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By now you have all read the reports about rapper T.I slut-shaming his wife Tiny on Instagram.
I’m not going to rehash it as you can read it for yourself in the link above. And while I’m not interested in the personal dealings of their relationship, I am quite intrigued by what has been a very vocal public reaction to this story. There has been lots of virtually hi-fiving T.I for checking his disrespectful wife and preserving the wholesomeness of his household. And lots of body snarking over Tiny’s unusually-shaped derriere. And of course lots of pontificating about the perils of black womenhood, particularly how this “ratchetness” is indicative of why black men wont marry y’all ungrateful skeezers.
In a way, I am not surprised at how, once again, the burden of respectability and morality for an entire community has fallen on the unclothed backside of a black woman. It would appear that culturally, men are unquestionable kings of the household and always deserving of respect while women, who are conditioned to submit all free will (including one to wear a swimsuit at the damn beach), are treated as if respect has to be earned. I am surprised, however, at how many women have agreed with that sentiment.
I’m not the one for traditional gender roles or ideals of respectability. But to those women in particular, who do preach them, don’t you think that if we are going to hold women, to traditional roles and rules of respectability that we should also make sure those expectations apply equally to men too?
For the sake of debate, let’s consider T.I., the patriarch of the family:
- During a luncheon held by Warner Music exec Kevin Liles at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, the “Whatever You Like”-emcee got into a fight with Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu. According to witnesses, T.I. punched Zulu in the face and choked him before both crews tore the restaurant up.
- During the 2008 Dirty Awards, T.I. and his entourage, got into another fight with Shawty Lo and his entourage, forcing the ceremony to be shut down and giving the police a legally justified reason to pepper-spray the audience.
- In 2007, T.I missed the BET awards because he was too busy being arrested on federal charges after his bodyguard-turned-informant purchased $12,000 in machine guns and other ammunition and delivered it to the rapper. Outside of being a rapper, T.I, whose real name is Clifford Harris, is also a convicted felon, which makes gun ownership a big no-no. Harris was sentenced to: a year and a day in prison for his weapons charges; 1,000 hours of community service; and some probational time in a halfway house.
- In 2010, Harris was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating his probation on the above mentioned federal gun charges.
- In 2012, Harris lambasted fellow emcee Azealia Banks for daring to address him personally, despite having a beef with him personally, without the assistance of a man to speak on her behalf. According to published reports, Harris said: “See, the thing about that is I ain’t even know anything about it until just now. I ain’t even see it. I know they are going through their thing. But in regards to her speaking upon me and mine, I ain’t even see it. That is what I consider–and excuse my language–but that’s bitch sh-t. I am a man. You ain’t have no business addressing me. When you get a man, get him to address me and he and I can speak on it. But you and me … Keep dealin with that woman [Iggy]. Y’all handle that. Me and you ain’t got nowhere to go with that.”
- Last year, Harris performed along side singer Robin Thicke and super producer Pharrell in a racy video for ”Blurred Lines,: which many described as misogynistic for having women prancing around wearing a thong and nothing else while T.I and company, were fully clothed.
- I’m not going to list individually all of his debasing lyrics other than to say, despite his claim that his new “family-friendly” image has hurt his record sales, much of his music is still chock-full of usual hip hop cliches of luxury brand bragging, pimpin’ hos, and choppas in the streets. In fact, it would behoove most to know that the song “Ball” is not about playing catch with his son but rather how he spends his evenings childless, club-hopping, spending money frivolously and likely having affairs on his wife. My particular favorite line goes, “The club full of bad b**ches and they came to play. Okay it must be your a$$ cause it ain’t your face,” which is quite poetic considering his very public objection to his wife’s Instagram picture.
Now I’m not trying to sit in judgment over some of the decisions Harris has made in his life. But how do we, the public, finger-wag Tiny over her alleged immodesty when we seem content on ignoring – and even condoning through support of T.I’s artistry – her better half’s equally and supposedly shamelessness? This is why the double standard on respectability does not make logical sense. And we, as the public, should either call out T.I on his hypocrisy or else, say nothing at all.
For sometime now rumors have been circulating that one of hip hop’s most beloved couples, T.I. & Tiny Harris, are headed for splitsville. Different things have triggered these rumors over the years; however, the most recent indicator seemed to come from T.I. himself.
“Dis da first day of da rest of my life,” T.I. reportedly wrote in an Instagram post yesterday. “IG in the last 24 hours my life has changed! No details necessary, just try and accept the change! But if you CAN’T den it’s #f**kwhoever #imwitwhateva… from now on. And that’s on #DoeB ##onPhil. It’s #hustlegangovererrrthang #god #children #thatcheck IN THAT ORDER. What God got for me, can’t nobody take it away. It’s mine!”
