Atlanta rapper T.I. is being sued for allegedly wrecking a Los Angeles house he has been renting for the past two years.
Encino, California, landlord Farzin Fazeli filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court against Clifford “T.I.” Harris alleging the rapper breached their leasing agreement, Radar reported. The rapper, who has an estimated net worth of $20 million, and Fazeli had a tenant-landlord relationship since July 11, 2020.
Why T.I. Is Being Sued
On June 13, 2022, Fazeli told T.I. he had a 60-day notice to vacate. Because T.I. paid up until Aug. 31, 2022, he remained at the property. On September 17, Fazeli said his property had a total of $127,182.65 in accounted damages.
T.I., who had a $50,000 security deposit, has a supposed balance of $77,182.65 to pay for the alleged damage. T.I. has refused to pay the bill, the lawsuit states. The suit explains why T.I.’s $50,000 deport wasn’t sufficient, “The amount has increased as further damages and repairs have been incurred, as will be demonstrated at trial.”
The suit continued, “The damages arise from a significant number of alterations done to the property that were done either without knowledge or some limited knowledge, but all with the agreement that the house would be placed back to how it was when it was originally leased.”
The lawsuit laid out the lease contract in which the “tenant. Clifford Harris, Manager of King of the South LLC, understands and agrees that he is ultimately personally responsible for all obligations under this lease agreement between King of the South, LLC, and Sandy and Farzin Fazeli Family Trust. In the event that King of the South LLC does not first fulfill the obligations agreed upon in the agreement, Mr. Harris understands and agrees that the owners will fully exercise their rights to recuperate any unpaid rent or costs associated with damages to the property directly related to Mr. Harris’ tenancy.”
The alleged damage was detailed. “It also includes physical damage, including but not limited to projector, pool house floor, kitchen pantry door, drywall, and ceiling damage. Additionally, a painting owned by [Fazeli] was taken by [Harris],” the suit claims.
The suit claims there was $30,000 worth of damages to the kitchen alone and $34,250 in damages to the custom cabinets in the office.
Fazeli also wants his legal bills associated with the case to be covered by T.I.
About the House
Radar reports the house is located at 4757 White Oak Ave in Encino. It has six bedrooms, six baths, a pool, and 11-car parking space. Zillow reports that the property is worth more than $5.3 million and those interested in renting this off-the-market listing might have a rental agreement of about $32,000 per month.
The house owners are Farzin, and his wife, Sandy Fazeli, under a trust, though she filed for divorce in 2017.