Tip TI Harris

Rap mogul Tip “T.I.” Harris is questioning the quick arrests of three homeless people in connection with the Atlanta fire that brought down a section of highway in midtown.

T.I. says he is convinced the wrong man is behind bars for sparking the blaze that caused a 350 foot section of I-85 North overpass to collapse on Thursday, March 30.

T.I. and others are questioning how one man could cause such mass destruction without a blow torch or a can of gasoline handy.

The official story from Atlanta police is that Basil Eleby, 41, caused the fire after smoking crack.

T.I. is immediately skeptical of the police reports.

“Now I’ve heard some far out sh-t in my day… but this sh-t here tho?!?!,” the rapper tweeted. “In all my experiences wit crack &/or crackheads I ain’t NEVER seen nothing like this sh-t!!! Js (drug users) in my hood never set anything but da DOPE on fire.”

Skeptics believe Eleby and the others are scapegoats for the city’s negligence for improper storage of construction supplies under the overpass.

A woman who was arrested with Eleby claims she saw him stack a chair atop a shopping cart filled with debris and light it.

Somehow the fire ignited tons of fiber optic cable spools that the City of Atlanta stored under the overpass years ago.

The flames from the fire grew so intense that chunks of concrete began falling away from the underside of the overpass, exposing steel beams and tie rods.

Eleby has been charged with first-degree arson and felony criminal damage to property. He is being held on $200,000 bond.

Two additional suspects, Barry Thomas and Sophia Brauer, were also arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor.

Construction to rebuild the elevated freeway near Piedmont Road is expected to take 3 months.

  • Malcom Flex

    Black males leap to defend black males no matter how foul stop the madness!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    T.I. might be on to something.

  • B Zandaz

    I don’t trust the “man”

  • Taylordanes

    and white folks do the same..look whos in office.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Come on T I… pay this man’s bail.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Atlanta need to cut the shit! Aint no homeless crack head did this mess! Trying to make this man be a pawn of a waaaay bigger scheme. FOH

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Do you honestly believe a crack pipe could have caused such a massive fire?

    I though the first reports were that a large amount of plastics were set on fire under that section of the highway and that was the fuel for the fire.

    Now where would such an amount of plastics have originated?
    I doubt a bunch of homeless people just happened to have been collected it.

  • Tiffany Miller

    I am glad someone spoke out. It sounds to me like they found a scapegoat to thwart lawsuits from companies for the inconvenience. People on crack are more hype when they are looking for a hit than when they are high. And it isn’t cold so it really makes no sense. They found a guy that was pretty well known at the Fulton County jail, figured he had nothing to lose, pinned it on him, paid two other crack heads to be witnesses planting him at the scene creating the fire. Too bad he has a court appointed attorney because they could easily discredit the witnesses.

    Companies traveling throughout GA have to reroute their trucks which could result in spending more money on fuel and their customers receiving product later than normal. This is huge, and whomever gets stuck with the blame will do some serious time.

    Now had it been bath salts they were doing… than who knows. But in my recent views of local addicts, this only happens if they are cold and in search of warmth.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Say THIS HERE!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    Them bytches BEEN looking out for eachother. Right or Wrong

  • Libra80sBaby

    Your name Malcom….oh the irony

  • SuperScooper1

    Just stop.

  • JENNYJONES1

    REGARDLESS IF HE DID START THE FIRE IT’S OBVIOUS THE GDOT AND ATLANTA GOV’T ARE TRYING TO DEFLECT FROM THE FACT THEY WERE STORING HIGHLY, HIGHLY COMBUSTIBLE MATERIAL UNSECURELY UNDER THAT BRIDGE FOR ANYONE TO JUST WALK UP ON AND SET ABLAZE WHETHER INTENTIONAL OR NOT. THEY ARE ALL TRYING TO COVER THEIR BUTTS FROM FEDERAL FINES AND LOSE OF INCOME LAWSUITS THE BUSINESSES AND EMPLOYEES IN THAT IMMEDIATE AREA ARE SURE TO FILE. TOTALLY FISHY!!!!……..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • Ms.Caramel

    They love to infiltrate…

  • Libra80sBaby

    smh

  • SuperScooper1

    I hate to sound like a Bridge “Truther” but since when does a crack pipe get hot enough to ignite materials “stored” under a bridge and cause steel, concrete, and metal to melt and cause a bridge to collapse?