The message is said to have been later removed from his Instagram page. Though the message doesn’t specifically address whether or not he’s still with his wife, Tiny, she’s visibly absent from his “revised” list of priorities. To top that off, rumors of the “Whatever You Like” rapper’s alleged extramarital activities continue to swirl. While the couple remains mum regarding the divorce rumors, one person who is speaking out is Tiny’s best friend, Shekinah Anderson. The “T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle” recently addressed the rumors via Instagram.
“People stop with the BS,” the reality TV star wrote. “@majorgirl and @troubleman31 are good!!!! (They are still together) Don’t believe everything you hear!!!! Don’t believe the hype!!!!”
We certainly hope all is well on the T.I. & Tiny homefront, but it’s pretty interesting that of all people, Shekinah is the one speaking out about their relationship status while the couple remains silent.
T.I. is pretty highly regarded around these parts. The thuggish rapper turned family man is pretty appealing. And as we speculated, he is one of few positive representations of black fatherhood on television right now.
And his stock just went up as far as we’re concerned. T.I. and his wife Tiny made history by having themselves and their six children animated for Vh1′s holiday special called, “T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special.”
The special follows the family from Atlanta to the North Pole as they try to find a missing Santa Claus. Apparently, an elf Cyrus tells T.I. that the only person “who could save the King of the North Pole was the King of the South.” So the family takes a candy-striped van to solve this dilemma.
I don’t know about you but I think that’s pretty darling. There can never be enough holiday movies. And there’s nothing wrong with incorporating elements of the hood into the holidays.
Anyway, if you have a few minutes, 39 to be more specific, or you just want to see some animated black folks, check out the video below to watch the entire special.
T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special
You know imaginations tend to run rather wild when it comes to celebrities and secrets, and the rumors surrounding news T.I.’s wife, Tiny, is apparently sitting on is no exception.
All the speculation began about a week ago when blogger Freddy O posted the pic above with the star of “Tiny Tonight” and wrote:
My girl @majorgirl got some extra big news to tell the world … Hint hint she’s gone have someone new in her life … #winning
Considering Tiny and Tip have been going strong for about 12 years now and, as we see from their interactions on “The Family Hustle,” she can barely keep her hands off him, the someone new can’t possibly be a new man. That’s why everyone is assuming the new addition is a baby. Yup, Tameka, Tiny, Cottle just might be pregnant!
T.I. and Tiny have six children between them. Tiny has a daughter, Zonnique, from a previous relationship and two boys with TIP, King and Major; and T.I. has three additional kids, Messiah Ya’ Majesty, Domani Uriah, and Deyjah Imani. In 2006, T.I. and Tiny tried to expand the Harris family, but on March 22, 2007, their daughter, Lelah Amore, was stillborn six months into the pregnancy. News of a new, healthy bun in the oven would certainly be happy news for the big family — and an interesting dynamic to watch on their VH1 reality show.
So far, reps have failed to confirm or deny any of the rumors so we’ll just have to hold out until Tiny is ready to share her “extra big news” with the world. Do you think it’s a baby?
Reality TV is like kryptonite to relationships, both romantic and platonic, which is why recent rumors that gal pals Tiny Harris and Toya Wright weren’t totally unbelievable. Thankfully, it appears that there was no truth to the rumors. During a recent interview with Streetz 94.5, Toya slammed speculations surrounding their alleged deteriorating relationship. She also touched on a few other things including when we can expect a little Memphitz and the latest news on her reality TV project. Check out her interview highlights below.
On the current status of her reality TV project with hubby Memphitz:
“Me and my husband shot a pilot, but he has some other things going on with the network. So it’s kind of like, if it happens, it happens, if not, I’m not tripping. I’m still working.”
On if she and Memphitz will be having a baby soon:
“I’m trying to finish everything up. I’m working on my second book, I just got a new book deal with Cash Money Content. So I’m finishing up my second book. I’m tryna get that out of the the way first. Once we get the business out the way, yeah, them babies gon’ come– later.”
On her relationship with Wayne and the mothers of his other children:
“That’s my family. They’ve been my family forever. My husband understands. One thing I love about him, none of that intimidates him. It’s weird, it’s a situation that no one understands and gets. But that’s our situation and we all are cool. Wayne baby mamas, Memph–everybody. Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
On rumored beef with Tiny:
“What? That’s crazy. Tiny is like my big sister. We talk all the time. Like Tiny and I … we are probably about to do something real soon. Just because every time we get together, we don’t Instagram. I just was with her. There’s no beef ever. I don’t beef with my friends. That’s petty. That’s childish. I love all my friends. We all working trying to get this money. Please, no beef over here.”.
