T.I., TI, Clifford Harris

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Big lawsuits are poppin' for T.I.

The Atlanta-based rapper was slapped with a palimony suit by the mother of his two boys, who claims she can't raise them on the $2,000 a month he's currently giving her.

The lawsuit, filed in Fulton County Superior Court by 29-year-old Lashon Dixon, alleges she and the 27-year-old rapper (whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris) have known each other since their teen years, long before he established himself as the multiplatinum-selling "King of the South."

The two never married but had a pair of sons, ages 7 and 8.

Per the complaint, Dixon is seeking a court order upping his monthly checks commensurate with the millions he's now earning from his album sales and a burgeoning business empire that includes a film unit and a clothing line.

T.I.'s publicist at Atlantic Records could not be reached for comment.

The palimony suit is the latest legal headache for the MC, who also has two sons with his fiancée, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, a member of the defunct R&B band Xscape.

Earlier this year, the performer pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges for attempting to purchase illegal guns from an undercover agent. He was sentenced to a year in jail, which he will serve once he completes 1,000 hours of community service.

T.I. most recently performed at last week's 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. He is set to drop his latest album, Paper Trail, on Sept. 30. The lead single, "Whatever You Like," topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart after its release in July.

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