At least his legal team thinks so, since a lawyer working on the rapper’s behalf contacted blogger Sandra Rose with a request that she “be more sensitive” about her coverage of T.I.’s case, since the presiding judge “may have been angry enough to alter his decision to release T.I. on house arrest last Friday.”
I agreed to comply with the record exec’s request but later that same night I heard from two others in T.I.’s camp who said T.I.’s lawyers informed them that if T.I. isn’t released this coming Friday it will be my fault. As ridiculous as that may sound, I’m taking this reckless innuendo seriously. I decided to post this for two reasons a) because I want this on record just in case, and b) because some people have a hard time accepting the fact that T.I. – not bloggers or the media – is responsible for his current situation.
For her part, Rose thinks the legal team’s claims are phony, or at least exaggerated, and that T.I. needs to invest in legal representation with more on its mind than online commentary. You would think they’d have something better to do than to troll blogs for potentially slander, but hey, those are billable hours.
T.I.’s Lawyers Blame Bloggers For Jeopardizing Their Case? [Sandra Rose via XXL]