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T.I. & Tiny Welcome 7th Child

March 28th, 2016 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Easter weekend brought Clifford “T.I.” Harris and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris more than chocolate eggs and some Peeps. The 40-year-old singer and reality star welcomed a baby girl on Saturday, March 26th nearly a month early. Despite rumors that T.I. was unable to witness his baby girl’s birth because of a scheduled show, Tiny later released a statement confirming that the entire family was present when Lucky 7 made her grand entrance.

Yesterday, March 26th, at 2:58PM we welcomed a beautiful baby girl that weighed in at 5lbs.

In true Harris fashion, our baby girl made us all HUSTLE, making a surprise early entrance.

While we expected her to arrive around April 20th, our PERFECT baby girl decided March 26th was the right time for her DEBUT.

My husband, Tip Harris, went from the stage right to the plane from his show in Las Vegas and luckily, made it to Atlanta with time to spare. Our whole clan was together to see our beautiful healthy baby girl make her way into the world. Just the way I like it!!

We are looking forward to more exciting times with our #Lucky7.

Congratulations to the Harris family!

Is This Petty? After Four Years And A Baby, He Still Won’t Post Pictures Of Me On His Social Media

March 25th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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We’ve talked in the past about how petty it is or isn’t to allow social media happenings to put a dent in your relationship. But who are we kidding? It’s 2016, and social media plays a significant role in the way we communicate and operate. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our habits online can affect our companions.

For instance, we received a message in the MN email from a woman wondering whether or not she was overreacting for being bothered by her long-term boyfriend’s failures to share images of her, or even of them together, on his social media. Specifically, his Instagram. “We’ve taken studio family photos together that I’ve posted on Instagram and Facebook. But when I go to his pages, he doesn’t put them up,” she said. “It would be one thing if he didn’t really use his accounts like that, but he posts random sh-t almost daily. It’s disrespectful.”

She went on to say that he might share an image of her if they’ve taken a photo with his friends or with members of his family at special events (a.k.a., group photos), but nothing about them as a couple, no pictures of their child, no birthday shoutouts or anniversary love. She doesn’t get it.

She has asked him why he, in her mind, tries to hide her and their daughter, but he just says that he doesn’t want to put too much of his private life out there. The way he sees it, not only is it no one’s business, but it could be “dangerous.”

I mean, not everyone is a big fan of putting their children out there or their spouses. But there’s something weird about that when you’re willing to expose so much else about yourself. Could he be attempting to paint a single image of himself?

But a lot of people do it. Like famous rappers for instance. Despite having had a television show featuring his wife and kids, T.I. rarely posts any pictures of Tiny. Out of all those images from their baby shower, he only posted one on Instagram, and it was of himself with Tiny and all their children. And that maternity shot Tiny shared last week? He didn’t put it up.

And then there’s Fabolous, who we all know is in a relationship with Emily Bustamante. And we are aware from her time on Love and Hip Hop that it took him forever to claim her publicly. And yet, after two kids, years together and more, he also rarely shares images of himself with her. And when he does, the captions are aimed more at those who question the lopsided nature of their relationship, than they are about her and his love and affection for her.

Maybe Tip and Fab are just trying to hold on to the image they try and convey in their music, which is that they’re available. But considering that we all know good and well they’re not, and that they post multiple times a day on social media, it’s always been a little weird that the leading ladies in their lives aren’t really featured on their accounts.

In everyday life, though, some men just aren’t that open about a lot of personal stuff, and I can understand that. Not every woman is sharing a picture of her significant other consistently either. Some people just don’t believe that type of stuff needs to be put on public display for folks to see and pick apart. And maybe, in the minds of those who keep their personal relationships out of public view, it’s more important that a significant other knows that they’re part of the bigger picture than to hold so much value in being front and center in an Instagram picture. So what I’m trying to say is no, I don’t think this situation is worth questioning your relationship over. Because it’s important for those who matter to know who you love, not the world.

However, it is interesting when only one party in a relationship is open, publicly that is, about the love they have for the other. Of course, that doesn’t mean the other party doesn’t love them too, or is living foul. But it sucks that the person who has held you down, and in this woman’s case, brought your child into the world, can’t get some acknowledgement. And yet, your car, your new shoes, and the errands you run, can…


But as always, that’s just my opinion. Is it petty that he doesn’t post pictures of her on social media? Or is it petty that she’s upset by it?

One Hot Mama: T.I. And Tiny Share An Image From Their Pregnancy Photo Shoot

March 18th, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You’ve seen the “man kisses belly” pictures before. You’ve seen the “woman rubs on belly while smiling pictures.” But you probably haven’t seen a pregnancy photo shoot image as fancy as Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and rapper T.I.’s recent creation.

We told you earlier this month that the pair recently celebrated the upcoming arrival of their seventh child (their third as a couple) by having a lavish baby shower in Atlanta. But that’s not the only way they celebrated the little lady they’ve deemed lucky no. 7. As they prepare for her to make her debut in the world next month, Tiny decided to share a picture from the photo shoot they recently had with popular Atlanta-based photographer and director Derek Blanks. How cute is this?


It’s nice to see the pair so excited and happy! And we’re sure the rest of their brood, including Zonnique, Domani, Messiah, Deyjah, King and Major, are thrilled as well!

#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.”



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:


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.