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What solves the problem faster? Arguing about relationship issues via phone call or text, or posting a not so subliminal message about your partner and how self-absorbed he is and how much he takes you for granted on Instagram?
I often wonder what’s the point when a celebrity with a major following takes a jab at their partner via social media. It’s true that at the end of the day, celebrities are everyday people. But while we might make the poor choice of sharing our anger with a few hundred (maybe a little over 1,000) followers, imagine sharing your feelings about a personal dispute with an arena-like audience of hundreds of thousands of people. With thousands of devoted fans and followers eyeballing your every tweet, there’s sure to be a plethora of additional drama and unsolicited opinions you probably weren’t intending to bring about with your original post.
Social media has become the new window seat for many of us to peer into the lives of our favorite celebrities. And with so much drama on our computer screens, there’s no need to peep from behind it to watch TV to be engrossed. Someone is continuously airing out their dirty laundry, or their spouse, online.
In the past couple of months I’ve watched my fair share of star-studded relationship wars by way of Twitter and Instagram. Celebs have shown that there is no mercy on the battleground and as we’ve seen with the recent tasteless jokes of Ginuwine, not even the children of your favorite stars are safe.
The Harris’ are no stranger to this stage, as they were in the spotlight for months for their shade-filled Instagram comments and feuds. From TIP’s request for Tiny to get her body right and tight, but to get it off Instagram, to Tiny defending her marriage against rumors of an affair with boxer Floyd Mayweather, and the rapper’s own mother taking to Tiny’s comment section to ask her to speak to T.I., there was enough drama to hold us until the new “Family Hustle” season started airing (season four began on August 25). And Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have used social media to document every fall out they’ve had, as well as the many different times they’ve reunited since the year started. The drama is real.
But as I said earlier, celebrities are regular people too, and just as they act a fool when their feelings are hurt, we do the same online. I understand that it can get tough and that sometimes you feel the need to express yourself when you feel as though your partner isn’t hearing you, but putting your own life on blast is not a good move. Not only is it detrimental to your relationship (if you really care to make things work), but it’s tacky as all hell. We all slip with the subliminal quotes from time to time, but some things aren’t meant to be shared with the world. Pick up the phone and call when your relationship is rocking, don’t make your first stop the computer keyboard…
T.I. recently stopped by “The View,” where he discussed his ninth album, “Paperwork,” rumors that his marriage is in trouble and when he intends to bow out of the rap game. Check out some highlights from his interview below.
On his new album, “Paperwork:”
“It’s different for me just as far as the sound from T.I. that people have grown to know and love. It’s been merged with the new level, ahead of the curve sound of Pharrell Williams. He’s executive producing it. So Ijust think it allows me to approach audiences from a different angle.”
On video vixens knowing not to get too close:
“If you notice, there’s just certain parts of the torso that you got to keep [away from]. Yeah. You know, you give a little shoulder and then bring it on back. Just keep it respectful.”
On rumors that his marriage is in trouble:
“What that mean? As long as they say there is trouble in paradise because trouble is inevitable, but it’s okay as long as paradise is still there.”
On learning to cook:
“You know, I sat around and got hungry one day.”
On when he’ll leave rap to be a full-time actor:
“I have a certain number of albums in my head that I think I may have to still offer the industry and then I’ll pull back and apply my efforts and energy to other areas of entertainment.”
It seems like he and Tiny are going to be okay, which is great news.
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Tiny recently stopped by The Breakfast Club, where she spoke candidly about a plethora of different topics including her marriage to T.I., that infamous Mayweather photo and Xscape’s throwback beef with Biggie Smalls. Check out a few highlights from her interview below.
On meeting T.I.:
“His first record was out, but it didn’t do so good. He was just a little young man. He’s a little bit younger than me. It kind of took me a a minute before we started dating because he was so young, but he was cool. He was sweet and very nurturing. He made sure he was real protective. I liked all that.”
On if industry man can be faithful:
“I mean, I would hope so. I hope for it to be possible.”
