By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)
(AllHipHop News) T.I. has caught a break with the lawsuit stemming from 2010, when a man named Norris Gresham claimed he was beaten and held hostage by men associated with Tip’s label Grand Hustle.
Georgia Court of Appeals Chief Judge Stephen Dillard recently came forward with his opinion, which resulted in tossing out a lawsuit against the trap legend.
Taking into account T.I’s work and influence in the community, he described the rapper in glowing terms, citing him as “one of the artists who popularized the hip-hop subgenre trap music, along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.”
The whole thing started in 2010, when an audio engineer working for T.I. claimed he was beaten and held hostage for 12 hours by another employee, who was looking for Killer Mike's missing diamond necklace and pendant.
Gresham said he was attacked by a variety of men associated with Grand Hustle, including Killer Mike, Spodee, Mac Boney and Cortez "C Rod" Thomas.
The necklace and medallion were found hidden in the ceiling.
But Spodee supposedly pulled out a gun and threatened to Kill Gresham and them pushed him down a flight of steps and beat him some more.
Judge Dillard dismissed the lawsuit claiming Gresham “made many fantastic allegations,” including the accusation that Tip actually ordered the assault.
In fact, T.I. was not present when the assault transpired and he allegedly knew nothing about it.