    I was joking with a friend who’s an engineer on the phone last night and he said it must have been half crack pipe/half flame thrower to cause a fire like that.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Folk better stop dranking the kool-aid. This some straight bs. HOOOOOW convenient to blame a homeless crack head….

  • Justlooknout

    An Engineer, you say……..Um Okay.

    Seriously, I was like what kind of Metal Jacket, flame throwing, fire retardant Crack Smoker is he.

  • Libra80sBaby

    That ooooh ooooh ooooooooh weeeee

  • stav

    It appears as though they all stick together ,because they all have major dirt on each other. If one tells they all go down, but they don’t trust each other ! They know that they all hide each others dirty secrets.

  • SuperScooper1

    Mainly that they should have hauled the materials away years ago? Or that the fire occurred at the same time some random guy walked into the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atlanta Office across town with a bunch of Red Mercury he just “happened” to have after a trip to Africa. (?)

  • CrunchyBlack1

    let it had been reg coax cable with copper in them. you’d seen them crackheads pushing carts full of cable up old national to the scrap yard.

  • Libra80sBaby

    See….this what I mean. But to even release this type of story really offends me. Like they think we THAT fukin stoopid???!!

  • Smartypants

    It was some ypipo.

  • SuperScooper1

    He’s a Civil Engineer with an MS in Engineering Mechanics…We dated on and off in undergrad and I called him in Denver on this story. He said “he knew why I was calling before he answered the phone.”

  • Libra80sBaby

    On and Off Topic: Tip looking kinda fine uptop with his cheatin ass dog ass….lol

  • hottlanta

    Wow like all of those white men who defend Dump 24/7. They can’t even look straight into the camera while speaking about him.

  • missmiami305

    I had the same thoughts. It doesn’t add up.

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    He might have started the fire but who is responsible for leaving those flammable items there? Are they getting locked up too?

  • Keesh5000

    Im with ya on this one Bird…. who was responsible for leaving those materials there. Is it normal to leave the materials there? Was someone not doing their job and being lazy? Did someone not have money to properly store the materials at a safe location? What is really going on

  • Keesh5000

    Im with ya on this one Bird…. who was responsible for leaving those materials there. Is it normal to leave the materials there? Was someone not doing their job and being lazy? Did someone not have money to properly store the materials at a safe location? What is really going on

  • klwbaby
  • Libra80sBaby

    HAD to Fam

  • klwbaby

    ??

  • Keesh5000

    Giggles…. I dont even think they have that much crack anymore… Maybe in the 80s or 90s….but most of the crack already smoked up.. They use matches now

  • Libra80sBaby

    So….Basically, Atlanta outchere using under the highway as a junk drawer for flammable shit

  • i troll it like i see it

    Ummmm I had no idea TI had that body…been hitting the gym.

  • Keesh5000

    BASICALLY

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I was thinking the same thing. They stored all that stuff under an overpass? The couldn’t have found a warehouse somewhere to store it? Makes no sense to me.

    I’m sorry, but somebody somewhere needs to lose their job over this.

  • klwbaby

    I usually just hear about heroin and pills but my cousin still uses crack.

  • Keesh5000

    Yeah, I only see about 3 to 5 crackheads these days…. I think most of em got help

  • klwbaby

    She was in jail for over 20 years and came out started to use again.

  • Taylordanes

    THIS

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I was just telling my coworkers that. He been on crack for awhile that ain’t trying to go jail. They just wanna blaze

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Exactly

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That was bound to happen

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Weeks later… they’re still trying to cover up his outrageous lie about Obama tapping his phones at Trump Tower.

  • Queen B

    When i saw this on the news the first thing i said was “bullshît” and wtf is Atlanta really trying to hide here ? Ive always wonder why they kept all that material underneath the bridge way. Its been there for years. Imma need TI, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Ludacris, etc to come together and get this man outta jail….just for the hell of it bc ain’t no crackhead caused this fire and even if he did, u ain’t go find him lol

  • dontgetblocked

    Since TI has vast experience in law enforcement, a criminal justice and law degree, plus he has seen an examined all of the evidence… I’ll believe him…NOT. A crackhead is a crackhead and he does cracked out shipt like burning down a bridge.

  • Brenda Purcell

    I’m sure that this is not the first time that crack was smoked under that bridge. I’m with TIP, it’s a cover up & why not blame it on the homeless who can’t afford a lawyer. SMDH?