On being a ride or die:
“I was just kind of sitting back in the cut letting him do his thing and I was falling back. I felt like that was a part of, you know, riding with him because that’s kind of what he needed at the time. Then, you know, all of the jail sentences, you know just being there. I’m down to make him feel like the king.”
On her relationship being under the microscope:
“It is what it is. We living a real life here and however y’all wanna see it or take it…what you see is what you get. I mean, some of the rumors and sh– ain’t true, so I don’t really get all in my emotions.”
On if she hung out with Floyd to make her husband jealous:
“I was not. I mean, who didn’t want to go to the fight? I was in the picture with a whole bunch of people, so.”
“It’s just a picture, you take plenty of pictures all day, everyday.”
On women claiming that they’ve been with T.I.:
“I don’t really go into all that. A lot if the stuff they say, I know ain’t true. It don’t really bother me. I don’t bring it up unless I feel like it got some kind of substance to it, but not nothing from Instagram or anything.”
On T.I.’s mom telling them to work things out on social media:
“She’s new to social media and doesn’t really know how it works yet. She’s just thinking, ‘Oh, this is where they talk. The young people talk on social media.’ So she did it and I think she didn’t know that everybody is watching you.”
On Biggie dissing Xscape back in the day and calling them ugly in a song:
“We did feel a kind of way. We were working on our 2nd album and Jermaine was like, ‘Biggie here. He wanna come to y’all show.’ We were like, ‘Hell nah! No!’ Then he came and Jermaine was like, ‘He wants to talk to y’all. He wants to meet y’all.’ We were like, ‘No!’ But the night that he passed, we were at the party and he asked to talk to me and Kandi. Kandi was like, ‘I’m not going over there. I don’t wanna talk to him.’ So I was just like I’m going to go over there and see what he’s talking about.”
“He just apologized and said that he should’ve never said it and how he was ugly too and how you guys look good now. And that was that. I just told him we weren’t feeling him at all. But I was glad we got to talk before he passed. It was on March 9th, the same night.”
Watch Tiny’s full interview on the next page.
Tiny and T.I.’s marital woes have taken center stage over the past few months, but it appears that the reality TV couple is committed to working through whatever problems they may be facing in their relationship. It just so happens that today the reality stars are celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary. In honor of the special day, Tiny took to Instagram with an affectionate message for her rapper hubby.
“4 yrs ago @troubleman31 made me The Mrs. Harris, this was the best day ever!! My own Fairy Tale Wedding….El Debarge singing “All this Love” for our first dance and @iamjamiefoxx sung me dwn the aisle. It doesn’t get much better than that!! Happy Anniversary to the man I LOVE, my husband!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”
Her message was also accompanied by photos from their ceremony.
Tiny recently spoke about the issues that she and her husband are experiencing and the two songs that they recently released about one another.
“I’ve had people say, why not just talk to your husband about all this instead of talking to him through a song,” the singer-turned-reality-star told Vibe’s Aliya S. King. “Please believe, I’m doing that too! You’re not in our house. You’re not in our conversations. You’re not in our bed at night. This song is not all there is to this relationship.”
“Will our music affect our real-life relationship? I really don’t know,” she continued. “I mean if it does, I hope it’s in a good way. Hopefully, it works out in our favor in the end. All I know is that I’m working on it. We’re working on it.”
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The Lord above knows that T.I. and Tiny are getting on my last nerves with their very public and very messy relationship drama. Why these two can’t seek private counseling instead of putting all of their business on front street is beyond me. But anyway, in the latest Harris family saga, T.I. has released a new track entitled “Stay.”
It’s not quite Robin Thicke 2.0. but he certainly makes it known that he loves Tiny and would like to work on their relationship. And I’ll be damned if the song doesn’t sound good…even though T.I. doesn’t sound all too remorseful with lines like:
“I ain’t trippin cuz you caught me out there but your reaction to it pushed me further out there.”
Really, Clifford? You mad your wife flipped the eff out when she realized you weren’t being faithful to her? So much drama in the LBC.
