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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris shared advice for people taking advantage of the government's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Harris noted the empty racks and shelves at high end stores, and he advised his followers to stop spending money on brand names and buy property instead.

"All y'all getting all this money from the government... ain't no more mink coats in the stores. And it's summertime - ain't that some sh*t? Ain't no more Cartiers. It ain't no more Louboutins, no more Louis [Vuitton]... Go get you some property please! Please y'all, go buy some property."

T.I. held up a baseball cap with the word "Owner$hip" on the front, before urging his followers to buy a "patch of dirt" in their neighborhood. "It ain't got to have a house on it," he said. "Just buy it. Just buy it and hold it.

In unrelated news, there are reports that federal agents are knocking on doors and arresting people who fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits using false information.

Residents in California report that agents are disguised as utility workers and census workers to catch people who committed unemployment fraud.
 

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R&B singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris clapped back at internet trolls who criticized her daughter, Zonnique Pullins, for falling pregnant out of wedlock.

The 24-year-old Pisces surprised her parents with the announcement that she's expecting a baby girl with her rapper boyfriend, Bandhunta Izzy. But not everyone was happy about the news.

Critics jumped on social media to point out the mom-to-be isn't married to her child's father, real name Israel James.

Now her mom is fighting back, insisting she wasn't married when she fell pregnant with her first child, Zonnique, who "turned out fine".

Tameka reminded her critics that Zonnique was a good girl who never embarrassed her family.

"Zonnique is a very well-rounded woman," Tameka tells PageSix. "She's not fast. She's not doing nothing no different than most women or her peers out there.

Tameka, 45, fell pregnant with Zonnique when she was a member of the girl group Xscape.

"I did not struggle. I was out there getting my money. I mean, I had a baby father but we weren't married and I lived a great life. Zonnique lived a great life; she did not want for anything."

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, 39, helped raise Zonnique, aka Nique Nique, since she was a toddler. Zonnique and her biological father, Zonnie "Zebo" Pullins, are very close. She honored both of her dads on Father's Day.

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Tip "T.I." Harris's stepdaughter, singer Zonnique Pullins, is about to make the hip-hop star a grandfather at age 39.

The 24-year-old Pisces, whose mother is former Xscape co-founder Tameka 'Tiny' Harris, is said to be expecting her first child with her boyfriend, rapper Bandhunta Izzy, and she did little to silence the rumors during a weekend Instagram Live session.

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Zonnique, aka Nique Nique, kept the camera zoomed in on her face, and told fans bombarding her with questions about her alleged pregnancy that she didn't owe them any answers.

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"I wanna be on my Nicki Minaj s**t. Not on motherf**king Live (Instagram) answering to y'all like I got to," she responded.

Her reference to rapper Nicki Minaj left viewers convinced she had all but confirmed her pregnancy, as the "Anaconda" hitmaker recently went public with her first pregnancy after dodging baby questions for months.

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Tiny, 45, and 39-year-old T.I., who helped to raise Zonnique from the age of five, have yet to comment on the pregnancy speculation.

Nique has four brothers named Messiah, King, Major and Domani, and two sisters named Deyjah and Heiress. A third sister, Laiyah, was stillborn.

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Zonnique maintains a close relationship with her biological father Zonnie "Zebo" Pullins, who is a constant presence in her life. She honored both of her dads on Father's Day.

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Zonnique, right, is best known as a singer and dancer in the group OMG Girlz (2009-2015) alongside members Bahja "Beauty" Rodriguez, left, and Breaunna "Baby Doll" Womack, center, who replaced Bahja's younger sister Lourdes Rodriguez in the group.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris is calling for $44 trillion to be paid out as "reparations" to Black Americans who can prove they are descendants of African slavery.

T.I., 39, called for reparations during an appearance on The Breakfast Club on Thursday.

T.I. plans to sit down with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to make his "goal" a reality.

"This is my goal. My goal is to get every black person in America that's a descendant of slavery one million dollars, at least. That'll take about 44 trillion. So that's my goal, so I'm working up on 44 trillion."

He also called for Black ADOS to spend their money at Black businesses only.

"Everything black people spend money on, it should be a black company that provides it," he said. "If we make up for 13 percent of this nation's population, we should make up for 13 percent of the ownership of land. We should be representing at least 13, 14 percent on boards, financial institutions, and so on and so forth. That should be persistent or consistent throughout, but it is not."
 

Co-host Charlamagne tha god agreed, saying "militias" and "white supremacists" are going crazy in America.

"You spoke about the militias and the white people going crazy," said T.I. "This is only happening because they see that their position is dwindling. This is only happening because they're becoming irate, because it's becoming known that the hateful racist whites, their run is over. Period. Their run is over. The jig is up."

