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“He Was Like, ‘What Are You Doing?'”: Tiny Finally Opens Up About Changing Her Eye Color And What T.I. Thought About It
Something that brought Tiny Harris so much joy has also brought her a lot of controversy. You already know the story behind Tiny taking a trip to Africa (she didn’t specify where exactly) to get a procedure done where her eye color was permanently changed from brown to ice gray. Despite the possible complications that could arise (including “glaucoma, cataracts and corneal problems”), she told ABC News in a new interview that she feels good about the procedure and hasn’t had any trouble since having them changed two weeks ago. Here’s how the medical-grade silicon ended up in her eye, according to the singer and reality star:
“They go into the eye and they make a little slit. They take an implant and it’s folded up. They open it [and] spread it over your eye.
They told me that the procedure was going to be quick, five to 10 minutes an eye. They woke me up. It was very blurry, then it kind of fades in.”
After the procedure was finished, Harris said that she loved what she saw (“They are amazing”). But getting it done wasn’t something her husband, rapper T.I., was necessarily all for.
“He was like, ‘What are you doing?’ But he loves them. He’s OK with them as long as they’re healthy and I’m not having any problems.”
So what does she have to say to the public, who criticized her heavily for surgically altering her eye color?
“I just wanted to do something different. And I have the right to do that. It’s my body.”
You have to give her credit for being so open about all this. While I wouldn’t dare mess with my eyes (hell, they struggle enough as is), if I were her, I probably would have just done it and just left people to guess about it. But hey, in her case, why hide what you’re proud of…?
Check out her chat with ABC News and discuss.
Whenever I talk to people about “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” I often hear the same thing over and over when it comes to the kids: “I looooove Major!” Yes, the littlest Harris is a big hit with people because, well, he’s adorable, and he already has quite the personality. So I had to share with you how the 6-year-old celebrated “Celebrity Day” at his school this week (all we had was Twin Day and Wacky Tacky Day when I was in school…). Out of all the celebrities in the world, Major decided to dress up exactly like his father would for the big occasion. Check out what both Tiny and T.I. had to say about Major getting his Hustle Gang on:
My lil buddy Major had celebrity day at school today… Guess who he went as?… Lol #ProudPops #FamilyHustleorDIE A photo posted by @troubleman31 on
My Majorbaby don’t need no filter he looking just like a celebrity I know!! For celebrity day at school!! #mybabyboy A photo posted by Majorgirl (@majorgirl) on
Major definitely nailed it!
“This Right Here Is Going Too Far”: Wendy Williams Compares Tiny Changing Her Eye Color To Black Folks Bleaching Their Skin
Ever since Tiny let the world know that she had a procedure done to get her eye color changed from brown to ice gray, people have either loved the idea, bashed her for it, or said that it’s her money and she can do what she wants to. Want to guess which category Wendy Williams falls in?
Despite getting plastic surgery done in the past and wearing wigs, Wendy Williams said on her show that Tiny’s decision to change her eyes was on par with folks like Sammy Sosa bleaching their skin. It’s a scary form of self-hate.
“You know that I believe in changing things. If there’s something about you that you don’t like…You want to get your butt implant, your boobs, your liposuction, a weave–but understand what I’m saying to you: This right here is going too far. Tiny, I love you a lot and I just saw your man the other day on Big Boy’s Radio Show in LA and he was like, thanks for being nice to my wife and Shekinah, but I have to call it like I mean it here. The eyes are the windows to the soul. Getting your eyes permanently done like this is to me as bad as people who bleach their skin. You can self-hate your flat boobs and you can self-hate your flat butt, whatever, but the eyes? I know that colored contacts could be scratchy and itchy and what not, but people still wear them. But getting your eyeballs done like this is as crazy as Sammy Sosa bleaching his skin.
But you know what I like about Tiny? At least she was honest about it. Because the Internet was all abuzz. It makes me love her more that she was honest about this because we could have just gone on and on and on and talked about this operation and she could have kept what we thought were gray contacts in. Because, if I didn’t tell you this story, did you ever believe that you could ever get new eyeballs in a permanent color?”
In case you missed it, this is how Tiny did it:
“I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and lovin it‼️ Huge thanks to the incredible doctor(s) for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true! I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry! Blessed to say my vision is #perfect after my #ice-gray implants! Special thanks to the #Brightocular staff for ALL that you’ve done to make this process happen, you’re amaZing & thank you to the hospital’s staff for your exceptional customer service as well‼️I would also like to raise awareness about those under privileged living with serious eye conditions called ocular albinism, aniridia, and iris coloboma. Brightocular can help you. For more info everyone GO visit the brightocular.com website; to get the #BEST #DEAL when booking your appointment, mention Promo Code #KM404 and tell them I sent you!!! SD Note: Ofcourse any procedure has potential risks but no one has gone blind with brightocular and the success rate has been close to 100%. The media is referring to a story from 2009 and data of side effects from a different shaped and even different colored implant that is currently used in Panama since 2002. Brightocular was launched and patent approved in 2010. We do not recommend using this implant from the doctor in Panama. Brightocular is the only artificial iris implant with the United States patent grooves and channels design to accomplish a successful surgery. For more info on the differences, risks, and benefits of all artificial iris implants used around the world, contact brightocular.”
Check out what Wendy had to say around the 11:30 mark below and let us know what you think.
If you asked me right here and right now if I would I elect to get surgery to increase my bottom, the answer would be “HELL NO!”
