Kia Shine Comments on Altercation with TMI Boyz

Memphis MC Kinfolk Kia Shine has been relatively quiet since reports surfaced earlier this week about a physical alteration that occurred between himself and Houston/Galveston based group TMI Boyz at the Southern Entertainment Awards in Tunica, Miss. this past Sunday (January 27). The incident was sparked by comments Kia made about Rap Coalition founder Wendy Day while he was onstage presenting an award. Kia was responding to comments Day made during a panel discussion two days prior. According to a statement issued by Day soon after the Awards, Kia was punched once by an unidentified member of the TMI Boyz before being escorted from the building. However, in a recent statement given to Word on the Streets Magazine, the rapper disputes this version of events:

“While in Miami Filming the MTV Jams Show Hoodfab this past Thurs-SAT, I kept receiving phone calls and emails in regard to Wendy Day bashing my cd sales and my current label status with Universal Motown.

A friend of mine sent me a visual of the comments that was made at The New Daisy on Thursday and at the “How to get a record Deal” conference on Friday in Tunica. Wendy Day made statements about me having poor first week sales and went on to say that is why I was dropped from Universal Motown and that I was making Memphis artist look bad because of this, and that I wasn’t making any money for myself or my label. She also went on to say that my CD had no substance as well.

Why she chose to speak on my business without consulting with me first to make sure what she was saying was indeed TRUE is beyond me, Why she chose to come to Memphis at this “open forum” and say these things about me is also beyond me. So when I arrived in Memphis on Sunday to present my award at the SEA’s I felt it only right to address these statements in an “open forum” just as she did at the earlier conferences.

I explained that cd sales are down across the board especially with rap, but that the real money was in the ownership of your digital downloads, ringtones and ringbacks and shows. I explained that I owned all of those digital formats of my music and that I was making money off of that, despite what Wendy Day had said prior about me not making any money back for myself or Universal Motown. I said that I am to blessed to be stressed about some lady who is bitter about not making any money in Memphis.

I also stated that I had just shot 2 video in Memphis that are playing currently on MTV and BET and that helps shed light on my city. The crowd cheered and applauded to my statements and I left the stage after presenting my award. After doing so Wendy, who walked on stage while I was talking, tried to grab my arm and speak to me, she asked did she offend me with her statements, I said damn right, and pulled away, she again tried to talk to me when I got off the stage, while conversating with her, I was hit from the back, which I feel was a bitch move, Wendy and I were talking, not fighting, and the situation was between me and her, so for someone to hit me from the blindside when the situation did not involve them was a cowardly move.

Immediately after being hit, I begin to fire back at the 3 or 4 individuals that were around me. The person who passed the first lick, RAN AWAY, like a coward. My brother Dirty Fresh of the group Streetknok jumped in and hit a few indiviuals as well, then Sonny Black & Jack Frost jumped in and we pretty much had the situation handled, at that time the cops came and sprayed mace on us. I understand why, because they didn’t see the first punch that was thrown by the cowards, they just saw me and my team handling our business and getting the better end of the cowards that started the brawl. They threw me and my guys out, and that is the exact way it went down.

Its unfortunate that this had to happen and that some UNKNOWN artist are getting some publicity off of this. If I hit you I’m brainless, but If you hit me you FAMOUS, what’s a real hustla to do? I guess just put it all on my KUSH DVD so everyone can see what really happened I have it all on film, her comments she made about me at the memphisrap.com panel as well as at the SEA panel, plus I have my comments I made on stage as well as the brawl on tape. It will all be on my KUSH DVD which will be out in March.

As far the cowards that got involved in the situation, I would never come to someone else’s city and get involved in a situation that has nothing to do with me. Make a hit record, that’s how you get ON, not by trying to get brownie points!”

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  • DETROIT

    i believe his account of the incident…i actually met dude at a fair down here. he was one of the most humble/real rappers i ever met! Real good dude, his music sucks, but he’s a real good dude.

    • ddubbzz

      LMAO…at least you keeping it real

    • boi-dan

      Yeah, I seen him in a grocery store 1nce and dude is very humble and peace.

  • PHENOMENON

    UMMMMMMMMMM………

    SO?!

  • Amsterdam

    I thought Kia Shine was a femcee… my bad

    Amsterdam is in the building!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/hudredgrand HUNDREDGRAND_BEATZ

    MAN I READ DAT SHIT THE OTHA DAY AN I WAS LIKE DAMN KIA SHINE..MAKN MEMPHIS LOOK BAD GETTN KNOCK IN YA SHIT….BUT SHIT IF HE GOT ON DA KUSH DEN DATS THE WAY IT WENT DOWN…HE GOT PROOF….MEMPHIS STAND UP…SHE SHOULDNT B TALKN BOUT A NIGGAZ BIZZNESS ANY WAY AT A HOW TO GET A RECORD DEAL CONFERENCE…DEN WANA TALK TO HEAR ABOUT HE SHOULD HAVE HAD WIFEY TO WHOOP HA ASS….IM OUT THO..WWW.MYSPACE.COM/HUDREDGRAND…I GOT DAT HEAT ON DIS PRODUCTION HOLLA AT ME…

  • junior

    lol bitch ass nigga using jay-z verse

  • dameSTAtus

    Knowledge Check: How many of you all know that “conversate” is not, has not, and will not ever be a english word?

    Just wondering, because obviously Kia Kripsy Shine hasn’t been let in on the secret.

    2008: The death of the dumb rapper.

  • dameSTAtus

    2008: Death of the dry-snitching Rapper.

