It’s a small world after all.
In a new interview to promote the upcoming season of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, we learned something interesting about T.I.’s dating history.
LeToya Luckett, who will be featured in the new season, shared that “Tip and Tiny and I go way back.”
“Tip and I met when I was 18, 19 years old? When I first got to Atlanta,” she said. “He was one of my first boyfriends, so that was hilarious. But through that, we had such a great friendship.”
Yes, you read that correctly. T.I. was one of the singer’s first boyfriends before he blew up, and after her departure from DC. He clearly has a thing for women from girl groups, because he went on to later marry Tiny, who knew Luckett from touring during her own girl group days.
“Tiny of course being a part of Xscape, me being a part of Destiny’s Child, we looked up to them,” Luckett said. “They had the dopest songs out. They were killing R&B music and I love them, especially Tiny because she has that ’round the way girl attitude in all of the videos and I could really relate to her.”
Whatever relationship the rapper and Luckett had in the past wasn’t enough to keep the ladies from being good friends.
“LeToya Luckett is a new friend of mine that I’ve been knowing for as long as she’s been in Destiny’s Child,” Tiny said. “So we shared the stage a couple of times back in ’96. She’s a great girl. I’ve got to know her more since she’s moved to Atlanta. I love her. She’s awesome. She has an awesome spirit.”
Luckett has dated other well-known men aside from T.I. That includes ex-husband Rob Hill Sr. (whom she wed and divorced in 2016), NBA players Kevin Durant and DeShawn Stevenson, and of course, rapper Slim Thug. She is now married and expecting her first child with husband Tommicus Walker, whom she wed in 2017.
She isn’t the only new face joining the reality show. Toya Wright and daughter Reginae Carter will take part in the series, as well as singer Monica Brown. With all of the new additions, it seems that the focus won’t be so much on T.I. and Tiny’s marriage, which has seen its fair share of public ups and downs.
“This is marriage, this is friendship, this is a new type of hustle,” T.I. said in promo for the revamped series.
You can check out how all the famous friends, and T.I. and Tiny, interact this time around when the show premieres October 22 at 9 p.m. ET on VH1.