Earlier this week a judge in Desoto County, Mississippi issued an arrest warrant for rapper Tim Dog … which is interesting, considering the notorious “F— Compton” MC supposedly died months ago.
However, according to the Desoto County District Attorney’s office, a death certificate has never been filed, and no one seems to know where Tim Dog — real name Timothy Blair — was buried. Which means, in their eyes, he is still very much alive, and may have faked his death to avoid court-mandated payments to a woman he stole $32,000 from in 2011.
The rapper reportedly died in February, but the Mid-South woman he scammed believes the con man may have faked his own death. Tim Dog, owes her money. When he was reported dead, she says, all the payments stopped. He got famous in the 90s for his song about Compton, but Tim Dog’s lasting legacy, in Esther Pilgrim’s mind, will be something else, “He really thinks he can outsmart everybody.”
She says the rapper swindled her out $32,000, “A fictitious business deal.” She’s not the only one who says Tim Dog is a con man.
“Twenty victims have contacted me personally from around the world,” she said. In 2011, a Mississippi judge ordered Blair to pay her back, “One hundred dollars per month.”
Esther says she received those payments up until she got the phone call that Tim Dog was dead. In February, media outlets, including Rolling Stone, reported the 46-year-old rapper died from complications of diabetes. Esther says at first, she believed it like everybody else.
Then she did some digging, “There was nothing of what you would normally find. What city? Who found him? There was nothing with any type of concrete details.”
After speaking with the victim, WREG hired a private investigator to look into the matter, who couldn’t locate a death certificate either, and told the station that, as of April, there was also an active address for Blair in Atlanta. All of that was enough to lead prosecutor Jubera to file a petition to have Blair’s probation revoked, and, on Tuesday, a judge issued an arrest warrant for the rapper. Jubera said that he believes Blair is alive, and, if he’s found by authorities, he’s going to jail.
“At the bare minimum,” Jubera said. “He would get arrested and sit in jail until his court hearing.”
What do you think?