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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.
Uh oh, Tiny. You’ve found yourself in the middle of quite the complicated situation.
We told you earlier today that Shekinah Jo posted a picture of herself FaceTiming with Floyd Mayweather, and when people questioned her loyalty to T.I., she made it clear that her loyalty is to Tiny, her friend. Not Tip. She stated that he kicked her off “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” has shown her zero respect, and even gone as far as to call her “the help.” Now things are getting messy, because T.I. just went on a rant on Instagram and based on what has transpired, the rant seems to be aimed Shekinah’s way.
There isn’t really much left to say about all this, because he took things to a level that I think we all saw coming (this IS T.I. we’re talking about, and he will talk crazy to just about anybody). Still, it’s a shame to see things get so ugly between these two considering how important they are in Tiny’s life. Hopefully Tiny will be able to intervene, but considering that she seems to be on vacay in the Bahamas, she’ll have to bring peace from afar…
How would you deal if your husband and your best friend were at war?
“TI Thinks He Is GOD”: Shekinah Jo Puts T.I. On Blast, Reveals He Kicked Her Off “Family Hustle” Last Year
I can’t really tell you where things went 100 percent left with T.I. and Shekinah Jo. But when things were sour between Tiny and her husband, for some reason, he kept taking verbal jabs at Shekinah, claiming she was “a hater to education” and ‘joking’ about her intelligence. We even asked Shekinah in a recent interview how she felt about the comments he made:
“Correct yourself and the people. I don’t take a jab at him ever. I don’t jab at him. When he give out whatever kind of comments he give, I never respond. You never see me go off. You never see any of that. Let’s get that right: I don’t take jabs at him. I don’t know why he takes his jabs, you have to ask him, baby. Oh I heard, because I blubber over the English language and I’m a hater to education? Let me address that: I’m very educated. I have a GED. It might not be enough for you guys but I’m blessed to have it. I have a cosmetology degree that’s updated and accurate. Mkay? I did my thing, so a hater to education? You don’t really reply to things that don’t involve you…but I don’t have a problem with Clifford Harris. He’s my friend’s husband and he takes damn good care of her so I’m happy for that.”
Well, she certainly has a problem with him now.
Shekinah recently posted a picture on her IG account of a FaceTime conversation she had with Floyd Mayweather:
But people who know the bad blood between Mayweather and T.I., which was over Tiny and ended up escalating into a brawl at Fat Burger, felt that Shekinah wasn’t being loyal. When she caught wind of the criticism, she let the frustrations she has been holding in with ‘Tip’ all the way out. She even claimed that the rapper had her kicked off of “Family Hustle,” which is why she ended up doing the “Weave Trip” spinoff with Tiny. Baller Alert and TheShadeRoom collected her responses on the picture:
After doing all of that responding, Shekinah posted a message of encouragement from a friend describing all her feelings:
Though it’s unclear what went down between these two, I’m not really surprised at the idea of T.I. having Shekinah kicked off “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” if those allegations are true. There were rumors swirling for years that the rapper is the reason why Tiny’s first reality show, 2009’s “Tiny and Toya,” came to an end so abruptly, despite it being a huge hit for BET.
Since it’s clear that things aren’t peachy keen between T.I. and Shekinah after all, it does make one wonder how Tiny handles this situation, what with her best friend and husband at odds. No response from her or T.I. as of yet…
Check out her previous feelings on T.I. in our interview below. She gives her two cents at the 4:50 mark:
“Passed Around Sl*t!” Tiny Slams Claudia Jordan Over “Pig” Jokes From Old Radio Show That Have Resurfaced
Claudia Jordan started this week out on top after proving that she wasn’t scared of NeNe Leakes and defending herself pretty well during their back-and-forth on Sunday’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta episode. But it’s only Wednesday, and yet, things have gone left for the radio personality and reality TV star.
It seems that after NeNe Leakes called Jordan a “half-breed” during their argument this past weekend, and Jordan described the statement as a hurtful “low blow” on “Watch What Happens Live,” Leakes’ fans started digging up all kinds of disparaging video and audio from Jordan’s past. First there was video of Jordan at an event joking about how it was too dark in the venue, so she could only see the eyes and teeth of those with a darker complexion.
She tried to explain those statements as a joke taken out of context:
“…that was 6 years ago. I have grown so much since then. It was a joke that was used against me.”