However, if we were somehow transported to an alternate universe and you were asking the ballin’ (as in wealthy) and shot-callin’ version of Charing that same question, there would be a 50 percent chance that my response would involve me throwing some Ds on it–as in, on my backside. Hell, it might even increase to a 60 percent chance that I would be in favor of the procedure. Okay, about a 73 percent chance that I would slap a fatty on it, but that’s at the most.
And it’s not just a matter of money.
Truth is, I’m not at all confident that the high-profile and wealthier version of myself would be strong enough to deal with the daily scrutiny of my flaws – or perceived flaws. I’m talking about the paparazzi and gossip bloggers, who like to zoom in and draw big red circles around physical imperfections while making snide comments. The entertainment websites, which monitor your weight and how well or badly you’re aging, while also making snide comments. And let’s not forget the readers, who pile it on with their own ruthless commentary.
They all say and write horrible things: like how flat your a** is; Or how fat you are; Or how you’re too black; Or too tall; Or your hair is too nappy; Or that you’re too high yellow; Or worse, that you’re a waste of some good light skin; Or that you look like Miss Piggy…
Basically, every day, tons of anonymous people openly express such harsh sentiments about the value of other people’s appearance. Every single day. That kind of constant ribbing has to be a detriment to one’s psyche. I know for sure it would be for me. And yet, we expect people to sit back and deal with having their minds and emotional well-beings tested all the time based solely on the idea that it’s part of their job (After all, nobody told them to be talented and try to be something in life. That’s what they get!). And we all know that once you get a job, you stop being a human being with feelings and sh*t and turn into the Tin Man. Make that the Tin Man before his visit to Oz.
Truthfully, I don’t even have to be alternate universe Charing to understand the pressure to uphold some arbitrary beauty standard. Yes, even broke and unimportant current universe Charing still has anxiety over my backside. So much so that I hit those squats extra hard in the gym just to obtain a little curve. And I also make sure to wear certain clothing that accentuates the positive while masking over my “flaws.” Always.
Although it is my burden, my obsession over my backside wasn’t my own creation. I wasn’t born feeling insecure. That was put on me – forced even. It came from the mean girls who giggled and chanted about me having Noa**itall as I walked past them down my middle school hallway. Or from my longtime crush in high school turning me down for the girl with the behind so big, she had to enroll it in school as another pupil. Or the one helpful girlfriend in college, who suggested hip hugger pants or longer shirts, “you know, to cover up your problem area.” Or that equally hating-a** boyfriend in my 20s, who for whatever reason, decided to mess with my self-esteem (Perhaps I was besting him in a discussion or something. I don’t know…) by pointing out how my body would be “perfect” if I had a rounder a**.
Then there are the words and thoughts of people who I haven’t met and who haven’t met me, but somehow they know. And like Roberta Flack’s guitar- wielding nemesis, they too sang my life with their words by way of booty anthems. A never-ending barrage of them. And when they are not singing about them, they are dancing around them in music videos and gawking at them in films and on television. Even the more soulful, incense-burning, cowry-shell wearing two-strand twisting righteous black man likes to write poems and drop mathematics about the true essence of a black woman: her butt.
It’s all objectification, at least, that’s what I tell myself. I really shouldn’t care about any of it. I am a feminist. Or a black feminist. Or a womanist. The point is, hear me roar! But I can’t help but flinch whenever a flirtatious guy checks me out as he walks by. Who knows what he may be thinking? And while I could say I don’t care, I would be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that such a seed has already been planted. Every time I undress, I look in the mirror and can only focus on my backside, or lack thereof.
So yeah, who knows how I would look if I had some expendable dollars burning holes in my pockets. And it’s a wonder that women with the means don’t go running off to the body butcher to get a nip here and a tuck there every time they get the urge. More specifically, the way folks have been going in for years on Tiny about her looks, I’m surprised she hasn’t tried to get more surgery. And that, of course, is if she is at all bothered by what folks say about her. For all we know, she could just really like ice-gray eyes…
The point is, we can talk all day about the strength of a person’s mind, but people will do what they have to do to feel good and happy about themselves. I’m not mad at that, especially since we as a society don’t always makes it easy.
So in all honesty, if money was no option, what might you be willing – or even persuaded – to physically change about yourself?
Tameka “Tiny” Harris has a brand new set of eyes. The singer/reality star has confirmed that she underwent surgery to permanently change her eye color. Yes, you read that last sentence correctly. Tiny has changed her eye color from a dark brown to ice-gray color.
The singer took to Instagram yesterday to thank her doctor and confirm the news.
I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and loving it! Thank you Dr. Montasser Menif for the amazing experience and for making my dream come true. I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry. Blessed to say my vision is perfect after my ice-gray implants.
Special thanks to #Spencer Vessa for all that you’ve done to make the process happen. You’re amazing and thank you #faiza for your exceptional customer service.
Rumors began to swirl earlier in the week when she was spotted promoting her new vh1 reality show with a set of new eyes. Her best friend Shekinah also posted the following picture.
The instagram post has now magically vanished from Tiny’s account, aka she deleted it. What do you think? Did Tiny take it too far?
If you watch “The Family Hustle,” you know T.I. and Tiny’s BFF Shekinah Jo don’t have the warmest relationship. For some reason TIP is always taking jabs at Shenkinah so when we sat down with her and Tiny to talk about their new VH1 show “Weave Trip” we had to ask: What’s the real beef between you two?
Shekinah was quick to say she doesn’t have a problem with Clifford Harris, and as far as his assertion that she is a “hater to the English language,” well you just need to watch the interview to hear her comeback for that.
Check out our full chat with Tiny and Shekinah in the video above as they talk about their friendship and what other new adventures are in store for them. What do you think? Have you been watching ‘Tiny and Shekinah’s Weave Trip”?
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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