Chaka Zulu Speaks Out After T.I. Scuffle
Rapper T.I. was reportedly involved in a brawl with Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu yesterday (June 24) during a luncheon hosted by Warner Music Group's Kevin Liles at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los AngeRapper T.I. was reportedly involved in a brawl with Ludacris' manager, Chaka Zulu yesterday (June 24) during a luncheon hosted by Warner Music Group's Kevin Liles at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles. According to reports, T.I. punched Zulu in the face and a brief altercation ensued.
Ludacris and Zulu were said to have arrived about three hours after the event, called "Make It Happen" after Liles' book of the same name, commenced. The melee happened shortly after.
In a statement released today, Zulu's publicist called the incident "an unprovoked attack from the rapper [T.I.]," and said Zulu "was forced to defend himself." Zulu stated, "It's a shame that things like this continue to happen especially with the backdrop of an event that was about benevolence and charitable works. I'm thankful that all issues have been resolved."
T.I. and Ludacris had been rivals for some time, though it appeared their differences were settled a few years back. The were both reportedly seen congratulating each other after the Grammy Awards in February, when Ludacris won rap album of the year for "Release Therapy." They also both performed at L.A. radio station Power 106's Powerhouse concert in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday.