Production was halted or on the favored actuality collection simply days after T.I. took to Instagram to disclaim the allegations about himself and spouse Tiny.
VH1 has paused manufacturing on T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle. The transfer was confirmed by the community on Friday, Feb. 5 amidst sexual abuse allegations in opposition to T.I., 40, and Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 45. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information,” VH1 confirmed.an emailed assertion to from VH1 learn.
“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,” the community additionally stated. In January, a number of girls — together with their former buddy Sabrina Peterson — took to social media to share allegations of sexual abuse. Peterson additionally shared screenshots of message allegedly between her and the hip-hop tremendous couple — which T.I and Tiny swiftly denied.
“So as y’all could probably guess or imagine, it’s been extremely difficult for me to remain quiet in light of all the things that have transpired and all of the egregious allegations that’s been tossed around about me and my wife,” the “Jefe” rapper stated i in a prolonged eight minute video posted on Jan. 29 by way of Instagram. He went on to say that girls — particularly Black girls — should be heard.
“Unfortunately right now, it doesn’t matter as much what they can prove you did. It matters what you can prove you didn’t. And that’s just an unfortunate place that our society has made it to. But I wanna be clear about one thing – women who have been victimized deserve to be heard,” he went on. “Black women in particular should be supported, protected, defended and uplifted. However, evil has no gender! … I would never treat a woman the way I treat a threat. That has to be distinguished,” he added.
A consultant for T.I. and Tiny additionally denied the allegations by way of a press release. “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 assertion, despatched to , learn. “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.”
has additionally reached out to T.I. and Tiny’s consultant for a press release concerning the paused manufacturing of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle — which additionally stars Tiny’s daughter Zonnique Pullins, 24, and their youngest daughter Heiress, 4. The present resumed capturing its fourth season in Atlanta, Georgia in December. It initially premiered in 2018.