This morning I received an urgent call from former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris' mom, Dianne Pope, asking me to inform my readers that Tiny's father, Charles Pope, is alive and well. Tiny's fans were introduced to Mr. and Mrs. Pope on Tiny's reality show, Tiny & Toya on BET in 2009.

It seems that some idiot created a fake Facebook page imitating Tiny and claiming her father was deceased. "Tiny wants people to know that her daddy is fine," said Mrs. Pope. "That's not her Facebook page at all.

As you know, Mr. Pope (pictured at right with Tiny's daughter, Zonnique) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. T.I. and Tiny founded the For The Love of Our Fathers Foundation, which raises money for Alzheimer's research.

Mrs. Pope says her husband's condition has improved and he's getting stronger. "He's more alert. We're getting him up now doing exercises," she said.

Mrs. Pope theorized that Tiny's fans may have confused Tiny's father with a member of his legendary R&B group The Tams, who was murdered by his roommate. Tiny's father founded The Tams, and Tiny has performed with the group.

According to Channel 2 Action News, longtime Tams band director Versi Sain, 59, was found shot to death in his Clayton County home earlier this month. Police arrested his roommate, Sam Morgan, and charged him with murder. He is being held in the Clayton County jail. The two men were childhood friends who grew up together in Muskegon, Michigan. Sources say the motive may have been money.

The Tams, now headed by Tiny's brother Red, are known for their 60s hits "Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy," and "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me."

  • The Makeup Maven aka Cotton Candy

    Who fuggin' does stuff like that? :no:

  • lovezoe

    Some people are ignorant.

  • Mannie

    Those 2 people created Tiny? :tape:

    Yeah people need to find a hobby besides 2 min of internet fame...how you gonna claim somebody eles pops passed just sad...smh

  • The Makeup Maven aka Cotton Candy

    Good morning, Mannie. :hugh:

    :dead: @ your comment! :rofl:

  • TPtotalpackage

    I don't understand for the life of me what drives these lunatics to make these fake pages. People really need to invest some time into finding a worthwhile hobby. I my great grandmother and her brother had Alzheimer's. This disease is very difficult to watch a loved one suffer with and it is extremely hard on families as well. I wish Tiny and her family well.

    OAN: Where does the name "Cottle" come from if her parents are "Pope"?

  • BigCityGirl

    I'm glad this rumor was NIPPED! People need to find some better to do...then create havoc!

  • MrsMommy

    "Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me"

    Sounds like the gay national anthem.

  • !*LaKErCHiC@*!

    WELL GLAD TO HEAR HER DADDY IS DOING GOOD.. HE REMINDS ME OF MY GRANDPA THAT FUKN Alzheimer’s IS HORRIBLE :cry: OH AND ON THE FAKE FB PEOPLE AINT GOT NO FUKN MORALS NO MORE :nono: HOW U GOING OT SAY SOMEBODY DADDY PAST? EVIL!!

  • BigCityGirl

    Good Morning Make up Maven...Hope your day gets better!

  • lovezoe

    Is that the tip of her areola showing?

  • Mannie

    The Makeup Maven aka Cotton Candy says:

    Good morning, Mannie. :hugh:

    @ your comment!

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    Sup Tatted Zoe and errbody else... :waves:

  • lovezoe

    Sup Mannie, everyone!!!

  • Mother Jefferson

    MrsMommy says:

    “Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me”

    Sounds like the gay national anthem.
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    :ghost: :coffee:

  • Mannie

    lovezoe says:

    Is that the tip of her areola showing?

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    Yes...Yes it is... :boobs:

  • LadyT

    Good Morning everybody!
    TP that's a very good question. Sandra are we only going to get sad posts this morning? You doing alright? I read something funny over the weekend. Somebody said Ciara got her toes fixed because people were clowning on her. I Was :casket: remembering all the jokes SR commentors had! Too funny!

