T.I. Being Sued for Snubbing Concert in Alabama

As T.I. faces another prison sentence, he is being sued by an Alabama concert promoter for his refusal to perform at a ‘welcome home’ party earlier this year. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., completed his sentence for weapons possession in December 2009, and signed a deal with Alabama promoter Carl D. Davis to throw a bash to celebrate his return from prison. The legal papers were filed on Monday, October 18, and Davis claims that he flew to T.I.’s hometown of Atlanta, Ga., and gave $80, 000 to the rapper’s representatives for his first performance since his release from prison. The bash was supposed to be held at the Birmingham Jefferson Coliseum in May, but when T.I. was on air with a local radio deejay, he said that he would be hosting the party, but not performing. Allegedly, T.I. announcing that he wasn’t performing made fans question the legitimacy of the event in Alabama, and it was cancelled. Davis claims that he suffered severe stress as a result of the show being cancelled, which included chest pains, nausea, emotional distress, and hospitalization due to him investing his life savings of $340, 000 into the event. Davis is suing for compensation. In August, T.I. returned to the stage at a star-studded concert in New York. On November 1, he will begin an 11-month jail term for violating his probation following a drug bust.

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