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#Lucky7: Tiny Is Pregnant!

December 25th, 2015 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This Christmas evening, Tiny announced she is pregnant!

In the Instagram video above, Tiny listed what she was thankful for and ended it by showing off her adorable baby bump,  stating:

“Thank you for our new heir to the throne! Best Christmas gift you could have gave me, ever!

It was also captioned with the following:

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & have Blessed Happy New Year! ❤️#HarrisChristmas2015 #Lucky7 #MerryChristmas

This will be Tiny’s third child with T.I.

She has an older daughter, Zonnique from a previous relationship and is the stepmother to T.I.’s three children. In total, the lucky couple will have seven children.

Congratulations to the Harris Family!

Can You Guess Which Role T.I. Will Reprise For ‘Roots’ Reboot?

December 5th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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More just a rapper, T.I. a.k.a “The King of the South” is a real business man holding down a plethora of jobs, making him the ultimate multi hyphenate — not to mention, he’s got a lot of mouths to feed in the Harris family.

From rapping to record producing to executive producing and more, T.I. is returning to the small and dusting off his acting chops. According to Variety, the 35-year-old has been cast in A&E Network’s reboot of Roots, the 1977 TV miniseries based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel. He will play the role of Cyrus, “a headstrong slave who fights for his freedom for the Union Army against Confederate Forces,” and appear on the fourth and final installment of the revival miniseries.

Other notable actors that have been cast include Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Mehki Phifer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Laurence Fishburne, Malachi Kirby, Anika Noni Rose, Chad L. Coleman, Erica Tazel, and Derek Luke. The Roots very own Questlove is the show’s executive producer.

T.I. has been landing a number of acting jobs like Get Hard, Entourage, Ant-Man, all in just 2015, and has several other gigs including Roots in the works for the new year.

Roots is slated for a 2016 air date, but there has yet to be a confirmed date. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.

 

 

Shut That Mouth: 15 Celebrities Who Need To Pipe Down Already

October 29th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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Celebrities with unpopular opinions are nothing new, but the recent batch of celebrity opinions are enough to leave one aghast. Speaking completely out of turn on issues of race, sexual orientation, and gender, some stars just need to have a tall glass of shut the hell up. Check out 15 celebs who need their vocal cords snatched.

Oprah Just Heard T.I.’s Sexist Commentary And Had A Hilarious Response

October 15th, 2015 - By Brande Victorian
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T.I.’s sexist explanation for why Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be president has just landed on the ears of one of the richest and most powerful Black woman in America and, as you can imagine, she’s not having it. TMZ caught up with Oprah in the midst of signing autographs and asked her what she thought about the rapper saying women are too emotional to lead the free world and her response of disbelief was hilarious.

“Nobody said that in this [day and age]…, Oprah started before the cameraman asked what she has to say to that. “Well, you know what I say to that. I want to say, Honey child, hush your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talking about. That’s what I would say.”

Asked of she buy’s the rapper’s silly explanation, Oprah added:

“I don’t buy it, you know, it’s not true. I think people just like to talk.”

Facts.

 

Tiny: T.I. Can Be Sexist At Times

October 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Yesterday, T.I. was relentlessly roasted across social media platforms following his comments about why he would never vote for a female president. The blunder heard around the world went a little something like this:

Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It’s kind of like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].

TMZ was later able to catch up with the rapper’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, who shared her opinion on her hubby’s comments. For one, she says that that didn’t take his words personally.

“No, I’m not disrespected by his comments because I know him, and I know who he is. Either way, I think that it was not tasteful. But I’m not disrespected because I know the man he is.”

“I would hope he was joking,” she added.

When asked if she feels that he’s sexist, she replied:

“Sometimes.”

She went on to explain that her husband operates under old fashioned principles and believes that a woman should be taken care of by a man.

“He wants to be the man. He wants to take care of everything. He wants the woman to be treated like a princess.”

Does she agree?

“Sometimes I do. I can’t say that I don’t, but a woman has the right to do just as much as the man.”

As for why her husband thinks women are too emotional to the run the country, the former Xscape singer says he may have had her in mind when he made the comments.

“He might have been thinking about me at the time,” she said.

T.I. Pens Poem Urging Black Lives Matter Supporters To Not “Solely” Rely On Social Media

October 3rd, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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Rapper T.I. has been one of the more outspoken celebrities to voice his opinions and frustrations regarding injustices towards those of the Black community.

