Wendy Day Issues Statement on Alleged Altercation Between TMI Boyz and Kia Shine

Wendy Day, founder of the Rap Coalition—an industry watchdog organization that helps rappers get fair deals—has issued a statement addressing a rumored brawl between Houston/Galveston, TX based group TMI Boyz and Memphis MC Kia Shine at the recent Southern Entertainment Awards. The incident took place during Sunday night’s (January 27) awards ceremony at the Grand Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss. According to Day, the Memphis rapper took offense to comments that she had made two days prior during a SEA panel and decided to address the situation while he was onstage presenting an award. When Day attempted to approach Kia to discuss the issue, he started yelling at her and flailing his arms in what may have been misconstrued as a threatening manner. At that point, an unidentified member of the TMI Boyz threw a punch at Kia in an effort to protect Day. Security then removed Kia from the venue and the awards show continued.

Wendy Day’s full statement follows in its entirety.

Last night’s 5th Annual SEA Awards were a wonderful finale to two spectacular days of free panel discussions targeted at independent and up-and-coming artists. Unfortunately, as local rap artist Kinfolk Kia Shine took the stage to present an award, he chose to use the opportunity to air a grievance he had with me (Wendy Day) over something I had said on one of my panels 2 days previous, in which his name was used. He said some very hurtful things about me to a very public forum. I have built my reputation over many years on helping artists, often for free, so it hurt me to hear him say that I had moved to his city and ‘raped its artists for money.’

Feeling that he and I should speak, I got up from my seat and moved to the back of the stage area alone, in view of Kia, so that we could talk when he was finished onstage. He chose instead to ignore me and not to acknowledge me until he was standing in front of his crew, where I had followed him. At this point he began screaming at me and because he was angry, he gesticulated wildly with his hands and did alot of pointing. Although I knew that I was not in danger because I have known Kia for many years, members of TMI Boyz are not familiar with him and saw only a very large, very angry man behaving as if he may get violent. They reacted out of an instinct to protect a woman they felt was in danger; a blow was struck and Kia was hit.

Because security had already been summoned to escort Kia out of the building once he had begun shouting at me, the whole affair lasted only minutes and the award show went on without a hitch; we were all quickly back in our seats watching B.O.B. perform his hit “Haters Everywhere” and enjoying the rest of the show.

Overall, the 5th Annual SEA’s were outstanding, attracting a record crowd of artists and industry folk to Tunica, MS. The scuffle was unfortunate, but it in no way marred this wonderfully positive event.

  • PURPLE HAZE

    HAHA. YO KIA AND GAME SHOULD HOOK UP AND THEN WE’LL HAVE THE WORST ON THE EAST TEAMED WITH THE WORST ON THE WEST. DAMN! THAT’D BE SOME FINGERNAILS DOWN THE CHALK BOARD KINDA SHIT. FUCK KIA AND FUCK GAME.

    • http://www.myspace.com/thedoors bosshogg Back In This Bitch

      Purple Haze Go Suck A Dick
      Game Would Knock Your Gay Ass OutWith One Punch, You Bitch Talking All This Shit Like YourSum Kind Of Critic For XXL,And i Hope Purple Haze Stands For Your Liking OF Jimmy Hendriex And Not Those Wack Ass DipShit Crap Cam’ron Is On…
      Oh Yeah BLACK WALL STREET BITCH!!!!

    • http://www.first.com First

      Damn, only a true Game dickrider would think of dude like that in a Kia Shine story. U mad?

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  • diggsy

    I hope he gets his ass kicked everyday.

  • dsread

    First!

    Kia Shine felt disrespected if I was in the same situation I probally would have said something too. AS far as The TMI Boyz go dont get involved in things that don’t concern you but that’s my opinion take it or leave it

  • PAY DAY BITCHES!!

    WHOOP THAT TRICK!!

  • jake the snake

    wendy day is the reason hip-hop sucks.. fuck that fat white cow.

    • grownassman

      listen here mr. jake the snake….wendy day did more for this music industry then could possibly know…so keep your wack ass comments 2 yourself and go chock on our snake jake!!!!

  • Mr S

    all I can say is WOOOOOOW!!!!!!

  • Whateva

    wendy day is great for hip-hop.
    fuck any muthafucka who thinks otherwise.
    stupid-ass online nerds who know nothing about rap but what the internet tells them…
    get a job

  • TNB

    Stupid Niggas….

  • U R FULL OF BS!

    “because he was angry, he gesticulated wildly with his hands” Wendy Day

    Aren’t you suppose to use your lips and mouth to “gesticulate”?

    Yall a bunch of Hip-Hop homos!

  • GO FEED THE MONKEYS WENDY!

    When your stuck in a Bullshit Industry, Bullshit happens!

  • niggafrommemphis

    Kia,come on mane.It’s a time and place for all that shit,you didn’t have to blast that woman like that.When campaignin too hard goes wrong.