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Harris enjoyed a late dinner date at Craig's in West Hollywood. Tiny took extra precautions against COVID-19 as she is seen rocking a mask while TI opted to go mask-free.
 

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NFL star Odell Beckham Jr gets frisky with girlfriend Lauren Wood while leaving a star-studded birthday party at "Love 40" in West Hollywood.
 

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Lamar Odom and Sabrina Parr are spotted out for a walk in Palm Beach, FL. Lamar is spending some time at Hippocrates Health Institute, a wellness center spread over 55 acres. The former Laker who appears to have turned his life around and embarked on a wellness journey since he started dating Sabrina, looked happy as he posed with his fiancé in front of the center.

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Family, friends, dignitaries, elected officials and community leaders gathered Tuesday to remember the life of Rayshard Brooks at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

The 27-year-old Black man was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer on the night of June 12th. His death sparked national and international outrage.

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Tomika Miller, the wife of Rayshard Brooks, weeps while holding their 1-year-old daughter Dream during his funeral in Ebenezer Baptist Church.

According to a press release, Brooks' family selected Ebenezer Baptist Church for the private funeral service because of its global historic presence.

"We're here to provide ministry as they walk through the valley of the shadow of death," said Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Senior Pastor of Ebenezer. "It's Ebenezer's mission to show up in a time like this, especially given the way he lost his life."

Pastor Warnock added: "Rayshard was not a member of our church but his loved ones are a part of our family. We are a sanctuary for the suffering. We are a house of prayer for all people."

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Notable guests included Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms, former Mayor Kasim Reed, Rev. Bernice King, former Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams, rapper/actor/activist T.I. (pictured hugging Tomika Miller) and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris.

Due to Covid-19, only 200 guests were allowed inside the sanctuary, which was marked for social distancing.

Singers Kelly Price, Yolanda Adams, Pastor Smokie Norful, actress/singer Tamela Mann, Kurt Carr all provided songs of comfort.

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Rev. Bernice King, daughter of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed the crowd saying, "Having a father killed when I was only 5 years of age, my heart deeply grieves for [his daughters] Dream, Memory, Blessing and [stepson] Mekai. I know the pain of growing up without a father and the ongoing attention around his tragic loss. I am and will continue to pray for each of you."

During the eulogy, Rev. Warnock reflected on the time he’s spent with Brooks' family in the past few days. "I met 8- year-old Blessing, such a sweet and precious child," he told the congregation.

"On the same day her father was killed, they had been celebrating her 8th birthday. What do you do with that when you're 8-years-old?  These precious children of God will need the village to surround them and support them and embrace them and love on them and reassure them that they are not alone."

Today's service can be viewed on the church's website, www.EbenezerATL.org.

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Professor Tip "T.I." Harris will join the faculty at Clark Atlanta University (CAU) to teach trap music to CAU students this Fall.

T.I. will teach a class titled the Origin, Culture and Business of Trap Music at Clark University this Fall.

The university is partnering with the three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actor, producer, songwriter and entrepreneur to create an amazing experience for CAU undergraduate students this Fall, according to a press release.

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T.I. will be teaching alongside Dr. Melva Williams to bring an understanding of the origins of trap music.

"In higher education it is important that we challenge, empower and equip our students with the proper resources to excel," said CAU President George T. French Jr. "I believe the best way to do this is to understand their culture and create life-long experiences that will not only motivate our scholars but present them with opportunities to help them become globally competitive."

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"HBCUs have a vital role in our community and have managed to withstand even while being some of the most under-resourced institutions," said T.I. in a press release. "Our national HBCUs continue to underscore the fact that we have always had to do more with less. I am excited to be partnering with Clark Atlanta University in my hometown – Atlanta."

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"I applaud their innovative approach to ensuring their students are educated beyond the traditional textbook curriculum. I am honored to lend my voice and unique experiences to the betterment of today's young people and to do my part to lift the legacy of historical black colleges and universities across the nation," T.I. said.

Trap Music is a sub-genre of hip-hop music and is a cultural phenomenon that involves a variety of art forms. The genre has been embraced worldwide, has been infused with other types of music and has become a part of everyday living. The effect of Trap Music is well known, but the business of Trap Music and its ability to enlighten and educate will be explored on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.

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Tameka "Tiny" Harris thanked her husband of 10 years, rapper Tip "T.I." Harris in a Father's Day post on Instagram on Monday.

