Tiny looks like a whole new woman on the cover of Rolling Out magazine this month talking about everything from business to the bedroom. Though these days Tiny is mostly known as T.I.’s wife, she is slowly but surely making her own name for herself (again) with a reality show with her family and a coming late-night talk show on VH1. Rolling Out asked Tiny how she feels about her new projects in light of all the criticisms she receives — and what it’s like to lay up with T.I. every night. Here’s a bit of what she said.
How she handles criticism
I do it with confidence. I believe that confidence is everything for a woman. You just have to be comfortable with who you are and what you bring to the table. I’m at the point in my life where I pretty much don’t give a s— what people think … but if I see something that I don’t like on Twitter and I feel like I want to say something back, I will, because that’s just me. I’m not really quick with my temper, though, and I stay positive and surround myself with positive people. At the end of the day, positivity is the thing that you need the most … that and confidence.
How she deals when she doesn’t feel her prettiest
Again, it’s all about positivity. You’ve got to know that today is just a bad day, and you just have to take it in and keep moving because tomorrow can be a better day. I never let things keep me down, so if it’s a bad moment right now, I will deal with it keep it moving. And if I’m feeling like I’m not looking right, I just don’t take any pictures.
Whether marriage has changed anything between her and T.I.
A lot of people say that things change — and maybe my husband might say something different — but I don’t really see much of a change. I just feel like I’ve been doing some of the same things as a married woman, that I was doing years before … so it’s kind of like continuing on with the papers now. Honestly, I’m just enjoying it. I’m enjoying being called a wife, because it’s different than just being in a relationship … it feels a little better now.
How she felt when T.I. called her his wife for the first time
I was kind of like ”damn, that’s me.” I felt like a lucky lady and I love it every time I hear it. It just does something to me … it sends a signal to my body and tells me to jump all over him whenever possible [laughs].
How to spice up your relationship
You have to try new things and be open and talk about things that you’re interested in. You also have to talk about things that he’s interested in and see if you guys can come to a happy medium, and just get wild … that brings a little something extra to the bedroom.