  • quiet_storm

    This midget has an opinion on everything. The very definition of a know-it-all. I don’t see how Tiny put up with him. Controlling, abusive, faux-intellectual…short!

  • dontgetblocked

    Right. Who the hell defends a 41 year old crackhead who will knock your mama upside her head and steal her purse?

  • quiet_storm

    Yup but he is quick to dog out black women (his own WIFE and CIARA).

  • Allihave2say

    TI put your money where your mouth is and hire this man a legal team. We all know this is a set up to cover up a F up.

  • Allihave2say

    One word needed: narcissism.

  • Allihave2say

    Dang. The urge is pure.

  • Ms.Caramel

    Please tell me how a crackhead can burn down a bridge. When the match is lit he smokin crack, when it ain’t he lookin for a hit.

  • tintin

    I just can’t stand him…what he’s saying might be important but because he’s saying it I cant care. Maybe he should investigate his home situation and fix it. On another note crackheads can surprise the hell out of you sometimes. I’ve seen them in action they are very capable especially when lookin for a fixin

  • KcoolMuziq

    T.i. is a activist. He should DEFINITELY pursue that. If it wasn’t for his criminal record. He could be the future President of the US

  • quiet_storm

    ? I hope this is a joke.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I don’t believe that crackhead did this. Atlanta needs to stop.

  • Traci404

    He is a very smart man, regardless of his criminal criminal record.
    He does make sense, They arrest was quick. Crackheads dont set fires.

  • Traci404

    Well 2 trips to the penitentiary would make him more qualified than most.
    He is not dumb by any stretch of the imagination.

  • FranziaRed

    Oh where oh where did the V & V Roses go???? Please somebody tell me!!! I have lurked for 9 years!!! Please please James Brown please!!! They were like the stories my Ma like to watch!!! Chan we don’t care no more DUB PLEASE BRING THE BLOG BACK!!!! PLEASE!!!

  • Passion

    Something in the buttermilk ain’t clean! That was not a crack head or homeless person fire, it’s most definitely a cover-up.

  • FranziaRed

    I don’t even read these negative stories anymore and I guess I need to keep reading my books because without the roses this blog is uuuggghh

  • FranziaRed

    BBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRREEEEEEENNNNNNNNNN??????????

  • Keesh5000

    Mine still use crack too…not all of them but a few still use

  • pure_rachet

    Well, from TI’s statement we now know why he looked so bad downstairs. Crack kills

  • Malcom Flex

    Sorry I don’t cape for black males period unless they are proper and that’s who I’m talking about black males some fools can’t open their mouths without bring up white people, pitiful. Look at our communities full of mammies and apologists who don’t hold foul males accountable.

  • KcoolMuziq

    No it’s not. He is VERY well spoken,articulate and wise beyond his years.

    It’s only so many that have that gift. He is a born political activist.

  • Wayup!

    And this is a FACT….You night be able to find the hophead WEEKS later but a SCANT FEW HOURS LATER..Uhn..Uhn. NAW…?

  • dontgetblocked

    The fact that he went to the penitentiary twice means that he’s dumb.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Stay on topic or go follow your friends to wherever they’re slumming.

  • A D N

    TI speaks out a lot on different subjects. Interesting. He may be considering a political seat somewhere.

  • Blak

    TI needs to sit his ass down and have several seats…no one cares about his uneducated opinion. Why doesn’t he bond this crack head out and put him up in his house in the room next to his, with his door open at night. Sit you ass down you criminal

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think so too. He’s looking for an exit strategy. The music industry is dying. Music streaming doesn’t pay enough to feed a large family.

  • imasaneperson

    Is the city or state tryna cover thier asses from getting slapped with a class action lawsuit for negligence by blaming these crackheads?

  • dontgetblocked

    Who has an open marriage, a felony record, and loves his dope. Yeah. Just the kind of leader we need.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The city is negligent. If they were storing construction supplies under there they should have put up a fence to keep people out.

  • KcoolMuziq

    At least U know what ur getting with him. Most are so phony and live a lie.

  • dontgetblocked

    You tell me. I’m not a crackhead. The last time I checked crackheads were unpredictable addicts who steal and harm to get their next fix. Their behavior can not be rationalized.

  • dontgetblocked

    With his felony record???

