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What’s This About Hasheem Thabeet Knocking Out Some Tanzanian Musician?

Rumors are circulating around the ‘tubes that former Connecticut Huskies star and current Memphis Grizzly Hasheem Thabeet (above, grilling) reportedly knocked Tanzanian Bongo Flava (?) musician TID (above, chilling) at some nightclub in Tanzania.

Via Swahili Remix:

According to eyewitnesses, it was said that the R&B singer was accompanied by a lady friend known only as Anna, who went to greet Hasheem. But the R&B singer wasn’t happy and tried to create a scene, thats when the 7 foot Big Man bounced him like a basket ball.

Thabeet’s agent has denied that an altercation took place, although he did concede, according to MyFox Memphis, that “Thabeet was in a nightclub last weekend when an altercation broke out, but that the Grizzlies center was in a private section of the club and being protected by three bodyguards at the time, which is the norm for Thabeet when staying in Tanzania.”

TID did shed some light on the situation when he addressed the issue on his blog, TOPBAND:

Ilikua majira ya saa kumi unusu nikiwa natoka club billcanas pamoja na rafiki yangu ANNA tukiongozana kuelekea mlango mkubwa wa kioo nikiwa naongea na simu na Hisbert kwa sauti ya juu maana kelele za muziki zilikua zinasumbua nikiwa nimesimama nje ya mlango wa kioo ghafla akatokea bwana HASHIM ambaye alikua counter akiongea na wakata ticket akaja nje na kunipiga bonge la mtama nikaaunga chini ya sakafu na kuzirai kwa dakika kadhaa,mabaunsa wakanibeba na kuniweka pembeni maana nilikua mlangoni,nilipozinduka nilisikia maumivu makali kwenye mabega,mkono wangu wa kulia na mguu ambao unafanya kutembea kwangu kwa taabu,nikaangalia mkononi simu yangu sikuiona tena,nikawauliza mabaunsa wake jamaa amekwenda wapi!wakadai ameondoka tayari…nikajikokota kuelekea kwenye gari yangu na kuelekea polisi kutoa taarifa niweze kupata matibabu,nilipofika nikaaandika statement nikapewa namba ya case CD/RB/6848/10 pia nikapatiwa PF3 nikaenda hospitali nikapata matibabu,sasa hivi niko kitandani siwezi kutembea vizuri,pia nitashindwa kuperfom kwenye harusi ambayo tayari nishalipwa pesa tayari.SWALI langu ni kwanini ameamua kunidhalilisha vile mbele ya CLUB na FANZ ambao nilikua nawatumbuiza?kwanini ameamua kuniharibia kazi yangu?kwanini ameamua kunipiga bila ya kumkosea?JE NI SAWA HIVI JAMANI….naona ┬áMACHOZI YANANITOKA SINA CHA KUMUELEZA MAMA YANGU.

Wait. What? Dammit, I knew I should have stayed up on my Swahili studies. Or at very least, not pawned by Swahili Decoder Ring.

Hasheem Thabeet punches T.I.D [Swahili Remix]
Thabeet’s Agent Denies Fight Took Place [MyFox Memphis]
HASHIM THABEET AMENIPiGA. [TOPBAND]