Rapper T.I.'s New Year's Eve performance at the Gansevoort hotel in South Beach didn't go off as planned according to Page Six:
Promoters sold revelers poolside tables for a whopping $10,000, but when partiers got there expecting to see the concert, they were told T.I. would be performing inside the hotel's small ballroom instead. "The city wouldn't allow him to perform outside," a Gansevoort rep said. Even worse, before T.I. could take the stage, the hotel had to get DJ Cassidy off it. "Cassidy thinks he's a celebrity now," a spy said. "He refused to stop playing, and then he wanted his assistant and girlfriend to stay on stage with him. It was a mess. He finally shut everything down and stormed off." The countdown was saved by T.I. doing an a cappella version of his hit, "Live Your Life," while DJ Jus Ske stepped in to finish the night off. (Source)
According to sources, T.I. demands and gets a minimum of $100,000 for club appearances and even more if he performs. So I'm sure the mix up didn't phase him much.
As I told you in a previous post, T.I. and his longtime girlfriend, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, rang in the New Year together on South Beach. Over the weekend, I received word that information contained in that previous post was causing some confusion. So I would like to clear that up.
I told you that Tiny arrived at Rocko Da Don's birthday party last weekend at Straits and was seated in the upstairs VIP dining room. I also wrote that rapper Shawty Lo, with whom T.I. has been beefing for months, arrived sometime later and he and his wife were seated next to Tiny.
Here's what I want to clear up: Tiny and her friend were seated at the table first. At that time Shawty Lo was not in the room. I'm told that Monica made the seating arrangements and she seated Tiny.
In my previous post, I indicated that "Tiny could have easily been seated anywhere else in the room besides right next to T.I.’s arch enemy" since it was a large table.
But some of Tiny's friends mistook that to mean Tiny chose to sit near Shawty Lo and his wife. That is incorrect. My point was Shawty Lo could have been seated anywhere else in the room instead of near Tiny. Especially when you consider the fact that Lo and Tiny's man have had words in the past.
Everyone is questioning the seating arrangement which was: Shawty Lo, his wife, Tiny's friend, then Tiny along with about 15 other couples at a big table. That should not have happened.
T.I. had every right to get his lady up out of there when he found out that she was seated two seats away from a man who has disrespected Tiny in the past.
The ideal situation should have been not to invite two warring rappers to the same event. T.I. got the heads up early on and decided not to attend the party to cut down on the drama.
But some people within the industry invite drama to bring attention to their events. They do this by inviting enemies to their events and hoping some drama pops off.
T.I. and Tiny already have enough problems without having to deal with intentional set ups.
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T.I. will begin serving a year sentence in prison on weapons charges in March.