  • NicoleZee

    That’s what I say!! I don’t understand why Mayor Reed isn’t trying to combat the city’s homelessness and drug problem instead of pretending that issues like that don’t exist. I often see the homeless living under or on the side of freeways and on several streets throughout the city. They have become even more aggressive when begging for money and food to the point that some people feel threatened. And this here that just happened should not have. They need to block off these underpasses so that no one but construction workers can gain access. SMDH.

  • imright

    ?damnn

  • imright

    ????

  • NicoleZee

    He obviously doesn’t know ho much damage someone can do when they are severely high or drunk. Dude probably don’t even remember setting the fire because he was too high at the time. I’ve been around drug addicts; once they are high beyond measure, they don’t even know who they are or where they are half the time! So maybe some drugs give people a feeling of superhuman strength like the Bionic Man or Woman??!! Hell if I know. Never done drugs a day in my life. Would love to be bionic though!!! LOL!

  • NicoleZee

    If T.I. becomes president, I’m moving to Russia. Passport ready! He’s an embarassment. President??? Never.

  • NicoleZee

    Thank you!! Bad enough kids have virtually no role models today, not even their parents really. Sad. This country is too lenient on criminals. Why let any of them out?? WTF??? In other countries he would not have gotten off so easy. He would have done more time in an even worser hellhole.

  • NicoleZee

    Yes! A drug addict will kill just to get money to score a fix so why do people think that this dude could not have caused the fire??? I think some people are angry that he is Black, but so what??!! If this idiot set the fire, he belongs in prison for a very long time. People could have died, but luckily no one did. This could have been a real fatal disaster. Sad. The city has a serious crime and homelessness problem just like any other city. Atlanta is no different.

  • V Dubb

    Yepp

  • V Dubb

    Doesn’t make any sense but not much here does. They stated the had the gate closed but an affluent passer-by refuted that. They are at fault and don’t want to admit it. Either way….fix the damn road man!!

  • cilda

    Thank you TI for standing up for this gentlemen. You are ATL and just a great man. Love to you and your family.

  • V Dubb

    Dying….. it’s in hospice. They all better find other avenues.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    This is one crack head taking up for another crack head. Nothing to see here folks.

    But this is an absolute low for you, Sandra. T.I. speaks like he is still in Special Ed classes, and his opinion is reliably uninformed and originating from a deeply uneducated perspective.

    T.I. is also one of Atlanta’s most devious and underhanded criminals hands down. He has committed a number of crimes in this city himself so why would you be quoting what his career criminal ass has to say about this?

    This case is cut and dry, and the arrested individuals confessed to their part in the incident.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Oh, there is a gate? Well I stand corrected.

  • Hey young world the world is u

    Stfu u ignorant fool ass bitch

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Sandra you KNOW that Tip has talked about being Atlanta’s mayor before. LOL. Atlanta has changed. This mayoral election won’t be decided by black folks in the projects, like in elections past; you can GUARANTEE Atlanta’s next mayor will be white.

    And their successor will be as well. In fact, Fulton county itself is destined to become majority white in a few years.

    Tip doesn’t like being outdone by Killer Mike, his lackey–an equally uneducated loudmouth, by the way. Tip is so insecure and jealous its ridiculous. But Tip can forget a political career; he’s got too much baggage.

    And the white folks who are taking over Atlanta aren’t natural T.I. fans. And a state house seat only pays $40K per year.

  • XoXo

    That man easily pass for Mayor Kaseem’s brother. lol

  • kekeb

    Pardon me, but I did NOT know T.I was that sexy!!!!!!!! Sidenote: this msn’s mugshot looks like Atlanta’s mayor, Kassem Reed

  • Peter Piper ATL

    A felon can run for office in Georgia so long as he/she is not on probation, or incarcerated. But Tip is no Shawty Lo: Lo paid his dues and was beloved universally in Bankhead.
    10 years also needs to have passed since the felony conviction.

    People know that Tip is an opportunist. And how on Earth could he debate anyone in a political contest??

    Besides, Tip has lots of baggage–legal and otherwise. You have to be credible to be a real political contender.

  • V Dubb

    Bwahahahahahaha Yasss to him looking like the mayor

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Go kiss your own ass. I hope he runs in whatever district your trailer is in.

  • kekeb

    One of Atlanta’s most devious and underhanded criminals?????? Who told you that, a white man from your Tech job?

  • kekeb

    So because he has a criminal history that exempts him from having and expressing his opinion?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Oh please don’t show your ignorance this late at night. Have you forgotten that T.I. was arrested in the midst of a murder plot?