  • thats funny

    LOl… good for for the Tmi boys…i bet Kia shines face right of now is saying “wow”..lol

  • Trickdd

    WHOS WENDY DAY AND THE TMI BOYZ? FUCK BOTH TMI AND WENDY HATEN ASS LIKE SOMEBODY GOTTA TALK TO YA BITCH AINT NOBODY WANNA TALK TO YOUR ASS THATS WHY THE NIGGA IGNORE YA YOU WANNA GET ON A NIGGAS NERVES NAGING ASS BITCHES SHOULD HAVE PIMP SLAPT HER TOLD HER TO CALM HER ASS DOWN

    • ill G

      leave it to Trickdd to make a comment SO FUCKIN STUPID that it comes across like ur under the influence of something!! wow man seriously fallback on smokin that crack boy it aint healthy

  • HU

    Who the fuck are the TMI Boyz and why is this news?

  • yourFATazzMAMA

    who cares…..NEXT

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  • IGNORANCE KILLED HIP HOP

    If you didn’t know, Wendy Day is probably the person that helped your favorite rapper get that Benz and that chain he brags about daily OR she probably was the one that helped him KEEP that Benz and that chain. She helped get Cash Money their deal, No Limit, Twista, David Banner, and the list goes on. That white lady has done MORE for Hip-Hop than many of these other BLACK executives ever have.

    For Kia to OVER REACT to a very INNOCENT statement (I was there at the SEAs the entire weekend so I know) was BOGUS!!!! TMI did jump the gun a little bit too (they’re dope by the way, just heard of them for the first time over the weekend) but the boy Kia made a stupid move.

    But in response to the people who asked “WHO CARES?”, the answer is YOU SHOULD. Wendy Day is very much Hip-Hop and in many ways, she’s helped preserve the culture that ya’ll bitch about on these blogs.

    • http://www.ucanmakebeats.com www.ucanmakebeats.com

      thx for setting the record straight on wendy… most of these teenage lames don’t know the science to how the game goes so they ain’t ever heard of wendy…

      without her most of your faves wouldn’t have a deal… which that is why TMI Boyz mushed Kia cause for the last 3-4 months of ’07 she was in a van & bus with them boys doing promo tours all around the dirty south and east coast to get these boys name out there and help them get established! the cold part about it, is she don’t have to do this, staying in Motel 6′s n’ all… she could sit up in her office and chill!

      so when TMI saw Kia wiling’ out – they held her down because they know she keeps it gangsta for the hood….

  • EReal

    Who are the TMI boys?

    I only know Kia Shine because he sucks.

    SO, yeah, whatev.

  • hmmmm

    i wonder if he still thinks he crispy? nawwwwwww just pussy!

  • Jack

    woooooooooooowwwwwwwwwww all i can say is wowwww
    this what i wrote down wowwwwwwwwwww i hope it knocked some sense into him.

  • Slomojowa

    TMI boys… dope??? I’m surprised those Memphis boys didn’t shoot their motherfucking asses. Honestly. Wendy Day, hasn’t done a damn thing for Hip Hop, except bringing up a bunch of Rappers that can’t rap whatsoever. She has truly raped Memphis, a city that can produce more quality lyricists than any other city in the south.

  • DIRTY FRESH

    THE CREW WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STAGE
    AFTER SHINE SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
    HE WAS ASK TO LEAVE THE STAGE ON THE LEFT WHERE THEY TRIED TO AMBUSH MY FOLKS
    SHINE WAS PUSHING NIGGAZ LIKE 10 YARDS OFF OF HIM AND SWINGING ON NIGGAZ THE COWARDS GOT A SUCKA PUNCH OR TWO IN THATS IT
    SO AS ME AND THE CREW RAN IN AND STARTED TO GET THE UPPER HAND IN THE “BRAWL” THE TMI BITCHES RAN OFF & SECURITY
    PEPPER SPRAYED AND MADE US LEAVE
    NOBODY GOT WHOOPED OR NOTHING LIKE THAT
    FUCK WENDY DAY AND THEM TMI BITCHES
    AINT NO BITCHES OR PUSSY’S OVA HERE HOMIE
    STRAIGHT UP!!!
    STREET KNOK
    “DAT METH”VOL.1
    COMING SOON

  • Tha Biz

    For all of U who don’t know who Wendy is or what she means to this music biz, google her name & see for yourself. She is everything this music bizness is about. I was at the awards & the panels as well. The comments Kia made could have been done between him & her. Wrong place wrong time. TMI boys did what any other camp would do if they feel they person helping them eat was in danger. So to both camps let it be what it was & move on. You both have good music and let your pockets speek for themselves.

  • gh31

    I hope he enjoyed his 15 crispy minutes of fame. If anyone walked in public looking like he did in that video they would get shit thrown at them.