On Sunday (Oct. 3), he is set to make a special appearance on TV One’s Triumph Awards, in which he’ll present a spoken word poem that speaks directly to social media activism. He recalls the death of Sandra Bland and how the apparent gift and the curse of the Internet, as the talks of her death have dramatically come to a halt. “Chained by man-made device small enough to fit into the palm of our hand/I guess that’s made it easy to swipe to the left and scroll to the next/And forget about Sandra Bland,” he recites.

In new poem titled, “United We Stand,” the rapper sounds off on the need for social media activists to do just more than tweet, but take their fight for justice to the real world. T.I. also makes note of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has gained lots of social media popularity and support this past year with the striking number of Black deaths at the hands of law enforcement. And as much as hashtags, retweets and reposts have spread the word and shined a light on injustices that have been occurring at alarming rates, T.I. calls out users saying “solely” relying on those posts aren’t enough. “Our society’s issues are deeper than social media posts, there’s a long list/And if you think solely making them a trending topic will solve them/Well, then, you’re a part of the problem.”

Read T.I.’s poem in full below and watch a clip from T.I.s performance.

United we stand/ Because we created a hashtag for Sandra Bland
Jumped off the front of the ship and dove into the Internet waves
Swimming with DMs, likes, comments/ Not noticing how much it makes us slaves
Chained by man-made device small enough to fit into the palm of our hand
I guess that’s made it easy to swipe to the left and scroll to the next
And forget about Sandra Bland
United we stand
Because we wore hoodies and t-shirts that read ’Black Lives Matter’
But, ’Quick homie take this flick
Gotta make sure all my followers see this fresh ’fit’
Are we really about the movement or more concerned with our follower count growing fatter?
Secondary to revolutionary does not exist
Our society’s issues are deeper than social media posts, there’s a long list
And if you think solely making them a trending topic will solve them
Well, then, you’re a part of the problem
We are Trayvon Martin
We are Jordan Davis
We are Eric Garner
We are Tamir Rice
We are Walter Scott
We are Eric Harris
We are Freddie Gray
And We are Sandra Bland
United we stand.

T.I. Explains Distancing Himself From Iggy Azalea, Iggy Reacts

September 17th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For as long as I’ve been hearing the name Iggy Azalea, I’ve been hearing about T.I. defending her against hip hop critics. But apparently, the rapper-turned-reality-star experienced a change of heart after the 25-year-old’s hostile response to Q-Tip’s informative hip hop lesson, which he aimed at her by way of Twitter. In an interview with Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning,” Tip explained why he somewhat distance himself from the Australian-born rapper.

“It took a bit of a rest stop,” Tip said in reference to her music career. “In her defense, she had a lot thrown at her at one time. Any human being anywhere gon’ have a hard time adjusting…Some stuff they brought upon themselves. In some cases, it kind of was just the easiest place to put some pent-up aggression.”

However, after Iggy’s hostile reaction to Q-Tip, T.I. felt that he could no longer defend her and eventually, their relationship was somewhat compromised.

“After the Q-Tip thing,” he said. “After I kind of had smoothed it over, like okay, ‘What is really meant to be said here is…’ After it was cool, everything was cool, and then they kind of came back and undid what I had just [accomplished]. I’ll be all the way real: I’m a loyal partner. If I rock with you, I’m gon’ rock with you…I really do feel that they just needed a little more time to adjust, which I feel they can do. They have the talent; they have the charisma.”

Differences aside, he does still seem to possess a level of compassion for her.

“She had a lot thrown at her in one time, any human being anywhere is going to have a hard time,” he said. “It’s very difficult to be the new kid and to be the butt of the jokes and to be directed, like, be the direction of all the negativity; you know what I mean? … [Iggy] came at a time when culturally, this nation — she’s not from here — we were actually looking for a source for somewhere to place some pent-up aggression… And they just got it for no reason. In some cases, they brought it upon themselves, and in some cases, they were kind of just the easiest place to put some pent up aggression.”

When asked why he kept referring to Iggy as “they,” he responded:

“She is the nucleus,” he explained, “but there are a lot of other pieces around — including myself — that keep that machine working. And I feel like they have all the tools necessary to evolve beyond those situations.”

Azalea has since commented on her mentor’s interview, suggesting that she and the “Whatever You Like” may not be the best of friends, but he’s still her manager.

T.I. Reportedly Owes $4.5 Million In Unpaid Taxes

August 23rd, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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Word on the street is that self-proclaimed “King of the South” a.k.a T.I. and the IRS have some unfinished business to settle.