    And I don’t have a tech job; but I have worked everywhere from Hollywood to Capitol Hill.

    You sound like somebody who gives money to Creflo Dollar.

  • V Dubb

    The only reason I know is because the DOT guy stated that there was a long gate surrounding the materials and that it stays locked. Then a patron who walks their dog in the area stated that it was untrue because it’s always open and accessible to anyone. They are just a mess.

  • kekeb

    I think so too. And because people take every media report as truth, very few people will question this

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Those sorts of gates are rarely supervised or patrolled.

  • live Learn

    Lmao not the Mayor omg that is so da# funny he does thoe

  • kekeb

    And Donald Trump is less of an embarrassment than Clifford Harris??? Please

  • kekeb

    And what are your thoughts on Donald Trump?

  • kekeb

    When’s the last time you went to court for anything, a speeding ticket etc? Clearly you’ve not familiarized your self with the court system in America because IF YOU HAD, YOU’D KNOW THAT BLACKS GET RAILROADED ON A REGULAR BASIS. For you to let such an ignorant comment be stated publicly proves that you are clueless.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    No, but the fact that he was implicated in a gun and murder plot certainly disqualifies him as being an objective critic of any police investigation.

    He’s grandstanding. And what an ignorant observation he made about his dealings with crack heads.

    But these are the type of folks that y’all choose as heroes.

    Is it any wonder Bill O’Reilly and white conservatives laugh at us and throw us under the bus so easily?

  • V Dubb

    So now they have a crackhead witness. I can’t take the media seriously.

  • kekeb

    Samuel L. Jackson was once a user of crack. Is your opinion of him equally as poor? You mofos believe anything the media has to say smh. Think for yourself, but if that’s too much to ask, at least stop looking down on someone because they are a drug user. I’m sure you do fucked up shit that if exposed others would judge you for as well

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Well, Trump isn’t selling drugs to black kids in the ‘hood. And he hasn’t been charged in a gun plot aimed at black men either.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL, are you serious? You would vote for that?

    Pitiful.

  • kekeb

    Exactly!!! I don’t understand why these other “roses” can’t see that

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Instead of continually pivoting to Trump, please explain what quality Tip has that would make him a good President?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    And exactly how would a President T.I. change that? Tip has helped create the culture that is leading so many black men into prison.

    And for the record, not everybody who is black and in jail is a victim of injustice; some brothers are out here actually hurting people.

    T.I. himself was caught up with guns in an apparent murder plot, remember?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Good point.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think so too.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I feel so disheartened reading some of these comments. I’m taking my ass to bed because I have so much trouble understanding how so many of you are actually pining for a T.I. presidency AND defending someone who could have caused loss of life by a destructive act that he has CONFESSED to.

    The man was arrested, his friends implicated him, and he admitted to police investigators that he caused the fire.

    This case is a slam dunk.

    I don’t know what to think about black folks anymore. We choose the wrong heroes, defend criminals and are always finding new paths to stupid thinking.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Its pretty much Mary Norwood’s race to lose. The Black Power Era has ended in Atlanta, but the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Its pretty much Mary Norwood’s race to lose. The Black Power Era has ended in Atlanta, but the writing has been on the wall for quite some time.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I agree with you. T.I.’s statement was so outrageously ignorant that I’m embarrassed for him for putting something like that out there.

    But that’s typical. He chooses to make a confessed criminal (like himself) a cause celebre regardless of the fact that people could have died on that overpass.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Applause.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Oh my Lord. He’s hardly articulate and his wisdom evidently didn’t extend to him being smart enough to realize he was being set up in a gun sting.

  • dontgetblocked

    That’s why no one takes us seriously when we tried to stand behind a real cause. These folks are actually defending a crackhead. I’m disgusted.

  • NicoleZee

    Yes, Trump is an embarassment just like Kennedy was with all of his sexual trysts in the White House. Disgusting. I don’t even feel sorry for any woman that stands by a fool, especially one that can give her nasty STDs. T.I. is for everybody!!! Most men will cheat, but it sure as hell does not mean any woman should put up with it. And yes, Trump has three baby mamas and did some cheating in the past too. They are all slimebags. Sad. People should just stay single and have safe sex!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Did you just call a crackhead a gentleman?

  • dontgetblocked

    I voted for him and proud of it.

  • dontgetblocked

    Once you get clean then you get my respect.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Point, blank, period…..that’s EXACTLY what it is.

