T.I. is facing backlash for comments he made following King Von’s murder in Atlanta.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Tip addressed the recent killings that have occurred in his hometown. “Atlanta is a beautiful progressive city filled with Black excellence. We uplift each other & win together. Stop coming here to kill each other. That shit is played out,” he wrote. In the caption, he added, “Handle YOUR beefs in YOUR city. Thx in advance. – King.”
While Tip did not specifically mention Von, his comment didn’t sit well with many on social media including 50 Cent.
The “Power” mogul reposted an Instagram Story from King Von’s sister, Kayla, which read, “And theses r FACTS! But The energy he always putting in ppl business need to be the same energy he need to make it right with his daughter!!!!! No Wea is my brother @50cent get on his Ass!”
50 took aim at T.I. in his caption. “A @troubleman31 you gotta chill, you bugging for saying anything,” he wrote. “They got casualties this is real shit, i don’t know what you was thinking but re think it now. They are hurting, they love that boy he was a way out. I bet you don’t even realize they will kill you for what you just said. what hood you from again? come on now it’s quiet time.”
King Von’s sister Kayla responded to Tip’s original post, writing, “Wasn’t u just out the other night wit other bitches at copper cove… I stay seeing u cheating mind your business @troubleman31.”
Waka Flocka also seemingly called out Tip on Instagram Live before deactivating his account. “Never talk down on people when you once was the person that you talking down on,” he said. “I don’t give a f**k what the scenario is—ever. And I’m talking about guys that come from the streets. Not ni**as that say they do. Bruh, I don’t care how far I get in life, bruh. I would never look down on anybody in the streets or anything they ever do in the streets because I understand the laws and lifestyle that come with it. And when you understand that, a lot of things you not supposed to talk about.”
In a subsequent post, Tip denied that his comments had anything to do with the Nov. 6 shooting that killed King Von. “I don’t speak ill of my allies,” he wrote. “My last post had nothing to do with King Von. Y’all grossly mistaken, I have no motive or intention to do harm or malice cats I’m cool wit. My family’s hearts goes out to them & I’ve expressed this to the people in his life that matter most in this situation. That’s all I’m concerned with.”
Von was fatally wounded following an argument between two groups that occurred outside an Atlanta nightclub on Friday morning. A man has been arrested and charged with felony murder in the death of the 26-year-old Chicago rapper.