The 44-year-old mother-of-5 thanked her main man for their combined 8 children, writing:

"I wanna thank you for our Amazing blended family. My Luvs Messiah, Domani, Deyjah to our 4 babies King, Leiah, Major, Heiress to my kid u loved & took care of as your own Zonnique!! The best parts of my life!! Happy Father’s Day to my man... I love U Big Daddy."

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Tiny's followers were impressed that Tiny remains faithful to her man after the well-publicized drama in their lives over the years. But he's a good provider to his blended brood.

In another post, Tiny also paid tribute to her late father, Charles "Speedy" Pope, who passed away in 2013.

"Hey good looking fella!! Happy Heavenly Father’s Day! My creator!! My twin!! Miss u dearly! #SpeedyWasTheMan ... #WhereIGetItAllFrom ... #StaightFromAuburnAve.”
 


 

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Tip "T.I." Harris had a strong reaction to a viral video that shows a Clayton County police officer holding 5 Black teens at gunpoint.

The incident happened on Monday night in Clayton County, Georgia after police received a 911 call about a group of teenagers who allegedly robbed a convenience store while waving a gun.

Clayton PD released audio of the 911 call to the local news media. In the 911 call, the clerk tells the dispatcher the boys appeared to be fighting in the parking lot.

According to 11 Alive News, an officer arrived within minutes and was told the direction that the boys ran in.

Body camera footage shows a group of Black teens on foot. He got out of his police cruiser and pointed his service weapon at them.

"Stop! All of y'all stop! Get your hands up! Up! Walk toward me," he shouted at the teens. "Get your hands up or you're going to get hurt... Just relax. Please, I don't want to hurt any of y'all."

The incident was captured on cellphone video and quickly went viral.

Someone is heard saying, "Please, sir. They kids. Don't shoot."

"Why you got a gun out?" another person shouted.

"Because I'm being safe," the officer responded.

When backup units arrived, an officer searched the boys and recovered a BB gun from one of them.

T.I. was irate after viewing the video on Tuesday.

"Why don't we ever see little white kids being held at gunpoint?" the "ASAP" rapper asked.

Other activists and community leaders called for the cop's immediate termination.

A protest march is scheduled for Wednesday.
 

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Tip "T.I." Harris is no fan of conservative commentator Candace Owens. He says Owens is a lost cause, due to her endless criticism of George Floyd, the Black man who died when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

During an appearance on Nick Cannon's Power 106 radio show, T.I. called on Black Twitter to cancel Owens, according to EURweb.com.

"We can have an intelligent discussion. You can either change my mind. I can change your mind. But we still moved forward," he continued. "I don't think dropping each other off is the answer all the time."

But when it comes to Owens, T.I. said she's a lost cause.

"Candace Owens. She got to go. She can't come," he said, before suggesting she's a "paid plant" whose goal is to "come out here and speak against everything the majority of us are standing for."

"So white people are always right? You telling me law enforcement is always right? You telling me the United States of America has always been right when it comes to dealing with us? And that's her story. And you can't trust that story because we have facts that tell us otherwise ... She seems to have forgotten that she's black. She has turned in her black card and crossed over."

T.I. and Owens butted heads during the 2019 REVOLT TV summit in Atlanta, where the rapper called Owens "dangerous" and claimed she was "being used for propaganda."
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris's daughter Deyjah Harris seemed to move one step closer to accusing him of abusing her as a child.

Last week, the 18-year-old beauty sparked rumors that she was abused when she was 11 years old. She criticized Black families for ignoring childhood abuse and specifically for protecting the abusers in their families.

"Ok I'm so tired of how the black community doesn't speak up on the things that happens in the family ............... stop protecting the men and women that touch children (sic)!!!!!"

Her outburst prompted social media to speculate that someone - a male - in Deyjah's family may have abused her.

In response to a follower who wrote, "dis not da time for dat," she raged:

"IT ALL MATTERS. it all matters. violence, police brutality, abuse, sexual harassment, etc. IT ALL MATTERS. When did i ever come out my mouth and say 'hey one issue matters more than the other' ...... you keep tryna justify what you saying and you still ain't making sense. how is what i said tearing each other in any way? please help me understand, IF ANYTHING IM PROTECTING YALL!!!!!"

In a preview for next week's episode of Friends & Family Hustle, Deyjah explained why she and her father, T.I., are not particularly close.

"Things are completely awkward between me and my dad," she said. "The situation is just a little traumatizing for me." She added she just "didn't want to be around" T.I.

In an earlier post, Deyjah said she suffered from mental health issues including depression as a result of what happened to her when she was 11 years old.

Insiders have noticed over the years that Deyjah is usually the only child missing from the Harris family functions and photo shoots.