  • ri067953

    Yo, conversate is not a real word but it sounds harder then conversing.

  • Better Than You

    Who?

  • ddubbzz

    LMAO…at least you keepin it real

  • Richard

    Ohio’s finest please check me out and add me if you like what you hear. You can also purchase some of my tracks on snocap.

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

    http://www.myspace.com/rimestrike1

  • Tito Santana

    Da Backwudz(U gonna luv me)and (I dont like the look of it) are now Labratz. They’ve departed Dallas Austin’s label Rowdy Records to start there own(Royal Family Music) along with producer Sol Messiah(chamillionaire sound of revenge),(David Banner),(Goodie Mobb),(Dead Prez),(Nappy Roots).. Check da new video called (Creation) on YOUTUBE or myspace.com/thebackwudzmusic..Also they just released an album Independenly Via the internet called (Atlantis Rising) available on Amazon.com, Itunes.com, rhapsody.com, ect..
    To all up and coming artist much success and dont be afraid to put that extra grind in and go Independent!! It’s a new era… Everything resides on the Internet even Hiphop! Dont sleep on The Move ment!!Wake up

  • boorae

    You MF’s trip me out trying to give comments and can’t spell worth a damn! And then try to promote something when you can not spell! U ni99as are so a55 backwards! Learn to spell and conjugate verbs, then put a sentence together. Stop commenting if you can’t spell ol’ hood-a55, dumb a55, brain-washed a55 ni99as! Damn I hate ni99as! Act like they are allergic to education and common sense!

  • Trickdd

    KIA SHINE MY NIGGA I NO WHO THE FAKE AND THE REAL IS TRUST ME KINFOLK YOU AINT GOTTA SHOW ME THE KUSH DVD I NO WHO SPEAKS THE TRUTH PEOPLE NEED TO WORRY BOUT THEY SITUATION NOT GET IN ANY NIGGAS BUISNESS

  • RAGARGO

    WHO REALLY CARES IF CONVERSATE IS A REAL WORD OR NOT..IS NIGGER A REAL WORD…IF WHITEY SAYS ITS REAL ITS REAL…HIS LAND-GUAGE HIS DICK-TIONARIE..DEY MAKE IT UP AS DEY GO ALONG…IN DIS B’STARD INGLISS…

  • gamma

    Ragargo you stupid my niggas LMAO yahhhh bitch! But fo real fuck that white fat bitch Kia get yo money he do shows all the time dont ever talk about a nigga from the souths money if he say he got it then nine times out of ten he got it and im waitin for the kush keep it 100 and quit hatin on the south BITCH!!!

  • southiswack

    the south is fuckin weak

  • sonned

    the south is fuckin weak

  • J Baby

    Wendy Day is a fat nasty whore who tricks stupid rap Niggas to sign up with her to get their advance. She is trash yall stay away!

  • Maddolies

    His Musik Stil Sux Lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/rainendem Raine n Lane

    Rap niggaz… lame.

    keep googling me.

  • niggafrommemphis

    Thanks for clearin that one up folk.They (the media) had you painted as a monster.Wendy,even tho she has done alot for alot of people,got caught slippin.It’s not right or fair for her to even insinuate that Kinfolk makin the M look bad.If he makin the M look bad,he been doin it for a long time cuz he ain’t no stranger here.As an observer,i was leery about his signin to a major,particularly universal motown,just as rap itself was (and is) goin thru a thang.As long as he got the proof,he still my boy.And Wendy,remember,even tho thatwas down the road,still metro memphis,you was a guest in our city,the new daisey and shoulda chosen her words more carefully.What sets the M apart from other towns is like kia said:when you go in other towns you don’t talk that shit,remeber when T.I got sprung on in Houston.Niggas in Memphis ain’t no punks,you don’t take our kindness for weakness,unless you got a death wish and while I’m not goin that far on Ms.Day,people need to be careful what they say.She wouldn’t have said kia if he was there or if she didn’t know that niggas in the M LOOOOOOOVe to talk and can pass shit quicker than an e mail to a nigga.

  • YNR

    i dont know why all yall niggaz hatin on kia shine due season is the shit yo. he is so fresh no homo.

    http://www.myspace.com/yungnruthless

    CANADA’S FiNEZT!

  • Cali IS ACTIVE

    Yeah that is hoe move , hitting a man from the back… that is what happens when woman with mouths know how to use it to put a man in a cross. Its sorry that men say f a woman but get easy influenced.

  • Jack

    articles to long not gunna waste my time reading about this nobody rapper a one sorta hit wonder but his hit was barley hittin. so xxl needs to stop giving him attention and just let him fade away gracefully. come on XXL your better then this.

  • real talk

    this dude cant even rap. he dresses like a fuckin skittle! Might as well wear a ty dy shirt to match them wack ass raps of his. This nigga cant rap! Im so crispy. shhhhiiiiittt nigga please, you dress like starburst, Who gives a fuck about this dude, You still aint sell no records with them ty dye rap’s!! LOL

  • gh31

    CRISPY IS SO CORNY!! I LAUGHED WHEN I HEARD THAT ON THE RADIO. ENOUGH OF THE SESAME STREET- ABC, 123 RAPS. THIS IS A DISCRACE TO THOSE WHO STARTED HIP HOP.

  • whodat?

    kia who?

  • Mr.Brown

    Kia Shine got punched in the face by some unknown person…he should have swung on Ms.Day & blamed it on Gangsta Rap!

  • new orleans all day

    i can’t wait 2 see this KUSH dvd! it’s really gonna b a sight 2 see, & it’s gonna b real crazy if that shit ain’t even on there! lol