Was T.I. and Tiny’s ‘Break Up’ a Publicity Stunt?

TI and Tiny

Yesterday, a well-connected insider reached out Sandrarose.com to “confirm” rumors that Atlanta Power Couple T.I. and Tiny had separated on Saturday in Los Angeles. The insider provided Sandrarose.com with information that only someone close to the couple would know. After my post was published, another close friend of T.I. and Tiny reached out to this blog by phone to not only confirm the rumors but to add that there had been tension in the couple’s marriage for nearly a year.

TI and Tiny publicity stunt

I had no reason to believe the information from my inside source was not valid. That is, until Tiny’s stylist and bestie, Shekina Jo, took to her Instagram page yesterday to deny the rumors. It should be noted that neither T.I. nor Tiny addressed the rumors that they themselves helped create. Which leads this blogger to believe that their “break up” might be a stunt to promote T.I. and Tiny’s reality show (which returns in March) and/or Tiny’s new Tequila line. What’s done in the dark will soon come to light.

More from Sandrarose.com:

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  • T.I and Tiny Are Back On the Market
  • T.I.’s Baby Mama Gets 1K More in Child Support


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    122 Responses to “Was T.I. and Tiny’s ‘Break Up’ a Publicity Stunt?”

    1. 1
      Just Looking says:

      :popcorn:

    2. 2
      Smonae says:

      OOOOHHHH a PB stunt, clutch the pearls :no:
      They dont need to do that, they have a solid fan base.

    3. 3
      Beta says:

      Could be :tea:

    4. 4
      deedeegirl says:

      Well I hate to see a positive black marriage break up. So hoping all is good with them.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      god!

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      Buttercup says:

      I sure hope they wouldn’t put such negative energy in their marriage for the sake of publicity. Then again, different strokes for different folks…and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo bee :whistle:

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      IsThisThingOn...Turn my Mic Byke On! :mad: says:

      I guess trouble really don’t last always, huh. :shrug:
      I’m done with this (but, good luck to them). :yawn:

      In other news, Sandra, who this? :oldman: You sayin’ this Peter? :nono:

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      SOTHERNGRL says:

      I hope not.

    10. 10
      Buttercup says:

      IsThisThingOn…Turn my Mic Byke On! :mad: says:

      I guess trouble really don’t last always, huh. :shrug:
      =============
      :dead: I can’t even get my praise in anymore when Pandora plays this song.

    11. 11

      Did they fuel or did “we” :eek:

    12. 12
      Aprilbaby says:

      Too many kids they need to stick it out!

    13. 13
      Ididntreallymeanit says:

      I’m not surprised.

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      Gigi26 says:

      :shrugs: oh well

    15. 15
      SummerBaby says:

      I questioned this “publicity stunt” angle yesterday. Wendy Williams just mentioned this rumor & said she doesn’t knowing its true but will be following this story.

    16. 16
      PumpkinsMama says:

      This is dragging. I was on here for sumthin juicy :yes:

      :oldman: <==== Just felt like puttin old Peter (Gunz or Cynthia husband) :tea:

      BBL :peace:

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      :oldman: You sayin’ this Peter? :nono:
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :ghost:

      LMAOOOOOOOOO -> :oldman:

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      IsThisThingOn...Turn my Mic Byke On! :mad: says:

      San ah make ya dance says:

      That damn tape :rofl:

      _________________

      Lawd, how I miss that?! Sandra, really? :hahaha:

    19. 19
      OutsidetheBox says:

      I guess trouble really don’t last always, huh.
      ______

      Ba-zing. :lol:

    20. 20
      Bird says:

      Awww shuckey duckey now! They messin with their FOB status now. Yall don’t want to start getting Beyonce types posts do ya? Sandy have you started thinking up unflattering descriptors for them yet for future stories? Like, habitual jailbird trap rapper TI or 6th grade drop out rapper TI.

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      Ask Adrianne says:

      T.I deleted his post on Instagram early this morning too…. Both TI and Tiny are CRAZY…… Also, you notice when TI made reference to “In That Order”, his kids wasn’t listed first…. #HustleGangOverEverThang was listed 1st……. SMDH

    23. 23

      Lawd, how I miss that?! Sandra, really? :hahaha:
      ————
      Look like you can pull it off yourself :hahaha:

    24. 24
      OutsidetheBox says:

      Oldman but no finger. No slap. No button to turn a bitch white. :confused:

    25. 25

      I don’t think I can do this speculation conversation again :cry:

    26. 26
      capricorn83 says:

      *gasp* would the Royalty of the South really pull a stunt like this???

