In a bittersweet performance, T.I. held his farewell concert Sunday night at Atlanta’s Philip’s arena. As he was surrounded by his family and friends Tip held down the stage for over 2 hours while performing for a sold out venue. As I post this, the superstar is headed to Arkansas where he is to report to prison to serve his jailtime on weapons charges by noon today. At Sunday’s concert, Tip told told the crowd not to worry and stated “I’ll see you in 366 days” as he left the stage.
Maino & Lil Duval
Lil Duval hosted the show and had me cracking me up on twitter:
The real Keyshia Knight-Pulliam was spotted taking in the Atlanta Hawks v. Miami Heat game Sunday evening. The Hawks spanked the Heat in a 90 to 64 win to the pleasure of all in attendance. Check out a few courtside flix below:
T.I. gettin his words right during the Hawks introduction.
Quick Question: Who knew Tameka “Tiny” Cottle was such a great actress?!? Hell who even knew she was in a move? Check out this old footage of T.I.’s fiance in some straight to video type flick entitled “Black Balled” where she plays some dude’s baby mama….a real stretch for her. womp womp.
Fast Forward to the 3:08 mark:
That’s old school actor Stoney ‘Jheri Curl’ Jackson starring as the embattled black man (you might also remember him from Michael Jackson’s Beat It video). Is it me or does that other chick look amazingly like Atlanta Housewife Lisa Wu-Hartwell? Anywhoo…I have no idea where this movie came from so don’t even ask but I really don’t think you missed any Oscar worthy performances.
Thanks to NeNe from Tiny’s Fan Site for bringing Tiny’s acting talents to my attention.
An Atlanta judge has ordered T.I. to increase the child support payments received by the mother of his two sons, LaShon Dixon. Tip had originally been paying about $3,000 per month to support his two sons, ages 7 and 9 but Dixon sought to increase those payments when she felt that her sons needed “to be equal” in both households (her words…peep the video), asking the court to raise the payments to $10,000 per month. Yesterday the judge ordered T.I. to increase his payments to $5,000 per month:
T.I., who was originally ordered to pay for the boys to attend private school, is no longer required to make that payment. The judge, Bensonetta Tipton Lane, also ordered the performer to pay half of the children’s extracurricular activities and all their medical expenses.
The judge ordered joint custody of the boys to continue, with Dixon granted primary physical custody. He’ll have visitation every other weekend.
Dixon’s attorney, Randy Kessler, says the woman is “very grateful” for the judge’s decision and called it “a complete victory.” (Source)
T.I. faced his children’s mother, LaShon Dixon, in court today to dispute charges that he doesn’t adequately support his children. Tip appeared perturbed on the witness stand when asked about the size of his home as Dixon’s attorneys attempted to show the court that his income could accomodate an increase. The news reported that Dixon makes about $20,000 per year and is seeking an increase so that the kids can have the same benefits at her home as they do at T.I.’s. I’m usually on the woman’s side, but this time I’ll have to side with Tip. He argued on the stand that he works hard to support his kids and they want for NOTHING, so why should he give her extra:
“When they are with me…they have the standard of living that I have created for MY household due to all of my hard work, all of my sacrifices, all of the things that I have been able to provide. Now…if that’s not available at LaShon’s house that’s because LaShon has failed to provide…”