T.I. found himself at the center of controversy on Monday (November 9) after he shared a post about Atlanta violence that read in part, “Handle YOUR beefs in YOUR city.” Many assumed was in relation to King Von’s recent murder outside of an ATL hookah bar and chaos ensued on social media.
As the post began to circulate, Von’s sister sent out a bat signal to 50 Cent who promptly heeded her call. Taking to Instagram, the television mogul sent Tip an ominous warning.
“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.”
Von was shot and killed outside of the Monaco Hookah Lounge on November 6. The Chicago-bred rapper was reportedly involved in a fight with Quando Rondo’s crew that quickly turned deadly. Two other people lost their lives and two others were injured, including 22-year-old Timothy Leeks who police charged with Von’s murder on Saturday (November 7).
Tip’s initial post demanded outsiders stop traveling to Atlanta to commit violence, prompting a litany of responses.
“Atlanta is a beautiful city filled with black excellence,” it read. “We uplift each other & win together. Stop coming here to kill each other. That shit is played out. Management.”
Von’s sister was apparently furious when she found out about the post and fired back at Tip with some scathing accusations.
“Wasn’t u just out the other night wit other bitches at copper cover,” she wrote in her Instagram Stories. “I stay seeing u cheating mind you business @troubleman31. 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 wit his daughter. “Now wea is my brother @50cent get on his ass!”