Clifford “T.I.” Harris starred in both 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. According to multiple reports, the rapper/actor will not be in the upcoming third installment of the Ant-Man franchise.
There were questions about whether T.I.’s absence from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was connected to the recent sexual abuse accusations leveled against the Atlanta resident and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris. The Harrises have denied any wrongdoing in the matter.
Variety reports sources associated with the Ant-Man production claim T.I. was never slated to be in the cast. The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie is still in development with Paul Rudd returning as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly returning as Hope van Dyne/The Wasp.
T.I. played a character named Dave, a member of Lang’s crew, in the first two Ant-Man films. His filmography also includes ATL, American Gangster, Takers, Dolemite Is My Name, Cut Throat City, and other motion pictures.
VH1 reportedly suspended the 40-year-old entertainer’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle reality show following the sexual misconduct allegations surfacing in January. There have been calls for criminal investigations into the accusations against T.I. and Tiny.
“Clifford and Tameka Harris 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,” reads a statement from Steve Sadow, the couple’s lawyer Steve Sadow.