Production has been suspended on the VH1 reality series, T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris.
“We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson told Billboard in a statement. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
Over the last few weeks, entrepreneur Sabrina Peterson has been gathering groups of victims who allege the “Whatever You Like” rapper and Tiny sexually abused and drugged them.
Peterson first posted on Instagram Jan. 25, captioning a photo of her with a bull horn: “@troubleman31 you PUT A GUN TO MY HEAD IN FRONT OF CHILDREN & I NEVER CALLED THE POLICE ON YOU! But for years you have painted me as the VILLAIN!”
In addition, Peterson also posted on her Instagram Story tagging 30 other women who say they were abused by the couple.
She followed up that post with another one on January 28 asking other alleged victims to come forward.
“The Harrises have had difficulty with this woman for well over a decade. They are taking this matter very seriously, and if these allegations don’t end, they will take appropriate legal action,” a spokesperson for T.I. and Tiny told Billboard.
The show was filming its fourth season in Atlanta before production was suspended.