      Since you hold them in such high regard on this blog, couldn’t you go right to them for confirmation Sandy?

    27. 27
      Beta says:

      Is he giving the church finger :oldman:

    28. 28
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      :oldman: <—-Look just like PETER!!!! :hahaha:

    29. 29
      IsThisThingOn...Turn my Mic Byke On! :mad: says:

      :oldman: You goin tah jail nah!

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    31. 31

      :rofl: at the methusalah emoji

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      I don’t think I can do this speculation conversation again :cry:
      _______

      I thought it was provocative. Def passed the day. Talk about something else. :shrug:

    34. 34
      OutsidetheBox says:

      They indicted that white officer for killing that former football player..

    35. 35
      OutsidetheBox says:

      The Guggenheim is honoring an African American female artist…finally..

    36. 36
      KyCakes says:

      Consider my pearls…clutched :tea:

    37. 37
      weFukNorNah says:

      I was gonna say that it was a stunt..just for that bullchit family hustle and tila tequila or whatever that is can kiss my azz. Never knew TIP would go Hollywood

    38. 38

      But honestly if TI and Tiny broke up :shrugs:

    39. 39
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @OTB are you on instagram?

    40. 40
      OutsidetheBox says:

      And did yall hear Mackelmore say fagg.ots during his song.. :yawn: Where is the outrage..

    41. 41
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      And did yall hear Mackelmore say fagg.ots during his song.. Where is the outrage..
      ——
      He is a sprite and some are saying he used to be a male escort…there will be no outrage :tea:

    42. 42
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      Blog Question: Who on here is on IG?

    43. 43
      weFukNorNah says:

      How you gonna go into an instagram rant and put shyt on your kids and dead friends just to get someone to watch ur show

    44. 44
      tipdagemini says:

      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      Blog Question: Who on here is on IG?

      _________________________

      I am

    45. 45
      cteastcoast says:

      I think Shankie whatever her name is Is suppose to down play it like a real friend would do……..I think there is trouble not that I care either way but I’m just saying

    46. 46
    47. 47

      This is America :tea: you know white folks have different rules

    48. 48
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      How you gonna go into an instagram rant and put shyt on your kids and dead friends just to get someone to watch ur show
      ——
      I think they are going into damage control at this point. They must of got over whatever they were upset at. See,when you don’t know if your break up is real, then keep it to your self until you do. Duh.

    49. 49
      cteastcoast says:

      :oldman: <<<church excuse me while I walk and draw attention to myself sign

    50. 50
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      IG names? or Nah? :lol:

    51. 51
      luVn_liFe... says:

      San ah make ya dance says:

      I don’t think I can do this speculation conversation again
      ~~~~~~
      AGREED, they done got me Riled up for NOTHING!
      :oldman: <- to the both of them!

    52. 52
      OutsidetheBox says:

      @OTB are you on instagram?
      __________

      :yes: ..not lately tho.

    53. 53
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @OTB is your name on here the same as IG?

    54. 54
      Beta says:

      Well I just read that Robin Thicke just knew he was getting a Grammy only to be let down :tea:

    55. 55
      weFukNorNah says:

      Mackelmore is a fagg so he can get away with it..He is gay..Memba yesterday yall said u can say nigga if you black…. same difference

    56. 56
      tipdagemini says:

      my IG name is the same as on this site

    57. 57
      luVn_liFe... says:

      :rofl: Seriously SANDRITA, IMa :banned: you for -> :oldman:

    58. 58
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      Thanks tipdagemini

    59. 59
      KayCeiSoul says:

      What else is Shekinah supposed to say? :shrugs:

      They better understand that the power of life and death is in the tongue.
      What you put out there will come to pass.

      I just hope they BOTH understand that it would behoove them to get their -ish together because it is too cold out here to be playing these games. They probably will NOT find what they have with each other with someone else. That took YEARS to build.

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      IsThisThingOn...Turn my Mic Byke On! :mad: says:

      Never knew TIP would go Hollywood

      ___________________

      Well, he did perform with Taylor Swift, America’s sweetheart. :tea:
      It’s all about the money, and everybody wants some of that ‘crossover’ money. :shrug:

    61. 61
      weFukNorNah says:

      Yeah I love TI lyrically. .He lost me when he got new teef tho

    62. 62
      OutsidetheBox says:

      I think Shankie whatever her name is Is suppose to down play it like a real friend would do……..I think there is trouble not that I care either way but I’m just saying
      ________

      :tea:

    63. 63

      I cant imagine going to school and my parents are beefing on instagram. :smh: my “parents” used to physically fight. One time they were outside & to have my school friends see it AND discuss it was not cute or fun.

