The production on VH1’s T.I. and Tiny: The Friends and Family Hustle has been suspended amid a plethora of sexual abuse allegations against the pair including claims that they trafficked and drugged women. The two have “in the strongest way possible the egregiously appalling allegations.”
Deadline first reported that the show’s production has been paused. “We are aware of the allegations, and while they are not connected to our show, we have reached out to T.I. and Tameka Harris, as well as local and state officials,” an MTV Entertainment spokesperson said. “Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have decided to suspend production in order to gather more information.”
According to Deadline, “the decision to pause production was made mutually by MTV Entertainment, T.I. and Tameka Harris.” The publication also says the previously announced plans for a spring premiere for season 4 is also on hold.
Aside from the Harrises and their children, the show stars the families of Toya Johnson, LeToya Luckett and Monica.
The show is executive produced by Tip “T.I.” Harris for Grand Hustle, Tameka “Tiny” Harris for Pretty Hustle, and Brian Sher for Crossover Entertainment. Christian Sarabia, Vinnie Kaufmann, Jennifer McGrogan and Jordan Browne executive produce for 51 Minds Entertainment. Paula Aranda, Phakiso Collins and Daniel Blau Rogge executive producer VH1.