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T.I. recently put his money where his mouth is in a new partnership with TIDAL. As a part of the “Money Talk Initiative” the rapper is making good on his promise to donate money to a program of his choice that educates and employs teens.
In May, the self-proclaimed “King of the South” announced the initiative in which he would match his money with educational fundraisers. With TIDAL, he would match funds up to $250,000 to an organization with the most innovative idea to empower teens.
Organizations were asked to submit proposals via T.I. and Tidal’s Crowd Rise site, and then drive people to donate to their causes by using the hashtag #TIDALXMONEYTALK on social media.
In the end, T.I. ended up choosing not just one organization, but six donating $35,000 to each. The finalists are as follows:
Fate Loves The Fearless : Education and mentorship program to help Detroit youth excel in school; funds raised will go towards the renovation of a new facility
Shaw Inspires “Teen-Preneurs”: In-school, after school, weekend and summer mentoring and leadership program for youth ages 11-25; funds raised will help the program expand to Baltimore and Charleston
The Musicianship’s 2016 Summer Camp: Summer camp that provides music lessons for young people; funds will be used to buy instruments, supplies, support music instructors, and provide a college scholarship
Generation- You Employed: Program that helps the unemployed youth with skills and job readiness in five countries (Kenya, India, Spain, Mexico and the United States); they plan to train one million unemployed young people and place them in jobs by 2020; funds raised will go towards expanding into Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City
Educate Me College Tour: Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Tour provides cultural and educational experiences that inspire students to examine concerns and personal interests during their college selection process
Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) 25th Anniversary: The drop-out prevention agency partners trained community volunteers with children in the Atlanta and Fulton County Public School Systems who are chronically absent from school and, as a result, either become involved in the juvenile court or are referred for early intervention at the school level
In a world where too much idol time can quickly turn dangerous for today’s teens, we applaud T.I. for doing his part in trying to keep our youth occupied and safe.
You can learn more about these organizations and others who entered the Money Talk Initiative here.
Zonnique Pullins,Tiny’s eldest daughter from her previous relationship with Zonnie-Zebo Pullins and T.I.’s stepdaughter, was arrested at an Atlanta airport yesterday.
According to an Atlanta CBS affiliate, Zonnique was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon through security at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
At around 10 pm, the former OMG Girl was attempting to get through the security lane, when the x-ray machine detected something in her purse. That something was a 380 Ruger pistol and a clip with five rounds.
She told authorities that she had a weapons permit. But police could not locate it and she was placed under arrest and taken to the Clayton County Jail.
She was released at 2:09 a.m. on Friday.
Later, Zonnique’s cousin issued this statement about the incident.
My boo got the cutest mugshot in the game. Let me just clear a couple things up for you guys . Zonnique did get caught with her registered weapon but like most of us she just forgot it was in her really big purse. We were taught in my family that people are crazy out here and carrying a small gun to protect yourself is what’s needed . With the late shootings and death of a pop star all in Orlando just this week , I think it’s very appropriate that she carries a gun just not to the airport maybe lol. But my girl is home and good so please don’t start with the ignorant rumors , she was home and handled before you even heard about it. Zonnique has great parents that made sure she was okay from the moment she was caught. Not all celebrities keep security on them 24/7 they have to protect themselves just like regular people and we all have learned even security can’t always protect you . Her mugshot is still cute as hell lol
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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!
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?
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?
Thanks to everyone who made this pregnancy shoot everything I wanted it to be. @mrdblanks you always do amazing work. @shunmelson my girl 4ever & @latashawright I don’t like to do anything big or important without the Wright look. & @thatshekinah got @kenya_styles to come thru for my hair! Lastly thx to the sexy daddy in the pic @troubleman31 #Lucky7 #AprilBaby
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.