Welp! Since the beginning of this year rapper T.I. and his wife, Tiny, have been under intense scrutiny after numerous women have been coming out of the woodworks with various allegations of misconduct. Seemingly unable to remain silent on the manner anymore, his new song appears to address the scathing rumors that have mounted up against him.
This is “What It’s Come To.”
An Instagram post by an ex-friend of the couple, Sabrina Peterson, blew the lid off of the Atlanta couple’s alleged misdoings, which in turn would continue to erupt into a whirlwind of problems for them. Just this week, the Daily Beast reported on two other cases in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Two women came forward with similar accounts of their alleged experiences with the Harrises. The case was soon closed on the Vegas incident as the woman’s account happened to fall outside of the statute of limitations.
Steve Sadow, attorney for T.I. and Tiny, released another statement on the couple’s behalf in response to the new claims brought up against them. “The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacted by the (LAPD), (LVPD) or, indeed, any member of law enforcement from any other jurisdiction in the country,” Sadow’s statement read, as reported by Billboard.
“Even assuming the story in the Daily Beast is close to accurate, it appears the LAPD ‘accuser’ has chosen once again to remain anonymous, thereby preventing us from being in a position to disprove or refute her allegations – or even examine them. Meanwhile, although we now appear for the first time to have the name of an ‘accuser’ who supposedly filed a report with LVPD, we have absolutely zero details about her or her claim.”
Tyrone A. Blackburn, the attorney handling the cases, was the one who was able to convince the LAPD to open the investigation on the couple. Speaking on the new developments, he shared how pleased he was with the outcome so far. “They showed great concern and are moving forward with an investigation into the allegations,” said Blackburn. “In response to [the Harrises’] counsel’s request that these women come out publicly, the protection and safety of these women are my biggest priority. … Their identities are known to law enforcement, and that’s what matters.”
While the investigations have been ongoing, T.I. and Tiny have spoken up to deny the claims against them, but T.I. is taking it a step further with the release of his new song. The Atlanta-based rapper first teased the song on his Instagram with a picture of handwritten lyrics with the caption “Now that I have your attention,” with a clip of the song playing in the background.
“New Release Friday” is among us, and now so is T.I.’s new musical offering which serves as his response to the claims. In it, the rapper addresses the various anonymous claims as well as what he feels is the reasoning behind them. “Go put your face and reputation on it/These kinda claims deserve more than anonymous/Provocation conversations, don’t it?/They say let’s hit him with the one-two/You see how many niggas this been done to/Speak for the people, all you did, we can undo/Welcome to the Pro-Intel Part Two, damn, this is what it’s come to,” he can be heard rapping.
He also claims that both he and his wife are being extorted but they will not go down without a fight. “F**k that, I’m crankin’ up the jury, who you lyin’ on shawty,” he raps elsewhere in the song. “Extortion, is that what you got your mind on, shawty?/Tell ’em, ‘Get it how you live, shawty, I ain’t goin’ for it’/I’ma take it all away, every day of the week/Bet you thought this s**t was sweet and I would pay in a week/And you could take this s**t or leave it, I’m just sayin’ my piece/Been look at all the traffic when you play in the street.”
T.I. drew a lot of support in his comments from fans, but many are not, and have not for a while, been pleased with the rapper. “TI can take himself, Tiny, and that song to jail,” wrote a fan on Twitter. Another wrote, “we don’t want it Cliff,” referring to his real name (Clifford Harris, Jr.).
TI can take himself, Tiny, and that song to jail— Temp (@shegotsaucefu) May 21, 2021
In a supportive comment, one user writes “You have never backed down from a subject that’s why we miss family hustle, the trap museum from actually saving people’s lives(google that) we know that you stand on the truth and your lifestyle is nobody’s business. Praying for your family. Truth will always prevail.”