T.I. Calls For A Boycott On TMZ


It has been four months since the death of T.I. sister Precious Chapman. She passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital where she had been on life support for nine days after she became unconscious while driving back in February. 


Her official cause of death was released Thursday by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office and was reported by TMZ. T.I. then took to Instagram live to slam TMZ for attempting to tarnish his sister’s legacy and calling for a boycott. 


He states For a long time TMZ and Harvey y‘all been profiting off of people painy‘all are putting information out there that really disrupts their grieving process. 


He continues on to say that “As long as you’ve known me, Harvey, I’ve been respectful, I’ve been cordial, I been polite, I been kind, I been fair. You just burned that bridge. I hope your story was worth it. You just burned a bridge. To not just me, but everybody around me. All my family. Anybody who stand with me, anybody who stood with Precious… will not stand with you” 


TMZ has since retracted their statements and releasing a new article that highlights Precious’s ongoing community efforts in Atlanta. 


Earlier Thursday, we posted a story about T.I.‘s sister, Precious Harris Chapman, and reported the Medical Examiner’s official findings on her cause of death … we were wrong to do it,” says the news outlet “T.I. and his family are hurt and furious, and they have a point.” Theyconcluded with “We got this wrong and we regret posting the M.E.’s findings.


Precious Chapman was known in the Atlanta community for contributing to many charitable endeavors. She has worked over the years with organizations like Hosea Feed the Hungry, Motherless Daughters and the Covenant House, an ambassador for Saving Our Daughters and The Precious Academy her early education initiative. 


She worked alongside her brother for events like the annual Senior Thanksgiving where they feed grandparents who were raising their grandchildren and Holiday Caravan where she provided Christmas Gifts for Children’s Hospital and youth throughout Bankhead, Ga. 


She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, 


VH1 recently honored her by granting a scholarship in her name titled the Precious Chapman Scholarship. She will always be remembered by her family and community that she served for having a loving and kind spirit to anyone that she came in contact with.