T.I. has been slapped with a hefty lawsuit from a former landlord who claims the Atlanta rap star damaged a rental home and refused to pay for repairs.
Legal documents obtained by Radar Online show that Farzin Fazeli claimed T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) is responsible for $127,182.65 in damages done to a rental home in Encino, California.
Fazeli alleges that the 42-year-old rapper merely handed over a $50,000 deposit to cover the extensive damages, but avoided paying the outlying $77,182.65
“The damages arise from a significant number of alterations done to the property that were done either without knowledge or some limited knowledge, but all with the agreement that the house would be placed back to how it was when it was originally leased,” the lawsuit read.
“It also includes physical damage, including but not limited to [a] projector, pool house floor, kitchen pantry door, drywall, and ceiling damage. Additionally, a painting owned by [Fazeli] was taken by [T.I.].”
The landlord added that T.I. leased out the California residence in July 2020 and that he gave him a 60-day notice to vacate the property in June 2022. However, Tip allegedly paid rent through August, so he moved out on August 31.
Fazeli is suing for breach of contract and asked the court to award him more than $77,000 to force T.I. to cover his legal fees.
The lawsuit is just the latest legal snafu to follow T.I., and comes a few months after his son King was arrested for an unknown charge. Tip later took to Instagram Live to push back against the online critics and said it’s up to his son to do better.
“Small request, stop hitting me … getting in my comments … tellin’ me what to tell King,” the Atlanta rapper said. “I know my son, think I ain’t spoke to my son? Think I ain’t told my son, his mama and his grandmamas? His ass goin’ to prison! If he gotdamn keep this shit up, his ass goin’ to prison.”