  • Pamela

    Bill O’Reilly, the sexual predator of countless women? Lol.

  • Pamela

    “You have to be credible to be a real political contender”.
    Like Donald Trump?

  • Pamela

    Ms Sandra, what’s your strategy for wooing back Roses that have left or new ones? No shade, asking genuinely.

  • V Dubb

    Well please take T.I. out of the situation. Dont be so hard on our people man. The news is not saying ok he did it…its over. Both the homeless man and the city are at fault period. They are even investing and stating so, because they violated regulations. So, like anything else with us we are supposed to just demonize him? Screw the fact that they had materials with the potential for this magnitude of damage so close to the main street, unlocked and open….but he is the problem? So, just like they do us for simple infractions… does he deserve damn near life in jail? You said “what if someone had been hurt” meaning no one did. Which wouldve been horrible. What about guilt by association? Why are the friends not in trouble? You know they demonize homelessness in this city, and they are definitely trying to distract from their negligence. Trust me He will be punished….they will not. I won’t touch on the TI situation but you have to cut him a break. The word criminal can be applied to many. I’m not saying glorify him…but you know damn well he won’t be running for office. That is insane as thinking Kanye is getting on a ticket in 2020. Why so serious man? I know we are in a dilemma as a people but it’s not enough to just be disappointed.

  • KcoolMuziq

    But he was smart enough to cooperate and get his sentence slashed in half tho.

  • Malcom Flex

    THIS.

  • Malcom Flex

    LOL. You have a big contingent of surly single mothers fresh from their 9 to 5 job ready to drag somebody don’t deny them.

  • Malcom Flex

    Some fools can’t take a crap without comparing their feces to the white man.

  • Malcom Flex

    “Save our girls” – sound of crickets

    “Save our crackheads that burned down the bridge in ATL” – Out come the mammy patrol and bm apologisis.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    there is ZERO recovery for negligence….. follow the insurance $$$$.. that’s why they snatched Kasim Reed’s crackhead cousin and made him a scapegoat.. Negligence = $0 Criminal Damage = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ serious.. dude does favors Kasim

  • Kamron J

    Trucks have to take 285 around the city even before the fire so hopefully it won’t be that much of a delay. If any delay it will be from displaced commuters who go straight through the city

  • Kelvin Rowe

    This Peter piper ass Nigga smoking crack or something! He don’t know shit about rap or the streets. Punk rock listening ass. I am pissed I wasted my comment on this Fool.

  • jazzysmith12

    If you are going to blame anything on anyone in Amerikkka,blame it on the dark skin black man,no one will give a f!ck in Amerikkka–we don’t matter.

  • SumthinSweeter

    ??

  • Banka

    One of Atlanta’s most devious criminals..???? Bwahahaha you are definitely reaching now. !!!!

  • Banka

    I see the hate for T.I. is real on this site.!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    People do stupid things all the time. Esp when high & drunk.
    He could be a scape goat but the city HAS to take responsibility for being incompetent.

  • Blak

    Well you said it, not me. He’s a clown who sounds like a minstrel show who doesn’t deserve any type of platform. Again let him pur his drug/clowning money where his mouth is and bond this negro out am move him into his house since he so passionate about this.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I can appreciate your response, but first off, T.I. placed himself in the situation. He knows he’s influential. And its sad that he has that kind of power because his opinions are often ignorant and devoid of fact. Which means anybody who co-signs the nonsense that’s coming out of his mouth will sound just as stupid.

    The city’s highways department and the state GOT are runaway trains. Many of the people who oversee Atlanta’s roads are inept and lazy and don’t give a damn about the responsibilities they’re being paid for.

    Homelessness is a major Atlanta problem; I understand that well. I have been involved in anti-homelessness initiatives for years. However, most homeless people are not setting expressways on fire. And when a crime like this is committed, of course there’ll be punishment.

    But he is not facing anyway near a life sentence. But certainly some level of incarceration is appropriate because of the impact of what he did, wouldn’t you agree? When you commit crimes, you face penalties. That’s true for him, you or me.

    And he admitted to the incident after his “friends” squealed on him. Maybe he should have committed crimes with people who don’t snitch when they get caught? Problem solved.

    I’m hard on anybody who is as self serving as T.I. is. He didn’t care about any black issues or criminal justice issues until long after it was popular to do so. Once he saw an opportunity for himself, suddenly, overnight, he became Malcolm X.

