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T.I. Confronts Atlanta Club for Unauthorized Use of His Image: “Don’t Play With Me”

TI confronts an Atlanta club promoter

TI confronts an Atlanta club promoter after the club used an unsavory photoshopped image of him and his son King Harris on a flyer. Atlanta rapper T.I. found himself in a heated confrontation with Elleven45 Lounge after the nightclub used his and his son King Harris’s images on a party flyer without their consent.

In a video that quickly circulated online, the “Bring Em Out” rapper made an unexpected appearance at the club, expressing his displeasure at the unauthorized use of their likenesses to promote an event.

TI confronts an Atlanta club promoter after the club used an unsavory photoshopped image of him and his son King Harris on a flyer. “Na, you can talk to me!” T.I. exclaimed in the clip, addressing the venue’s employees, particularly focusing on an individual who appeared to be a doorman. “Until then, ain’t nothin’ goin’! Ain’t nobody gettin’ nothing goin’. Nothing!”

He continued,”Call who you need to call, do what you need to do! Ain’t nothing happenin’. No money, no beers, no-no partyin’, no sections, nothing! You put me and mine on the mothafuckin’ flyer, na get me everything. And if you can’t, don’t play with me.”

Before leaving, T.I. issued a final warning to the silent club employees, asserting his authority in the city. “I don’t know if y’all from here, but n***a, don’t play with me in this city. It’s my mothafuckin’ city,” he declared.

The rapper’s reaction was prompted by the flyer’s inappropriate depiction of T.I. choking out his son, King, reminiscent of a recent altercation at an Atlanta Falcons game.

In response to the confrontation, the nightclub quickly amended the flyer, realizing the gravity of the situation with T.I.’s unexpected appearance. The 3-time Grammy winner made it clear that illegal usage of his image was unacceptable.

T.I.’s protective stance is understandable, considering the sensitive nature of the imagery used on the flyer. This incident serves as a reminder that even celebrities value their right to control their public image and protect their family from unauthorized and misleading representations.

The confrontation highlights the difficulties celebrities face in controlling their public image, especially on social media, where misinformation spreads quickly.

While Elleven45 Lounge swiftly rectified the situation by altering the flyer, the incident serves as a cautionary tale for other venues and promoters to exercise diligence and obtain proper authorization before using celebrities’ images for promotional purposes.

T.I.’s protective instincts also reflect a broader conversation around consent and privacy, even for public figures. The rapper made it clear that his family’s portrayal in any context requires his approval, emphasizing the importance of respecting personal boundaries.

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