A Georgia man sued T.I. for $10M over claims that the Atlanta rapper stole the concept for "Bankroll Mafia."
T.I. was hit with a $10M lawsuit last month from a man who claimed that the rapper stole the concept of Bankroll Mafia from him. Nicholas Patridge is not only accusing Tip of theft but also extortion, stalking, and getting other rappers to harass him. Patridge sued Tip theft of intellectual property and "debt (and) extortion" for allegedly stealing the idea for "Bankroll Mafia" from him.
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According to Bossip, Tip's asking the judge to dismiss the case entirely. He said Patridge has no basis for a court case and his accusations are filled with holes.
Patridge said he never gave the "Wraith" rapper permission to use the name that he allegedly created in Gwinnett County Jail in 2014.
Tip responded to those claims saying that Patridge has no proof he owned the term "Bankroll Mafia" or created a brand behind it. The man also didn't explain how T.I. extorted him or caused him to be indebted in the court papers. There were also some things in Patridge's complaint that weren't cohesive such as “evidence of a racial problem he put on television using me."
Tip said that he never even met Patridge and completely denied any claims of extortion and stalking. Tip added that he never took any intellectual property from Patridge.
A judge has yet to rule on the case.