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Pierre 'Pee' Thomas, CEO, QC Management attends the Motown Records celebratory dinner at Soho Beach House on October 5, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Motown Records )
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Quality Control’s Pierre “Pee” Thomas Offers Car Thief $20k Reward For Hard Drive

"No funny business."

CEO of Quality Control Music, Pierre "Pee" Thomas posted a mini public service announcement on his Instagram account early Wednesday morning (Oct. 10).

Apparently, a car thief got away with a bit more than he was expecting while executing his late-night hustle on Tuesday (Oct. 9). Hopping into a parked Dodge Journey that had been stopped to get gas, the Zone 5 thief fled the scene with the vehicle and a hard drive worth of unreleased music.

Now, Pee is revealing that the Journey belonged to QC's engineer and is offering a 20k cash prize for the return of the drive.

"Attention: Atlanta whoever just jumped in the Dodge Journey and stole the car at the Chevron on Northside Dr. That was my Engineer car with an important hard drive in it" Pee started in his IG Story. "I know you just doing what you do and I'm not knocking your hustle cause I use to steal cars in the 90's. I have 20k cash money for the hard drive back. No funny business."

With no word of what exactly the drive contained, it's clear that its return is critical. The message was later posted in a formal IG post, where the CEO added a few words in the caption.

"Hit me in the dm or anybody who you know that know me or anybody in the camp. It’s all good we need that hard drive. Thank you" he wrote.

Though Pee's comment section is booming with claims that Thomas is pushing a set up and will have cops on the scene, that's less than likely to happen.

In a 2017 interview with The New York TimesPee spoke on his controversial past and frequent run-ins with the law, nodding to the history he shares with his artists and Atlanta's new generation.

“I know what it’s like trying to get out the hood, trying not to make the same mistakes and put yourself in the position to go back to prison,” revealed Pee. “It’s hard getting money out here, especially for young black men with no education, coming from low-income areas.”

Currently, Quality Control Music's signees include Lil Yachty, Migos, City Girls and Lil Baby. The team has also recently signed a managerial contract with Cardi B.

READ MORE: Cardi B Sued For “No Less Than” $10 Million By Manager That “Discovered” Her

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"This is what’s on my heart this morning," Ms. Ross, tweeted. "I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and many others."

Ross then appeared to address the Jackson critics and protesters by referencing her 1965  smash with The Supremes: "STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE."

MJ and Ross shared a loving friendship up until his death in 2009. In addition to collaborating on a number of musical and theatrical projects (The Wiz [1978]), Ross was also named as a secondary caregiver for the King of Pop's three children.

The "I'm Coming Out" artist's new statement in defense of Jackson comes nearly three months after HBO premiered Leaving Neverland. The doc included testimony from Wade Robson and James Safechuck who alleged Jackson molested them when they were young boys.

The documentary and resurfaced allegations have created a divide among fans and music lovers. While many organizations and radio stations have opted to remove Jackson's music and artifacts, others have continued to honor him. Some fans have also launched protests in their local communities, maintaining Jackson's innocence.

See Diana Ross' tweet below.

This is what’s on my heart this morning. I believe and trust that Michael Jackson was and is A magnificent incredible force to me and to many others.STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE

— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) March 23, 2019

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T.I. Scolds Man For Wearing Gucci Amid Blackface Scandal

Gucci brand might be on a mission to right its wrongs, but T.I. isn't willing to forgive and forget so easily. A month after the luxury fashion brand received backlash for selling a sweater that resembled blackface, T.I. was seen on camera scolding a man for rocking the brand's latest steez.

"Stand up for yourself, brother," T.I. told the man. "It's what's in you, not what's on you. That sh*t ain't shit until we put it on! We make that sh*t fly! Look at me, n***a. I'm fly as a motherf**ker and I ain't got that sh*t on. I look better than you, as a matter of fact." The video was reportedly filmed outside of a bistro earlier this week.

The man hit back, using the argument that T.I. previously owned Gucci items. "They showed me their disrespect, so guess what? I can't do it no more," he said defending himself.

As previously reported, T.I. announced his plans to boycott Gucci in Feb. 2019, after news of the blackface sweater began to circulate. "We ain't going for this 'oops my bad I didn't mean to be racist and disrespectful towards your people' shit!!! Y'all knew wtf y'all was doing and WE AINT GOING FOR IT," he said in a lengthy Instagram post at the time.

In addition to publicly apologizing, Gucci has since launched a new initiative. With help from Dapper Dan and other fashion leaders, the brand announced its Changemakers Council implement and invest in programs that promote diversity and support communities of color. The council will include DeRay McKesson, will.i.am, and writer and activist Brittany Packnett. A Changemakers Fund will donate $5 million to underrepresented communities around the U.S.

“It is imperative that we have a seat at the table to say how we should be represented and reimagined," Dapper Dan said in a statement announcing the initiative. "Through our work together, Gucci is in a position to lead the overall industry toward becoming a better more inclusive one."

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A post shared by Lyriq (Lye-reek) (@iam_lyriq) on Mar 16, 2019 at 4:24pm PDT

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Shaq will join several celebrity guests during Miami Music Week. DJ Diesel will hit the stage in Miami on Mar. 29.

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