By Sandra Rose  | 

TI

Rap mogul T.I. Harris may be rich but he's not rich enough to retire just yet.

With mounting bills plus 7 mouths to feed (8 if you count his wife Tiny), the money goes out as fast as it comes in. So T.I. has to keep booking shows just to replenish his bank accounts.

Concert cancelations have started coming in after NY rapper Troy Ave shot up T.I.'s concert at Irving Plaza in NYC on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring 3 -- including himself.

Troy was arrested early Thursday and charged with attempted murder and weapon possession.

Now an organization in Florida that booked T.I. to perform at a multiple high school graduation has canceled a concert originally scheduled for next month. The organization is demanding the $55,000 cash deposit they already paid T.I. upfront.

T.I. wasn't even in the room when the shooting started.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    i blame black thugs , rappers and criminals as a whole. that's y we don't have anything and folks want nothing to do with us. I don't give a *uck if it hurts T.I pockets, he don't put food on my table. #FOH

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He hasn't invested properly over the years to not be in a cash crunch? Or have they just stupidly overspent? This part right here doesn't read as if he is still FOB. This is a high school event. I'm sure he doesn't have a problem finding grown folks places to book. By tha way, what high school or school district has $55K in funding to pay for graduation entertainment? really??? That's where the money is going?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Who books TI's felonious behind for a high school graduation party any d a m n way?

  • MissyJ

    They ain't getting that money back... Charge that to the game

  • Finding Forever…

    I'm stuck on the kids in cap & gown behind the KANG, LOL. Just saw the video of the shooting & he just didn't give damn...face uncovered in front cameras...came in blasting. Charges served him right. OFF TOPIC, but on the KANG...What else can & will be done in ATL 2 that wasn't chopped & screwed in ATL? Some movies don't need a part two & I gotta feeling this might be one of them.

  • nucynu25

    Am really just shocked a high school booked TI for 55 racks

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Wait. Young Dro and Joseline are together??

  • Locapoca

    Say whet!!!! ? Where you hear dis?

  • Dat nigga wit thee facts

    No I think it has everything to do with media brain washing and white washing. Black people alone are a minority. Then the inner city "thugs" are a minority of that. If you've been held back, its because you're incompetent. Not rare club shootings.

  • Dat nigga wit thee facts

    But it'll draw box office attendance. Definitely won't be a third.

  • Locapoca

    All I got at my damn graduation was some stale ass cookies and some punch kids these days getting Grammy nominated entertainment???? http://i52.tinypic.com/wb5aub.jpg

  • nucynu25

    Its all over the gram ..

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    So, Dro about to get a Mona post dated check too?

  • nucynu25

    Coked out

  • hi-liter

    Blame the most popular entertainer on the bill, the headliner TI, who as Sandra stated wasn't even in the room when the shooting started, TI is getting a bum wrap for this. All the acting and talk show appearances in the world won't change people's perception.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Booked period! Bet ya it is a boarding/private/privileged kids' school.

  • SummerBaby

    With mounting bills plus 7 mouths to feed (8 if you count his wife Tiny), the money goes out as fast as it comes in.
    ...........
    They still friends of the blog? ???

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    she loves her some dope heads don't she? and he is FLOSSING that panky rang.

  • Tiffany Miller

    I thought about that as well...

  • Renee Bee

    Who wrote this post? Who? Imposter Alert!!! ??

  • Locapoca

    Smh I guess she's trying to rebound from Stevie http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m70z99YI2i1qcwgrvo1_250.gif

  • Finding Forever…

    Based on your name alone...I'll just take your word for it ;)

  • Lisa daniels

    ????lawd

  • Lisa daniels

    Well at least he hasn't be charged in the shooting?

  • hi-liter

    He has in the media though. That hurts his brand and prevents him from making money.

  • Lisa daniels

    Yeah, this is true. He better start downgrading

  • hi-liter

    Lol...he prolly ain't hurting that bad, right now, but if this mess continues it could hurt his future earnings, really it already has with the school canceling an upcoming concert, he lost money.

  • Dat nigga wit thee facts

    Lmao

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Damn intern done spiked Sandy's tea again.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    WHOOT!

    Chile...?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Did you see them at the ATM and they acting like they didn't know it was filmed? Why Dro reach to get his phone at the end? ?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Shoot. I know some school districts that are barely getting by with no books. They're just running reams of copies. Music class?
    Here. Ring this triangle. Shake a maraca. No band. No instruments. No home ec. Kids can't cook, sew or hammer two pieces of wood together to make a birdhouse. Just stupid.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Did you see the guy behind the shooter just stroll in too?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Maybe the school is using the lottery money. ?

    Thought San said they were having problems with the other Alphabet boys. I R and S.

  • Finding Forever…

    Like they owned the joint...A DAMN DISASTER.

  • the guest

    The funds could have been privately raised through parents and students fundraising. It's their business what to do with privately raised funds but then what's up with their priorities? $55k on a concert?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I feel bad for Tip as it ain't his fault.

  • Olivia Dope

    so... is he not a friend of the blog anymore?

  • Layah Jhene

    Lol at least you got some stale cookies and punch. We didn't get anything. They gave us our diplomas, some long boring speeches and kicked us out

  • Renee Bee

    Even Stevie Wonder know Auntie did nit write this post.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    They ain't getting no money back. At least they shouldn't. They cancelled so it's there problem

  • Peter Piper ATL

    "Ohhhh poor T.I."...BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. This is an almost 40 year old man who is sagging his pants, rapping about moving kilos and shooting other brothers in the 'hood. All while he's getting rich---and ignoring the obvious blight and suffering all around him when he shows up to pass out a turkey or film a video. What a disgrace.