In addition to reminiscing about their early dating life together, their wedding and the love he still seems to have, T.I. also managed to throw a shot at Tiny’s friend and ride-or-die, Shekinah, calling her an “education-hatin broad.” Not going to even lie, I chuckled.
Interestingly enough, Tiny and T.I. may have been working on their songs at around the same time. The video for Tiny’s “What The F@#k You Gon Do” was released the same day T.I.’s “Stay” was uploaded to YouTube.
Hmmm…Wondering if this is his response, or if the song was already in the works.
Anyway, check out a few more of the lyrics and take a listen below.
“Remember when you got a tattoo, put my name on it.
Put you in a wedding dress with a train on it.
I went spent a whole mill just to go chill in Miami
I’ll be damned if she don’t know my love real.
How dare you compare me to dude? Girl, chill.
Might be so close up on it you don’t see what it is.
Shawty, I’ll die, kill for you if you keep it real.
Go to jail. Even if I gotta kneel, I will.”
I ain’t trippin cuz you caught me out there.
But your reaction to it pushed me further out there.
I can’t see you with no me.
But you left me, and I’m just me.
So I’m gon be what they gon be.
And I know he want you, but they want me.
Girl, together or apart. I bet you’ll be forever in my heart.
I swear. If anything we end it here I know it’s hard.
I’ll never love that way again, I swear to God.
I be breakin down. You be playin hard.
She chose to bid low. Watch how you play your cards.
And now you runnin round town with education-hatin broad.
Goin at me, got me hot. But hol up. How is they involved?
And you can’t say that I ain’t changed
your whole life since we met that day.
And when we get it right, God bless that day.
But until then, I just pray.”
And as if we needed any further confirmation, when asked if these songs have been written just to keep things interesting or if they reflect the truth, Tiny told Dish Nation:
They’re both very personal. They’re very straight from our heart. I can say that these songs…they’re our life story…Yeah.
We can tell, honey.
Xscape Tiny is back y’all!
The seemingly estranged wife of T.I. (can we say that?) has just dropped a new solo single and she’s very much giving us a ’90s R&B vibe. The track, #WTFYGD, which is hashtag for what the f*ck you gone do, will no doubt add fuel to she and T.I.’s troubled marriage fire as the chorus very explicitly says “don’t be sleeping on me/I don’t wanna ride out on you babe/ All I wanna do is stay down for you/ But you make it so hard not to give up on you/ as she asks, “if I leave, then what the f*ck you gone do?” Pretty sure who she’s asking.
Listen to the song below and tell us what you think. Pass or Play?
“If U Speak Ill Of My Family Again….. I WILL END YOU!!!!!!”: TI Slams Azealia Banks Over Tiny Comments
We told you today that Azealia Banks made some disrespectful comments about Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and Tiny responded. But she’s not the only one.
Although Banks deleted the Tweet, T.I. still saw it and took to Instagram to respond, which was one fine, but then he took things to the next level with a threat:
But Banks isn’t backing away slowly. The rapper went on her own tirade on Twitter:
“The ni**a shouting bad b***hes this bad b***hes that, is almost always at home with some busted bumpkin.”
“rap is not real. These ni**as are all fronters.”
“But your wife has meth face.”
“And your wife can’t read.”
“I saw you backstage at Kanye and you had nothing to say.”
“I stood next to you ON PURPOSE. To see if you would say something.”
“I’m taller than you in my heels.”
“Come see me ni**a.”
“And come by yourself.”
“this grown a** man with kids went and cropped his favorite part of the atlantis video and really threatened to put hands on me LOL”
“niggas really do be hella pu**y. u went to jail a million times for guns and drugs and are gonna turn around and threaten some girl.”
“yea i shouldn’t of said it, BUT SO WHAT, IT WAS FUNNY, really had to take it to threats?”
“This is not a good look for you black man, it really isn’t.”
“you’ve already been to jail for drugs and guns, your wife can’t read… can you be more of a statistic?”
“You see what i mean when i say hip-hop is a minstrel show?”
“I BET HE WON’T DO S**T. But sit and simmer, and watch the rest of the atlantis video.”
