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Monday, October 22, 2007

Atlantic blames blogger for T.I.'s failed bond hearing

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WHO SHOT YA? Sandra Rose (left, wearing glasses) sets up a photo with 112 lead singer, Q, at Ne-Yo's Compound Entertainment post-BET Hip-Hop Awards breakfast party.

According to Atlanta celebrity photographer/blogger Sandra Rose, an Atlantic Records executive called her last Friday to suggest that it was her fault T.I. was not released after his bond hearing on Friday:

Last Friday, I received a call from an Atlantic records exec who informed me that T.I.'s lawyers were discussing amongst themselves the fact that the judge read my blog and was "very angry" by what he read. The exec indicated that the judge may have been angry enough to alter his decision to release T.I. on house arrest last Friday. The exec asked me to "be more sensitive" about what I wrote regarding T.I.

Read the full blog entry here.

Oddly, Rose has gone out of her way to defend T.I.'s alleged actions. In an entry dated Oct. 15, Rose wrote:

Many have questioned why T.I. had such an arsenal in the first place. The answer is simple: boys love guns. My brother, Ray, has been an avid gun collector since his teens so I have no problem believing that.

It's definitely not the kind of reporting you'd expect from a traditional news organization. But serving celebrities also enables Rose to scoop legitimate reporters. Unnamed sources within T.I.'s camp regularly provide her with insider info, which could explain why the federal judge handling T.I.'s bond might be such an avid reader.

T.I.'s camp may have lost its good favor with Rose, however, as she goes on in her Oct. 22 post to state:

some people have a hard time accepting the fact that T.I. - not bloggers or the media - is responsible for his current situation.

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