    But it says more about us as a community that this man is viewed as a hero. T.I. is no victim. He's an exploiter, and he's also an overindulged, sex addicted, cocaine snorting, over the hill hoodrat with a grade school vocabulary and a house full of ignorant, spoiled kids and a confused, ugly wife.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    It just depends on how the contract was set up. Even a basic lawyer will be able to quickly parse through this. That's why its always important for any promoter to get event insurance. But even then, certain activities can void a policy.

    From what I gather, T.I., the venue and the promoter are all negligible IF anyone who was harmed during the riot decides to sue. The venue and promoter are culpable because clearly, security wasn't adequate enough to detect handguns which is the most critical component of security at an event like this, aside from crowd control.

    And T.I. is culpable because virtually every contract like this stipulates that a featured act/guest performer is regarded as the main act himself, from a contractual standpoint. That means, T.I. is just as liable as Troy Ave in this circumstance.

    The people who attended the concert and got hurt or worse are the ones who stand the best chance of getting paid.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Thank ya

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I fell weak over Sandra's "if you count his wife Tiny" part. LOL. I'm glad Tiny stopped pretending like anyone other than someone on a distant planet would want to buy a weave from her or take beauty tips so they could end up looking like her. I have never understood Tiny's face, no shade. She looks like she had two strokes, bell palsy, whiplash, and cranial swelling--all in the same day.

    But kudos to Tiny for cashing in with Tip. Back in the early 2000s, when it became more clear that T.I. was here to stay, he had his choices of women who also were looking to land a baller--just like Tiny was. NO ONE in the industry could believe T.I. was that serious about Tiny--especially since she had been regarded as a washed up skeezer who had by then made the rounds with several local entertainment and sports figures (like Andre Rison and Ray Lewis. OOOPS, did I say that?).

    But after sex parties, cocaine and molly, numerous infidelities, arguments over giving money to hoes and friends, a teenage pregnancy in the family, and a few arrests, it looks like the two have finally come to a happy place. How charming.

  • Traci404

    He is experiencing serious damage to his Brand.

    He wasnt involved, but the entire Rap culture is glorification of " Gangastas, Strippers & Drug Dealers" has moved from unspoken to mainstream
    Not a lot of money is being made on record sales.
    LIve events has become the primary source of income.
    BUT If they are shooting at the venues, they are going to say no, or cancel.
    Then what? Beginning of the end?

  • Traci404

    Why are talking about his wife? She wasnt at the concert.

  • Rob N. Lebron

    Preach

  • Rob N. Lebron

    You do know he has Iggy Azalea as a signed artist. He's making residuals off her. I wouldn't call him being broke and struggling plus he signed an $85 million dollars deal and Atlanta cost of living is low compared to NY, CHI, LA. I wouldn't call him struggling to make ends meet.

  • Rob N. Lebron

    Publicity wise it's in his best interest to give the money back.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Agree. I was quoting SR ?

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Is she selling records? Residuals off of $0 is $0.

  • Rob N. Lebron

    I guess you don't understand the music industry. He makes money off her single's, tours, appearance, etc. It doesn't matter how much money the artist makes. He gets paid regardless.

  • God’s child to the end

    When I read your post I heard the voice of the old man in New Jack City! " Poisoning your people!"

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Oh chile please. Comment sections are for opinions, I shared mine, and what's it to you? I've been in industry circles for a long time, and I come from a very familiar Atlanta family so I KNOW THINGS. And I don't mind gossiping, from time to time.

    That said, I congratulate Tiny on being a more conservative, dutiful, at-home wife because once upon a time, she was moving faster than a locomotive. Her husband, by the way, is an arrogant mess who runs all over her.

    But T.I. won't go broke. Not because he's such a phenomenal artist; rather, the man has never stopped selling drugs and is still doing so today. Everyone in Atlanta's elite business, political, sports and entertainment circles knows it, so folks are careful about attaching their reputations to any of his ventures.

    There's a lot more to T.I. than meets the eye.

  • Americadies

    Can't we have more dead at these black concerts? One is rather embarrassing.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It's interesting to hear how many of these folks have recycled partners or have been recycled themself. It's always interesting to see the flow chart of daqs that finally lead to a marriage. When folks were saying Tiny dated the same AJ guy that Kandi was engaged to (he later succumbed to injuries sustained in a club fight), I was like um, ok.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Sipping this tea. I often assumed that most these folks who started off selling and got put on in music actually never stopped. I mean, why would you? Now you have more money and influence to have the product moved. What other tea you got?

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    .......

  • Traci404

    I am glad you do. I am from the ATL as you can see.
    You sound like you just don't like Tiny. A personal issue, not really an opinion. But do you !

  • LeBrick James

    It's amazing that people still wanna have SEVEN kids nowadays.

  • Tea??

    TI should just stick to movies, he's a really good actor and can stay out of trouble not to say this was his fault but birds of a feather flock together and we know he loves his guns too, remember he was caught with guns a while back and got locked up? Hang up the rap career TIP. I stopped listening to him when he made multiple songs with young thug ?However I do like that new dr. dre joint with Marsha Ambrousis and the Aaliyah sample

  • AprilRain

    The poor guy, he shouldn't be condemned for something he had no control over. But it will pass. Unfortunately not these types of horrible incidents.