Rapper T.I. sparks controversy after confrontation with Atlanta comedian on stage

ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta rapper, T.I. is sparking conversation after a video surfaced on Twitter of him yelling at a comedian while she was on stage performing at an Atlanta bar.

The incident between the rapper and the comedian, Lauren Knight, only lasted a few minutes.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington went to the Edgewood Avenue bar where it all happened.

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Knight said the confrontation started when T.I. heckled her from the audience and told her to “take your wig off.”

That’s when she responded with the following: “I’ll take my wig off when you speak on your allegation situation.”

T.I. then shouted remarks back at her stating that he “ain’t never been in no case.”


Last year, the rapper and his wife faced sexual assault allegations; they both denied any wrongdoing.

At one point in the video it shows T.I. walk onto the stage, wrap his arms around the comedian and grab the mic. The two went back and forth for a few minutes and security began approaching the stage.

Knight said later on, she and T.I. talked and ended the feud.

T.I. then publicly admitted that he acted poorly.

“I don’t want to be beefing with Atlanta icons. I want to be able to walk the streets of Bankhead in peace,” Knight said.

Knight said she is moving forward with comedy and she will continue performing at the bar.

She also said T.I. is welcomed to attend.

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