While you were watching the fireworks or checking out the performances down in New Orleans, the Harris family was parlaying in Puerto Rico. And unlike your annoying co worker who wants to show you every single photo from their little backwoods road trip, here’s a family you’re actually interested in seeing. Check out the pictures both T.I. and Tiny posted on Instagram.
While he certainly looks great behind the wheel, we’re wondering if T.I. really knows what he’s doing back there–especially under the influence…
I don’t know why but something about this pic is so funny to me. Beyonce looks like she just wants to lay up under her man, Jay-Z’s looking like “yeah all this s***” is mine.” T.I. looks like the first thing out his mouth was “I’m so happy to be here,” and Tiny looks like she might set some ish off.
Needless to say, last night’s 10th Anniversary celebration of the Jigga man’s 40/40 club was an interesting soiree and this candid pic captures the essence of the night as the King of the South and his lady chilled with Hov and Bey. This isn’t a foursome we often see together, which is why this pic caught us so off guard. And more importantly why are Tiny’s lips pursed like that?
Caption this photo and tell us what you think is going on.
We’ve all watched reality TV shows like “The Bachelor” or any of the “Real Housewives” series and not given it a second thought or batted an eyelash when word came out that one of the couples on the show had broken up. But what about those couples whose relationships have stood the test of time — or at least the test of the cameras and survived the ever so prevalent reality TV curse? Surely they deserve a shout out for their union surviving in a world where audiences tune in to watch their intimate lives day in and day out. Lets look at the celeb reality couples who’ve made their love last under the scrutiny of television cameras and viewers.
Looks like someone was allowed in T.I. and Tiny’s “white room” for her prom day. This fact alone makes this post worthwhile. T.I. don’t let nobody go in there; but when it’s prom time all the stops are pulled out. This weekend, Zonnique Pullins, T.I. and Tiny’s 17 year old daughter got to be an ordinary teenager for a minute when she attended prom.
She was escorted by rapper Rocko’s son, Malik. (You may remember that Rocko is also the former fiance and father of Monica’s two sons Romello and Rodney III.) Apparently, there’s absolutely no love lost and Monica considers Malik her son. See what she tweeted:
Malik later tweeted that he and Monica still have a tight relationship, explaining how he could text her all day and night.
We have to give it up to Miss Zonnique. This dress is too fab! I know some grown women, myself included, who wouldn’t mind wearing this gown. We’re actually a little surprised T.I. let her out the house without trying to throw a shawl over her chest. But she looks cute. The blue hair looks surprisingly good with the outfit and you can never go wrong with a red lip. Werk honey!
What do you think of Zonnique’s outfit? Check out more prom pics on the next page.
A few months ago we reported that Bow Wow was talking slick about Kandi’s decision not to attend Jermaine Dupri’s So-So Def reunion. Though Kandi explained that she had a prior engagement, we knew that there had to be a bigger reason than that to miss out on such a huge moment. Well, in an interview with “Sway in the Morning,” she kept it real and explained why she wouldn’t reunite Xscape during that reunion or any time soon.
On why she missed the reunion
“I did have something else I had to do that weekend. I’m not trying do a reunion. I mean, no offense, but I don’t wanna be faking and have to rehearse together. Tiny and I, we get along great. But, I haven’t really talked to the other ladies in a long time, like long time.”
Kandi explained that Jermaine Dupri really went hard in convincing her to come. And even though Kandi admitted that she has the utmost respect for JD, since he was the man who helped give her her big break, it wasn’t enough to convince her to comeback.
So by now you’re wondering who is the woman that Kandi has the issue with and why?
“Let me just say — because I shouldn’t have to bring up stuff…Our group broke up like 18 years ago. But what I’m pissed off about happened more recent. You get what I’m saying? In the past, Tocha and I used to bump heads, but she’s not really who I’m (really) bothered by. It was Tamika that really pissed me off. She said some things about me. Some of the things she put out there, were straight up lies that she had made up. I was so pissed off because me and her used to be really tight and I just felt like what just what she did–to try to make me look bad to people…Instead of just saying ‘Kandi doing well’, you gon’ make it seem like I screwed my way to the top. And then add more people to the list that never existed, on my list. I’m like ‘No chick, don’t do me like that’. I never do her like that. You know that I mean?”
“I talk to Tiny about it. Well, she had different reasons for not necessarily wanting to do it. But she was just like she didn’t really wanna do it either.”
After she did what she did, she called me, apologized. Since then, she’s called my mom and she was like ‘I wish I could make things right’. But recently she was on the radio, she still never admitted, she still be on her BS ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with her’. Really? You know what’s wrong with me.