  • Ant Hill

    take his nuts out your mouth, you sound like a jilted b*tch.

  • Ant Hill

    Now go eat Mary’s azz and maybe she will give you a job as her main sambo.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Absolutely. But people like Bill O’Reilly rule this country. They dictate the laws and policies that govern our lives.

    And yet we powerless, as a group, as opposed to people like him because we can’t stick together for any damn reason at all.

  • sunni_daze

    It does smell like old rotten fish. TI should pay for these people’s attorney, he has the means to help those that are being treated unjust.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You clearly have mental issues. But I’ll pass on the azz eating; I think you’d enjoy that more than I would anyway.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL, you are a complete dummy. I come from the entertainment industry. I’ve also worked in politics. I know more about rap and rappers than you could learn in a lifetime of reading The Source.

    I know a crack head when I see one–do you? I also know what one sounds like, and you fit the criteria.

    Never been a fan of Punk Rock, but you’re too stupid to recognize that Punk originated from black music.

    You can alleviate feeling pissed by not bothering to comment anymore.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I’m disgusted too. This man could have killed people.

    The way some of these people think explains why so many criminals are walking around our neighborhoods, breaking into homes, robbing people, and selling drugs without fear of being reported to police because a lot of black folks would rather make excuses for the behavior as opposed to turning them in to the cops.

  • Jay Ocean

    How is it fishy if someone saw him light a shopping care full of shit on fire????

  • V Dubb

    True…to most of it. One thing Ive learned living here is that we as as people have to give our community as much patience and understanding as we do other communities. He will be punished and I agree he should that was the dumbest shit ever. As I’ve stated before, most crackheads are entrepreneurs not arsonists…so he had an agenda or was just pissed. DOT on the other hand needs to get their shit together. We don’t know how many of those other bridges are unstable (ie…spaghetti junction). But my point of it was to get you to have patience with our people. I know it seems daunting and overwhelming but coming at them with insults just drives them into the fire. As a people we are very superficial in thought and movement most of the time, but in order to redirect the masses you have to try a different tone. Not stupid..just misinformed……most don’t believe in these entertainters as much as they put on either. Black folks have always been fickle when it comes to the support of artists. Let him do something they don’t like and hold value to and they’ll change on him like they did MJ with simple accusations.

  • SuperScooper1

    Great point and If only he could; Federal charges (which TI faced and these defendants are facing) are serious and the legal fees are HUGE. That and the fact that “the fire” could go to the highest levels as a means to “get back” at John Lewis and his District means TI needs to stay out of it. Matter of fact, there’s very little we can do except stay awake to all the BS and shenanigans.

  • SuperScooper1

    #BadBrains

  • SuperScooper1

    Oh my gosh, he DOES look like Kasim Reed!!!!

  • mariah asphalt

    I agree with T.I. The scenario presented by the authorites is a little far fetched. also,The assumption would be that the shopping cart contained the accused own stuff. Why would he set fire to that? It is a known fact that cops get people to lie on other peoplle all the time. That’s why so many people are let out of jail after being proven innocent years later.

  • sunni_daze

    Oh wow, so this maybe assoicated to shady business? If so you’re right he should stay silent, but still pay legal fees if he feels so strong.

  • Kelvin Rowe

    Listen Peter suck a dick piper! You don’t know shit about the music industry. You too busy hating on black men with fresh ideas. You get in your feelings about niggas you dont know shit about. Partner! Stop acting like a biiiaaaatch! Bitch!?? Man up and learn more about your black history….you dick riding pussy. Another black men defending another black man and it’s ignorant assholes like you that claim you black,but riding Uncle Sam’s nuts!

  • Michelle

    The point is that she probably really didn’t see that. I’ve

  • SuperScooper1

    Not John Lewis’ alleged “shady dealings” but as a means to silence him in exchange for the Federal funds needed to repair the bridge. You know Trump and them are petty AF. That coupled with the Red Mercury story from across town the same day? Something stinks and the fish rots from the head.

  • Kwamella Diquan

    Thank you! He was a crackhead wtf do you expect. He aint got shat to lose. T I needs to mind his damn business and let the law take care of this.Just because he grew up around crackheads dont mean shat!

  • Kwamella Diquan

    I agree!

  • Traci404

    Not dumb, just busted.
    This 2nd time, he took the fall for his wife
    So that the kids can have a mother at hone.