The well-spoken rapper T.I. was a guest on the Tyra Banks Show yesterday. He was very candid in talking about his past mistakes and his upcoming jail term. T.I. gets props for saying he would rather walk with God than to walk with guns.
He explained what his nickname “Rubberband man” meant, to the amusement of Tyra who concluded he made money selling drugs. “Allegedly,” T.I. responded.
But the most shocking revelation was the fact that T.I. claims he lost his virginity to one of his baby mama’s at age 11! Now, y’all know how I feel about pedophiles and child molesters. Let’s do the math: T.I. was 11 y/o then — he’s 28 now. Tiny is 5 years older which means she was 16 at the time.
I know from Tip’s own mouth that he was a big fan of Tiny when she was a member of Xscape. Tiny was not 16 when she was a member of Xscape.
I also know that T.I. moved into Tiny’s house while she was a member of Xscape. In fact, T.I. recorded his entire first album in the basement studio of Tiny’s crib (I almost bought that house, by the way).
On the other hand, when Tip was 9 he was crushing hard on his first baby mama, Lashon Dixon, with whom he later had two children. So he could have meant her.
I liked how T.I. honored his baby mama (Tiny) by saying she is the only celebrity he recently slept with. That was sweet even though I hear T.I. steadfastly refuses to allow the talented Tiny to resume her singing career. But I could be wrong about that so don’t quote me.
After her children and her mom, singing is Tiny’s first love.
Maybe once T.I. is on lockdown, Tiny can pursue her dreams to record again. I hear the group Xscape is seriously considering getting back together.