before, people always try to wrap me up into any rumor that happens right now, [and] I don’t like that. I don’t like what’s happening right now.” (“Watch What Happens Live”)
Production Suspended On T.I. + Tiny’s Show
Beauty entrepreneur Sabrina Peterson, a former friend of the Harrises, recently accused T.I. of holding a gun to her head. Then on social media, she posted a series of messages she received from women accusing T.I. and Tiny of abusing, drugging, coercing and trafficking them for sexual purposes. While the situation is sorted out, T.I. and Tiny’s reality show has been put on pause.
“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. Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.” (MTV Entertainment)
Tip Says ‘I Ain’t Never Raped Nobody’
Tip is having his name dragged through the mud. He recently posted an eight-minute video on Instagram addressing the allegations, in which he never mentions Peterson.
“First and foremost, I want to say my wife is a beautiful person with an amazing spirit and a kind heart. She’s a devoted mother and she has a humble soul. She don’t deserve any of this. She don’t deserve this. Now what we not going to do is open up the bedroom to my bedroom, as you shouldn’t have to either, open up the bedroom to my bedroom for everyone to come in and chime in and give their opinions about what we do and don’t do – but I will say this. Whatever we ever have done has been done with consensual adults who into what we into and like what we like. If we want something, we know exactly where to go to get it. We ain’t never forced nobody, drug nobody against their will, held nobody against their will, we ain’t never made nobody do anything. We ain’t never traffic anything. Well, sexually traffic anything. I ain’t never raped nobody. Never raped nobody.”