Rapper T.I., affectionately known as "Tip" to his family and friends, wanted the world to know just how much he loves his boo Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.
So last week, he reached out to his staff at Grand Hustle and ordered up a big surprise for his lil mama, who began shooting the 2nd season of her hit family reality show The Tiny & Toya Show on BET.
"He called and asked when the cameras would be rolling," a production crew member told Sandrarose.com exclusively over the weekend. "He wanted to capture everything on camera."
The surprise began for Tiny last Monday as she answered a knock on the door of her posh Jonesboro, GA mansion.
It was a flower delivery man bearing 6 or 7 bouquets of roses.
10 minutes later, there came another knock at the door and another flower arrangement. And every ten minutes thereafter -- for about two hours -- came more flower arrangements until the foyer was filled with a dozen beautiful bouquets of roses and flowers.
But between deliveries of flowers came the biggest surprise of all: couriers came bearing gifts of a different kind. "I want to show her how much I love her. I want to do something nice for her on camera," T.I. had told his staff.
And something nice it was!
Couriers delivered a $4,000 Valentino bag, a pair of $2,000 Nicholas Kirkwood pumps (I'm smiling as I type this because some of y'all don't have a clue about Nicholas Kirkwood pumps), a $1,500 Gucci jacket, scarf and matching boots, and a bottle of Marc Jacobs perfume.
"I ain't gon' lie that's some real cute love right there," said the production assistant. "Every day he's calling asking how's she doing, does she need anything? It was so sweet. He has a great heart."
"People don't realize how sweet she is," the source continued. "But they're getting to know her on the show. She's so go with the flow. We want them to stay together. Because if they break up, Tip might end up with a b*tch that none of us get along with."
You don't understand, what other rapper's girlfriend has what Tiny has. She drives a f****** Bentley! For a long time Kim [Porter] wasn't driving no Bentley. She might have had a Range, but not no damn Bentley -- and Puffy's money is longer! [Tip] takes very good care of everybody."
"You didn't get that from me!" said my production source who asked to remain anonymous because she didn't have authority to tell me anything.
The source didn't know the exact cost of the romantic gesture, but I guesstimate T.I. spent between 20 and 30 grand on his boo. It must be nice to be able to treat your honey like it's Valentine's Day on any day of the week!