Deyjah is T.I.'s eldest daughter.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris is disappointed that one of his sons has refused to appear on his Vh1 reality TV show The Family Hustle.

T.I. spoke with Big Bank and DJ Scream on their podcast show "Big Facts." T.I. explained that his son Domani Harris has chosen to take a different path to stardom and won't appear on The Family Hustle this season.

T.I., who shares Domani and six other children with his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, said Domani will not appear in the current season because he no longer wants to be associated with the show or with his dad.

T.I. said the 19-year-old left $85,000 on the table.

"That man gave up -- what was it for one season? I think it was $80,000 $85,000. They told him all you got to do is show up. Just for being in the background."

Even with production offering to limit his camera time, Domani declined to participate in the reality show.

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The aspiring rapper recently released the song "The Truth." In addition to following in his father's footsteps, he also took up acting and appeared in "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical."

T.I. said his son wants to embark on his own career path without any ties to the scripted reality show or his famous father.

The "King of the South" could not hide his disappointment.

"He real adamant about making his own path, you know what I'm saying? You know he has a keen intent to separate his legacy from my legacy."

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T.I., pictured center with sons Messiah Harris (left) and Domani, said he understood the teenager's decision, but he would never walk away from that much cash for basically doing nothing. He said his son is not a paper chaser like him.

"I wouldn't have given up any money. I wouldn't have let no money slide by, but I get it."

Question: Would you walk away from $85,000 to choose your own career path?

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T.I.'s daughter Deyjah Harris has a story to tell about a terrible childhood secret. The 18-year-old opened up about her battle with depression in a series of social media posts.

Over the weekend, Deyjah got a little more personal during an "Ask me a question" session on Instagram.

When a follower asked what she would tell her younger self, Deyjah hinted that something bad happened to her as a youngster.

"Not [to] sound dramatic, but ...i'd tell her it's not her fault. anything that happened to her, it's not her fault. i'd tell her i'm sorry because i know she unhappy but i literally have no idea on how to make her happy. i'd tell her I got her no matter what though, ain't nobody else gonna hurt you they gone have to kill me to get to you."

Deyjah is T.I.'s eldest biological daughter.

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Rapper T.I.'s daughter Deyjah Harris shared a video discussing her ongoing struggles with mental illness.

In the video posted on YouTube.com, Deyjah admits she has been dealing with depression and anxiety since she was 11 years old.

She shared a message of hope for other young people dealing with mental health issues like hers.

"I feel like mental health overall is just a topic that needs more attention," she said. "There are so many individuals in the world that struggle with and suffer from it."

Acknowledging that she doesn't have all of the answers, Deyjah said the purpose of the video is to "lend a helping hand so that you can be better equipped for your journey ahead than I might've been."

The 18-year-old social media influencer hinted that others are using her "truth" to their advantage.

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Deyjah and her father, T.I., made headlines last year when he joked that he took her for an annual physical exam to ensure that her hymen was still intact. Deyjah’s mom, aspiring rapper, Ms. Niko, denied the story on social media.
 

Sources say Deyjah and her father were not really close as a child growing up. That is not a good sign.

Deyjah is usually the only child missing from most family get-togethers and photo shoots.
 

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Rapper/actor Tip "T.I." Harris has been added to the cast of an upcoming Aretha Franklin TV project, Genius: Aretha. The "ASAP" hitmaker portrays Franklin's one-time lover, fashion designer Ken Cunningham.

Actress Cynthia Erivo will star as the late music icon in Genius: Aretha, an authorized limited TV series that chronicles the life and legacy of the late Queen of Soul.

Although production was halted earlier this month due to the global coronavirus chaos, show officials have unveiled new cast additions.

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T.I., 39, will play socially-conscious New York entrepreneur Cunningham, who approaches Aretha to invest in his fashion business, and ends up embarking on a relationship with the singer.

Cunningham eventually became the singer's road manager, and fathered her youngest son, Kecalf Cunningham, who was born in April, 1970.

Notorious star Antonique Smith and acting newcomers Tina Fears and Ethan Henry have also been added to the line-up, with Henry set to portray civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The news was released to coincide with what would have been Aretha's 78th birthday on Wednesday, March 25.

Producers at National Geographic Network marked the occasion by releasing a new image of Erivo as the "Respect" legend.

Genius: Aretha, which also stars Courtney B. Vance as the musician's father, Rev. C.L. Franklin, was due to premiere this spring, but will now launch at a later date.

The TV series isn't the only screen project about Aretha in the works - Jennifer Hudson is also playing Franklin in a new movie biopic, titled Respect, which is set to debut this Christmas.

The biopic was pushed back from its previously-announced October opening, according to Deadline.

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