  • Mannie

    MrsMommy says:

    “Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me”

    Sounds like the gay national anthem.
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    :ghost:
    LMAO

  • TPtotalpackage

    Okay well Cottle is her mother's maiden name. I know a lot of people that have their mothers maiden name legally and it was explained to me that there was some confusion in the way the Birth Certificate was worded...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjY5PM3hs_Q&feature=related LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    So yall just gon leave me in the other post

  • LadyT

    @ TP dang you got that answer quick! Or depending on the states laws if the parents weren't married when the kid was born the child has to take the mothers maiden name. I know that used to be the law in louisiana

  • The Makeup Maven aka Cotton Candy

    @ BigCityGirl - Heeey bew :hug:

    Thank you so much for that. I appreciate it.

  • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

    Mannie says:

    MrsMommy says:

    “Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me”

    Sounds like the gay national anthem.
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    LMAO

    :rofl:

  • Renee28

    Good Morning Everyone :waves:

  • TPtotalpackage

    @Lady T Yes girl I am nosey by nature. I still was never able to find enough information about that Howard Hewett/Mari Molina Bonnie and Clyde drama. Anyway my best friend and my cousin both actually have their mothers maidens name and ironically they are both the middle children. It has always driven them crazy to. My bff's mom told me that she filed out the birth certificate wrong. I imagine that's why they bring it to you with a counselor the next day here. If I'd had to fill out my daughters immediately after a 2 week labor her name would surely be "I don't give a f*ck you and your paper just get the hell out of my face" Parker.

  • I Go There

    Ill tell you what that Tiny sure do be having those thangs pushed up.

  • candibfly

    oh. i hadn't even heard the rumor :shrugs:

    glad he's alive and well

  • candibfly

    pushed up and smushed. that means whatever ur trying to wear is too small for ur boobs.

  • http://CHARBEE97@TWITTER.COM CHARBEE

    FOLKS ARE SO MALICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I WATCHED MY GRANDFATHER SUFFER THROUGH THAT. IT IS REALLY SAD.

  • kahmmillion

    Rickey Smiley stands for TI and his fam. So does SR, but Rickey will crack on them at any time and still shows them love when they come in or he plays their music. It's just so.....

    It's entertainment....

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    @Mannie says:

    Those 2 people created Tiny? :haha:

  • vero

    This is ridiculous :no:

  • KyCakes

    Hey Ery'body :wave:

    Yeah. Tiny's cups runneth over.....

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4_9LiHQd5c ELove

    @Mannie (Comment #3)
    MF-ing :dead: !!!

  • The Makeup Maven aka Cotton Candy

    Heeey KyCakes :hug:

    Heeeey Renee :hug:

  • The Makeup Maven aka Cotton Candy

    E-Love :hug:

  • LadyT

    TP lol I had forgotten all about SR.com talking about Howard that day. I googled it just now for you i got 2 good hits: 1) was a clip from an old Jet Magazine after he was cleared of charges 2) was an old Sun Sentinel clip from when they were arrested in Miami. I just typed in Howard Hewitt and Mari Molina. Those clips were on the second page

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    I didn't even hear the story. If I was the mama I wouldn't care one way or the other about what is going on on the net.

  • KyCakes

    Tatted! :yahoo:

  • TPtotalpackage

    @LadyT Were you able to find an image of her? I couldn't for the life of me. I have a need to place a face with the foolishness.

  • TPtotalpackage

    @Bird I believe in the power of speaking things into existence. The more prayers and positive energy the better. Also I imagine she was more concerned about her grandchildren and other family reading something like that online.

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    Hadn't heard the rumor...but :smh: Hey Fam!!!! How y'all doing??

  • vero

    Morning Everybody in this post
    :hug: Ky

  • LadyT

    No I Couldnt find a picture of her BUT next time you see KDub's font around ask her to google it for you. She remembers everything! I'm sure she would Be able to tell you which one is really her

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    What a rude rumor to start :rolleyes:

  • Brick City Born

    This reminds me of the people on Twitter who start rumors about celebrities being dead. You have to be real miserable with your own life to make up such things.