*Poor T.I. He just can’t stay away from the drama. An Atlanta sound engineer has filed a lawsuit against the incarcerated rapper for allegedly being beaten by his associates and stealing his chain.
Norris Gersham who is an employee at T.I.’s Echo Studios in Atlanta says he was held captive and assaulted for over 12 hours on Sept. 8, according to reports. This all occurred when Killer Mike could not find his gold diamond-encrusted chain and medallion.
Online reports state that Jonathan Carle, a hip-hop artist known as “Spodee;” Terrance Beasley, also called “Cap;” Cortez Thomas, nicknamed “C Rod;” Nathaniel Josey a.k.a.”Mac Boney;” and Michael “Mike Bigga” Render (Killer Mike) were also named in the suit.
Gersham also claims someone threatened him with a gun before he was pushed down a flight of stairs and beaten. He also says in the lawsuit that Thomas (C-Rod) recorded the attack via his cell phone and sent it to T.I. who “did nothing to stop or prevent the assault.”
Meanwhile, Killer Mike has spoken out to protest his innocence. He tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
“These allegations are 100 per cent false… While I don’t want these false allegations to tarnish my legacy as a rapper, I’m far more concerned with the impact this will have on the youth I frequently mentor and counsel.
“I have worked endlessly as a youth advocate and community activist for people who hold the least amount of power – well before my career in rap. Everything I stand for is about being positive and productive, and I strongly believe in setting the right example for young people… (and) to promote a positive platform with youth and to discourage negativity and violence.”