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T.I. Sued!

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He can't seem to stay out of trouble!

T.I., who is currently in a halfway house after doing time for weapons possession, is being sued for copyright infringement!

Rapper Motoe Blizzid is claiming that T.I. used part of his 2004 song "Reverence" in T.I.'s hit track "What You Know."

Blizzid is alleging that the 2006 single has the "same rate of harmonic range" and that they have "nearly identical instrumental melodic lines in terms of pitch, shape, and rhythm."

The rapper is seeking damages and profits received from "What You Know."

Sounds like T.I. might have to pay up!

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17 comments to “T.I. Sued!”

  1. 1

    This is ridiculous. It's another case of some wanna be trying to cash in one someone else's success. Even if TIP had to pay up to this guy, it wouldn't even leave a dent in his bank account! I can't even find Motoe Blizzid's Reverence song on youtube, so it must be pretty lame. Motoe, just because you can't pay the bills, doesn't mean you can start making things up and trying to trash a Grammy winning song that T.I. won fair and square.

  2. 2

    Could be true, but could also just be a sad attempt to cash in.

  3. 3

    You know what other song has the "same rate of harmonic range" and "nearly identical instrumental melodic lines in terms of pitch, shape, and rhythm." as "What You Know"? It's called "Hey Joe". It's by a little known artist named Jimi Hendrix.

    This is stupid!

  4. 4

    He needs to set to the table and have something to eat.

  5. 5

    I don't believe it until I can find this dude's song and compare for myself…

  6. 6

    what the hell kinda name is "motoe"??? camel toe's cousin?? who the hell comes up w/ this shit……

  7. 7

    hahaha hez TIGHTTTT!!!!!!

  8. 8

    Re: RobPnMeShouldB – Hahahahaha! That was hilarious!

  9. 9

    Re: JJ1989 – fooreal.

  10. 10

    that song was the one of the biggest songs of 06! did he just "not" hear it then? he's all of a sudden heard it? i mean, wtf? it just doesn't add up. honestly, get your own money you fucking moron.

  11. 11

    Couldn't find that dude's song anywhere. He just wants some money

  12. ROCKP says – reply to this


    first off u guys have no idea who motoe is,so u should educate urselves before speaking on it,i was at motoe's pad listening to the beat that was sampled from.well before t.i. transitioned from wrapping his lips around a crack pipe to a mic.this has been well known among those lucky enough to be close to motoe.if you have never heard of motoe,he has been in the music industry writing,producing and rapping.search motoe blizzid on youtube,myspace or go to his band site @ nicetie.me

  13. 13

    " R U there God?, its me T.I" LMAO!!!! That and the pic made my day LMAO!

  14. 14

    Geez put a shirt on! What is this Fire Island?

  15. 15

    His nostrils scare me.

  16. 16


  17. 17

    well, I personally dont think the songs sound alike..I can make those tunes on my garage band in 10 minute either way and DJ Toomp produced it anyways?