We are still quite fresh into 2021 and already it has given much drama on social media alone that has affected the lives of many. Among the joyous occasions such as the Silhouette and BussIt challenges, stories of a woman famously getting her hair stuck for a month as well as a well-known hip-hop couple being involved in misconduct have also hit the Internet.
Sabrina Peterson, an entrepreneur behind “Glam University” and former friend to T.I. and Tiny, brought forward allegations to social media that in 2009 the Atlanta rapper placed her in a violent situation. Peterson then began to accuse the couple of drugging, and trafficking (among other salacious allegations), and produced various other alleged stories from different accounts on social media.
Both T.I. and Tiny have vehemently denied the accusations that Peterson has presented. In a statement provided by their spokesperson to Complex, they shared: “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 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.”
No hardcore evidence has been given to prove Peterson’s allegations, but the Harris couple has already begun to face ramifications. Production on their VH1 reality show “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” was soon halted. “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,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said in a statement provided to Deadline. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
While T.I. and Tiny continue to receive fallout, Peterson is seemingly taking this situation a bit further for her own gain. The “Glam University” owner has begun a new venture called “Not Your Model Victim”, which in her bio she says is for “advocacy”. However, when the link is clicked for the venture’s website, supporters are shown new merchandise from Peterson with the brand’s “Model Victim” logo.
“I stand in solidarity with every victim,” she captioned her IG post. “We are quiet and that’s the sign of the storm. If you are interested in being a vessel and actively involved in supporting the victims in what is going to be a long road to recovery & redemption,” she continued before imploring her supporters to follow the new page.
Peterson’s latest venture follows news of Tessica Brown, famously known as “Gorilla Glue Girl”, who has also launched her own line of merchandise. Brown’s line, branded “Bonded for Life”, consists of t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatpants featuring a viral photo of her critical situation.