According to documents obtained by the Daily Mail, the Atlanta rapper born Clifford Harris has two tax liens that were filed against him on Aug. 10 for unpaid taxes dating back to 2012 ($1,397,283.47) and 2013 ($3,173,476.39), totaling just over 4.5 million. “Mr. Harris and his team are working with the appropriate parties to resolve this matter,” his rep told Us Weekly.

It has also been reported by the Daily Mail that the Grand Hustle Records founder’s worth is an estimated $215 million, so should he have to pay up, he’s got more than enough money in the bank to do so.

 

Where Were All The Parenting Experts When Future Left Ciara?

August 3rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Over the weekend, images of Baby Future, Russell Wilson and Ciara at training camp surfaced on the internet. And the firestorm followed soon after. Black men in the entertainment community suddenly had so much to say about Ciara allowing Baby Future to be around her new man.

They argued that it was too soon to have her child around this dude.

That it was a sign of disrespect to her ex fiancé, father of her child, rapper Future.

That Baby Future shouldn’t be dressing like and hugging a man who is not his daddy.

People like Lil Duval and even T.I. spoke out about Ciara’s decision, publicly on social media.

TheShadeRoom captured this comment from T.I.

#TI shares his opinion on the photos of #RussellWilson and #BabyFuture!! @ebrointheam

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And Lil Duval sent out this string of Tweets.

I must admit, I agree with Lil Duval…partially.

Though I sincerely doubt it, I would hope that Future and Russell have had a chance to sit down and chat since it seems that he’ll be spending so much time with his son. Though Ciara and Russell are celebrities; in the grand scheme of things, they’ve been dating less than a year. And if, God forbid, Russell and Ciara don’t work out, not only will Ciara have to deal with another heartbreak, her son will too. It’s risky.

But, at the end of the day, this is her decision to make.

If anyone knows Future’s relationship with his son, it’s Ciara. I don’t know how much of a presence he is in his son’s life, but judging by the fact Baby Future and Russell seem to be together almost every weekend…we can draw our own conclusions. I would hope that Future has the best intentions for his son, but in an attempt to tour, promote this album and build a name for himself, he doesn’t necessarily have time to be jetting all over the country to be visiting his 50-11 kids.

Therefore, Russell to the rescue.

Whether you agree with Ciara’s choice to have Russell around her son or not, it’s done. And from the looks of things, the boy is attached to him. So if a one year old toddles over to you and leans in for an embrace, is Russell supposed to ignore him just because he’s not his daddy? Nah. Most of us wouldn’t do that to a baby on the street, more less to the child of someone we’re dating.

But to me, the biggest issue that this discussion has seemed to highlight is the ways in which men repeatedly fail to hold each other accountable.

I seriously wonder where Lil Duval and T.I. were when Future left Ciara shortly after or before their son was even born? Where were their outrage and parenting discussions then?

As a childless woman, I have my own thoughts about when you should and shouldn’t bring children around your dating partners, but I also know that if a man makes the conscious decision not to stay with the mother of his child, he should leave with the assumption that not only will she move on but his child will have to build a relationship with another man.

Honestly, it frustrates me that when men make poor decisions, it’s not another man’s place to speak on his behavior. But when there’s even the perception that a woman is doing the same, dudes who lead questionable lives themselves, want to jump in and discuss what women should and shouldn’t be doing. How about you check your brotha, who, at least for T.I., is a peer in the rap game, instead attempting to speak against a woman’s parenting decision for her child.

That’s that isht I don’t like.

Particularly when, it seemed that Future did the exact same thing.

Exhibit A:

True @_bijae_ kill the double standards. #Ciara #Future #RussellWilson #BabyFuture

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You can’t trust everything on Instagram. But if that is indeed one of Future’s children, then Ciara was hanging around with his child fresh out the womb.

And I have to disagree with Lil Duval about it being different having a woman around a child. A woman can pose just as much of a threat. So again, where were y’all at when ole boy was exhibiting this exact same behavior?

Crickets.

If you’re going to drag one, you certainly need to drag the other.

I, for one, am hoping that Russell and Ciara last forever just to shut down all the haters and faux parenting experts who seem to think she’s in the wrong for moving on with her life and taking her son along with her.

15 Scandals That Involved A Celebrity Tour Bus

April 16th, 2015 - By Rich
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Honestly with these crazy stories that all happen to take place on, around or near a celebrity tour bus, we’d personally start bike riding or flying. Buses are very obvious and seem to attract all kind of trouble.

We wish them all well!

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Sources: Digital Tour Bus, USA Today, VIBE

15 Scandals That Involved A Celebrity Tour Bus