T.I. Lashes Out, Calls For Boycott Of Outlet Over Sister’s Cause Of Death [VIDEO]
UPDATE: TMZ has issued an apology to T.I. and the remaining members of Precious Harris’ family.
Their partial statements reads:
“Earlier Thursday, we posted a story about T.I.’s sister, Precious Harris Chapman, and reported the Medical Examiner’s official findings on her cause of death … we were wrong to do it.
T.I. and his family are hurt and furious, and they have a point.”
It’s only been a few months since rapper/actor T.I.’s sister Precious passed away, however new reports have emerged stating that her cause of death involved controlled substances—and now T.I. is speaking out against them.
TMZ reported that T.I.’s sister Precious Harris, 66, who died in March, had cocaine in her system, resulting in her untimely death. According to the media outlet, Harris reportedly had high amounts of cocaine in her system, which triggered a heart arrhythmia while she was driving, resulting in a car crash. She died a short time later.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s report states Harris died from “cocaine toxicity which aggravated hypertensive cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure).” The official report also says that Harris’ high blood pressure caused an abnormal heart rhythm, disrupting the blood flow to her organs, including her brain. Harris was also suffered from a number of medical issues before she died, such as chronic lung disease, kidney disease and diabetes.
Now, T.I. is slamming the reports and recently took to Instagram to call for a boycott of TMZ. He specifically called out the outlet’s head honcho, Harvey Levin, letting him know he didn’t appreciate their report on his sister.
T.I. said this:
“…And as long as you’ve known me Harvey, I’ve been respectful, I’ve been cordial, I been polite, I been kind, I been fair…you just burned that bridge. I hope your story was worth it. You just burned a bridge. To not just me, but everybody around me. All my family. Anybody who stand wit me, anybody who stood wit Precious…will not stand wit you. That go for the Deltas, I need all ya’ll, stand the f**k up, ok? That go for all the children in the communities that she taught, she mentored, ok? That go for all the generations, from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s.”
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