She also claimed that she was going to sue T.I. for his threats, even saying “Ni**as love jail,” but again, she deleted those tweets.
I’m still trying to figure out why Banks brought Tiny into her issues with T.I. And while I can appreciate him trying to defend his wife, the whole “people fall down stairs” thing was the wrong thing to say on a public platform. Just saying. But all in all, both of these individuals have to do a lot better.
Harlem-born and bred MC Azealia Banks is reportedly taking shots at someone again, but this time, it’s both T.I. and Tiny.
If you didn’t know their background, Banks had some words for T.I. in 2012 when she made some comments about T.I.’s protege, Iggy Azalea, that he wasn’t too fond of. He said this in an interview about Banks:
“If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”
Of course, Banks didn’t take too kindly to that, responding to him in a long message where she basically told him to stop getting involved in women’s issues and called him corny (and used quite a few expletives and what not). That would be one of the first times they had a back and forth (him on a more public platform like radio, Banks on Twitter), but it wouldn’t be the last.
As I said, that was in 2012. Fast forward to now. According to AllHipHop and Bossip, Banks took to Twitter yesterday to take a jab at T.I., his wife, Tiny, and his new song “No Mediocre,” which is about wanting the best looking woman on his arm. It features Iggy Azalea.
T.I. has not responded to such statements, but Tiny did post this on her Instagram late last night:
As I’ve said in the past, Banks has bars and if you give her music a chance you might like it. But anything else that doesn’t have to do with the music is always foolishness that takes away from her talents. It’s a shame really…Oh, and good comeback Tiny!
“Watch Ya Mouth & Mind Ya Bizness”: T.I. Has Words For People Commenting On His Family And Relationship Trouble
Despite the fact that both T.I. and Tiny have been very public, via social media, about their relationship issues, T.I. is now saying that folks need to watch what they say about him and his people. Quite a few individuals often comment on his posts on Instagram, especially ones that hint at discontent, to give him relationship advice, to scold him for his treatment of Tiny, and to take some take shots at his wife too. Knowing this, the rapper took to Instagram this week to tell people, as Will Smith would say, “Mind ya bizness! Just mind ya bizness!”
He posted this:
“Regardless of whateva….. I allow disrespect of me & mines #NEVER !!!!! Watch ya mouth & mind ya Bizness…. Best treat it like a football game…. Observe safely from da sidelines & stay off da field,unless u wanna get HIT!!!! #nuffsaid #hustlegangoverrrrthang”
He also posted this picture of himself below with a caption quoting Martin Luther King, Jr. Yes, he went deep on ‘em:
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he STANDS in moments of comfort & convenience, but where he STANDS at times of challenge & controversy.” – Dr. M.L.King Jr.” I know where I STAND. Most cats nowadays be some ‘sitdown’a**’ni**az’!!!!!#StandUpGuy #hustlegangoverrrrthang”
I just can’t with the subliminal messages from adults. Get off social media and handle your business and then maybe other people won’t have to be on the sidelines talking about it. Just saying. #commonsenseoverrrrthang
The big news of last weekend was that T.I. got into a fight with Floyd Mayweather after spotting the boxing champ out with his seemingly estranged wife Tiny. Though Floyd came out to say nothing was going on between him and the rapper’s wife and even apologized for somewhat provoking T.I., ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith seemed to think Tiny was to blame here, suggesting that if she keeps this behavior up she may soon find herself a divorced woman. We guess he missed the rumors of infidelity that have been following T.I. for the past several months…
In lieu of that — as well as Tiny’s status as the quintessential ride-or-die chick — we’re wondering if it might be time for her to file those papers herself before things getting any more out of control, not to mention disrespectful, on social media or in real life.
That’s what Ne-Yo and Monyetta Shaw did — parting ways before they even made it down the aisle because the R&B singer admitted to having a “problem” and knew it would be a struggle for him to remain faithful to the mother of his kids. Is that a respectable way to bow out? Or should these men put their partners before other you know what? Check out our editors weighing in on this subject and share your thoughts below.