But nothing comes close to the audio people are passing around (which seems to have been on YouTube for a while now) of Jordan during her Foxxhole days years ago. In the audio clip from the old Sirius XM episode, Jordan is heard tearing into Tameka “Tiny” Cottle during a story about T.I. and his legal troubles. In it, Jordan is brutal when speaking on Tiny’s looks, along with fellow co-host, Johnny Mack, comparing her looks to a piggy bank and joking about her possibly having Down Syndrome. It wasn’t pretty:
This was clearly years before Tiny brought her along to be on the short-lived VH1 talk show, “Tiny Tonight.” And Tiny wasn’t aware of the ugly things that were said by Jordan about her. As I said, after Sunday’s “RHOA” episode, this audio was passed around, and it somehow ended up right in front of Tiny. To say that she was pissed after listening to it would be a lie–she was furious. This is what she wrote early this morning on Twitter:
Instead of trying to say that these were jokes also used against her, Jordan was apologetic this time around and told everyone she would say sorry on the “Rickey Smiley Show” this morning. When that audio becomes available, we’ll be sure to add it in this post:
As it turns out, Jordan ended up breaking down and tearing up over her comments while apologizing on the show. Afterwards, she took to Twitter again to speak on taking responsibility for hurtful choices:
Wow is all I can say to all of this. But what about you? What do you think about Tiny’s statements and Jordan’s choice to publicly apologize to her?
Some people take their fandom to a level that really doesn’t make much sense. While it’s one thing to try and be at the events of one of your favorite artists/celebrities to meet them, it’s another to pop up at that person’s home at night trying to see and be seen. A fan (and manager of a few artists as it turns out) tried it, and rapper T.I. was not very understanding when it came to her decision to post up outside of his gate taking pictures late at night.
The woman, along with a few friends, somehow found her way to the rapper’s home in Atlanta and took pictures of it:
Her friend posted a similar image, saying “FOUND @troubleman31 house and stopped by…in #atl tryin to get to #tiandtiny”
Turns out that T.I. checks his notifications, and when he caught wind of people creeping around his home, he let them know that doing so again might not end well:
The woman ended up apologizing and saying that they only showed up late at night to “talk business”:
“@troubleman31 it was no disrespect we were in the neighborhood and we wanted to let you know, by playing your music, hoping you would come out, and talk business.”
She was dead serious too, and continued:
“So @troubleman31 commented on the page, but has not responded… Love your #music Just gotta say, #tiandtiny we have artists trying to make it. Thanks for the public shoutout, but on some realness, we showed up, to get your attention. And get a meeting with you. Can we?”
People can’t be serious. You go to someone’s home at night, where their children lay their heads, and think somebody is going to come out and “talk business”? Common sense is not common at all anymore…
— Obey Then Slay (@MyClutchedPearl) November 4, 2014
I can’t help but find Tameika “Tiny” Harris entertaining. Whether it’s “Weave Trip” with her sidekick Shekinah, releasing a diss record to her own husband or permanently changing her eye color, the girl knows how to make us look.
And last night I was looking and laughing at a couple of pictures that popped up on Twitter. Apparently, Tiny knows a few Deltas and AKAs and when they were posing for a picture, throwing up their respective Greek affiliated hand signs, Tiny didn’t want to be left out.
So not only did she jump in on the picture, she threw up the hand signs too. Both of them, AKA and Delta’s.
I can’t exactly tell you why but the pictures had me dying laughing. Honestly, it probably has something to do with the way Divine Nine members attempt to fiercely protect their traditions and organizations while Tiny just walked up in that mug and, I’m sure in the eyes of some folks, disrespected all of that with the flick of a pinky and the meeting of her index fingers and thumbs.
That’s comedy, particularly when it’s common knowledge that not only did Tiny not attend college, she just started studying to receive her GED on the last episode of “The Family Hustle.”
She wouldn’t be the first celebrity to express an interest in being a part of a Black Greek organization. In fact, last year Fantasia expressed her admiration for the Deltas, even going so far as to say she wouldn’t stop until she could become a member a part of the sisterhood. And instead of interpreting her comments as a compliment, several Deltas dragged Fantasia until she ultimately apologized. It was a shame really.
While I’m sure some Deltas and AKAs may be in their feelings about this, the sorority members in the picture certainly didn’t seem to mind, though they didn’t exactly link arms with Tiny.
What do you make of Tiny throwing up these signs? Are you offended or do you find it rather comical?
“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?