    64. 64
      OutsidetheBox says:

      @OTB is your name on here the same as IG?
      ________

      :no: I’m insta-lame. I dont have not nary pic. #Teamnosey Matter fact, I pretty much only follow Rico, Lebron, Bey and Savannah. .. :shrug:

    65. 65
      OutsidetheBox says:

      He is a sprite and some are saying he used to be a male escort…there will be no outrage :tea:
      _________

      TY. :tea:

    66. 66
      IsThisThingOn...Turn my Mic Byke On! :mad: says:

      KayCeiSoul says:

      What else is Shekinah supposed to say?

      They better understand that the power of life and death is in the tongue.
      What you put out there will come to pass.

      __________________

      Chile, say that! I can’t remember who, but there was another couple rumoured to be faking a breakup for ratings and ended up broke up for real… :tea:

    67. 67
      Hershey says:

      I had no reason to believe the information from my inside source was not valid.

      __________________________________

      so since they played you Auntie is it safe to go in and let have?

      :waiting:

    68. 68
      OutsidetheBox says:

      Well I just read that Robin Thicke just knew he was getting a Grammy only to be let down :tea:
      _________

      I dont even play blurred lines in my house. What he wanted a Grammy for? :blink:

    69. 69
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      I cant imagine going to school and my parents are beefing on instagram
      —–
      This!

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Mackelmore is a fagg so he can get away with it..He is gay..Memba yesterday yall said u can say nigga if you black…. same difference
      _________

      O.K.

    71. 71
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      I’m insta-lame. I dont have not nary pic.
      ——
      Ugh. All that fashion you speak of and no pictures!!!! That was the whole reason I wanted to see it. Damn you OTB!

    72. 72
      cteastcoast says:

      :no: I’m insta-lame. I dont have not nary pic. #Teamnosey Matter fact, I pretty much only follow Rico, Lebron, Bey and Savannah. .. :shrug:
      ____________________________________________________________________

      Who is Rico :huh:

    73. 73
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      So…what is everyone eating for lunch….

    74. 74
      weFukNorNah says:

      OTB. .that’s what they said when we had the Madonna convo lol

    75. 75
      OutsidetheBox says:

      It’s all about the money, and everybody wants some of that ‘crossover’ money
      _______________

      :shrug: I mean what he supposed to do.. gotta eat. I’m not going peddle Mary Kay in the projects and then wonder why I aint eating. Im heading to the burbs..

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      felinelurker says:

      I dont even play blurred lines in my house. What he wanted a Grammy for?
      *********************************************************************

      For ripping off Marvin Gaye :coffee:

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      cteastcoast says:

      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      So…what is everyone eating for lunch….
      ________________________________________

      A healthy choice because I forgot my lunch at home :crying:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Are you on FB @Keya? :hahaha: I dont have a camera worthy of pictures..like my cam doesnt even take a timed selfie. :eek: You have to be a contortionist! :hahaha:

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      SummerBaby says:

      I cant imagine going to school and my parents are beefing on instagram
      ——————
      As a mother I can’t see myself beefing on Instagram knowing my kids will see it.

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      weFukNorNah says:

      When I said Hollywood wasn’t meaning to not perfect your craft.. I was meaning by allowing VH1 have u make up this fallout/separation just to get viewers

    81. 81
      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      For ripping off Marvin Gaye
      ——
      Who made that beat? Because, that’s who ripped off Marvin Gaye.

    82. 82
      felinelurker says:

      So…what is everyone eating for lunch….

      ***************************************

      Didn’t bring lunch cuz thought we would be dismissed but we have to stay until 2 :wail:

    83. 83
      libra80sbaby says:

      :thinking: Maybe they decided to stay together. :shrugs: Either way, Meh

    84. 84
      felinelurker says:

      Pharrell

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      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @OTB nope. I got off of FB some years ago.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Who is Rico :huh:
      __________

      Them eyes say you know…”they don’t know”..but you look like you might know.. :huh:

    87. 87
      weFukNorNah says:

      I remember when my dentist wanted me to get veneers… why ruin nice teeth for no reason.. saw ur chit down to nubs ..yuck

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      cteastcoast says:

      TIP don’t need ratings his show is fine…he doesn’t have to do anything for Hollywood he already gettin that Hollywood money from his show on showtime

    89. 89

      I just hope they BOTH understand that it would behoove them to get their -ish together because it is too cold out here to be playing these games.
      ———–
      :hahaha: :yes:

    90. 90
      luVn_liFe... says:

      HELLO . . .
      anybody wanna buy me some Waterford Crystal candlestick holders or anything else from that collection for My birthday?
      Anniversary?
      JUST BECAUSe??????
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .
      .

