Rapper T.I. is no longer involved in the upcoming Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
The rapper, alongside his wife Tiny, have been accused of several crimes, including sexual abuse and kidnapping, writes The Hollywood Reporter.
THR says it is unclear if T.I.’s removal is related to the accusations, of which attorney Tyrone A. Blackburn is calling for California and Georgia state to open criminal investigations.
The “Bring Em Out” rapper, real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., denies the accusations and said through a representative, “Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris (Tiny) deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming.”
T.I. has starred in both Ant-Man movies as Dave, a friend of Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd.
Ant-Man 3, also starring Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Michelle Pfeiffer, has not been given a release date.
In light of the ongoing claims against T.I. and Tiny, VH1 has put a hold on production of the couple’s reality series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.
As previously reported, 11 alleged victims accuse the couple of numerous crimes, such as ingestion of illegal narcotics, false imprisonment, assault, harassment, intimidation, sexual abuse and kidnapping.
By Megan Stone
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