      NO :shrug: I AInt thannkSO

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      weFukNorNah says:

      I’m just now eating breakfast. Yall employed folks tho

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      So…what is everyone eating for lunch….
      ________

      Soup and cheese toast. :| My kids told me they prayed to g’ma for snow. :huh: Not lotto nummas…snow. Anyway, we got like a 1% chance of “flurries” tomm. :)

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      kamadiva says:

      I like Tip and Tiny as a couple..I hope this isn’t true, especially about him having a “break’ baby!

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      cteastcoast says:

      Them eyes say you know…”they don’t know”..but you look like you might know.. :huh:
      _____________________________________________

      Them eyes say I never heard of a rico and is he worth following
      you know since print whisperer got banned and all

    95. 95

      We don’t know if this is a publicity stunt :shrugs: Hell they could just be doing damage control

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      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @felinelurker Then that’s who ripped off Marvin. But really I don’t care, just need something totalk about.

      I did not bring lunch so I’m trying to see if I wanna find a sandwich or a burger. ( I need to find something healthy)

      @OTB go to my IG and follow. You can see what I mean about my hair in some pictures.

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      KyCakes says:

      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      @OTB is your name on here the same as IG?
      ———————————————————————-
      Um….I’m gonna need you to quit stalking my Wife, please… :tea:

    98. 98
      luVn_liFe... says:

      I GOT Soup today too B. Chicken Enchilada . . when is it suppose to snow there?
      I seen they closed the schools in Pensacola

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      weFukNorNah says:

      My friend was on print whisperer. .. lol he’s still on the website tho lol

    100. 100

      As a mother I can’t see myself beefing on Instagram knowing my kids will see it.
      ———-
      :yes: Anybody that have kids that can read should not be clowning online :no:

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      Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

      saw ur chit down to nubs ..yuck
      ——
      Is that really what they do?! Oh hell no.

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Question @LuVie :cell: Do you care what size they are? :lol:

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      And do you “need” a set… :hahaha:

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      KyCakes says:

      luVn_liFe… says:

      I GOT Soup today too B. Chicken Enchilada
      ———————————————————————-
      Ooh…Did you make it yourself?
      I need a good recipe for that….

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      Just Looking says:

      :newpost:

      Appolina side chic/patner in crime

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      I mean, things in lonesome can be nice.. :hahaha:

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      kamadiva says:

      @Orange and Summer – that is why I am NOT on any of the Social Media, FB, IG. I am on twitter, but rarely use it. I can not be on anything my child is on.

      It bugs me when my fam puts up pics on those sites and I am on them! :nono; for me!

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      This is America :tea: you know white folks have different rules
      ———–
      :tea: :tea:

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      KyCakes says:

      Damn….Scrolling through D.C. mugshots and they got Jesse Jackson Jr. AND his Wife lumped in with the unwashed… :no:

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      weFukNorNah says:

      Yes nakeya they saw your teeth down and place the teeth on top. .

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      OutsidetheBox says:

      Them eyes say I never heard of a rico and is he worth following
      you know since print whisperer got banned and all
      __________

      :hahaha: I am here for his flyy. Rico Love. He is gaudy and I love it :heart:

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      weFukNorNah says:

      Rico love is a singer and producer right?

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      weFukNorNah says:

      I’m over that Apollo chit so I guess I will lurk

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      @NikkeMinxx says:

      Blurred Lines was just cool me until that Nick Hawk fella sang it on the Voice… :rofl: oh and loves the big girl in the red dress singing Fancy but that was always my song. Do yall watch Hollywood Game Night :yahoo” I love that show…

      *ignoring the topic. But if Tip and Tiny did this as a stunt, I hope Aunt San goes hard on ‘em*

    115. 115
      @NikkeMinxx says:

      OTB let me find out you following Rico Strong…

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      whatdoesitmatter says:

      I don’t appreciate the deception.

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      Lady_L says:

      I thought it was a publicity stunt all along.

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      Gail Hudson says:

      I Love TI & TINY as a couple, Pls don’t let this be true. Gh

    119. 119

      I Feel The Wrath of Snark n Wit coming upon those who want to get EXTRA CREATED drama before another Season of Reality Show. I need more sources before I post up like these two living in separate residences etc. Let’s hope the Lighting doesn’t strike because of foolery for we all know it is not nice to fool Mother Nature… LOL

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      missmiami says:

      REALITY TV CURSE. PLUS I HEARD HIM AND NELLY ARE CLOSE :hump:

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