R&B Divas cast members Monifah Carter (far left), Syleena Johnson, and Nicci Gilbert-Daniels (far right) joined former Xscape member LaTocha Scott, 2nd from left, on the carpet at the Trumpet Awards in Atlanta over the weekend.
As you know, R&B Divas was given the green light by TV One for a 2nd season. Faith Evans and Keke Wyatt round out the cast of R&B singers working on a comeback of sorts. Powerhouse singers Angie Stone and Sunshine Anderson were rumored to join the cast of season 2.
So So Def artists and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced the boutique label’s 20 year anniversary at a City Hall press conference in Atlanta today.
So So Def Recordings, home to platinum-selling acts such as Xscape, Bow Wow, Jagged Edge and Da Brat, will celebrate 20 years of hit-making music at an All-Star Anniversary Concert on February 23 at the Fox Theater, it was announced at a press conference today at City Hall.
Latocha Scott (Xscape), left, Dondria, center, and Tameka Scott (Xscape) are pictured above at the event.
Beautiful photo of former Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Harris still glowing 2 years after she married her longtime love T.I. Tameka is rocking a Celine handbag and custom made Chanel earrings. Her caption reads: “Just left the premiere of Hollywood Husband..u no it’s funny as … shoes killing me! But these are special cause they’re my wedding shoes & I haven’t wore them since that day.”
Friend of the blog, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 36, covers the December 2012 issue of Juicy magazine on news stands November 12. Tiny’s highly-rated reality TV show, T.I. and Tiny The Family Hustle airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on VH1.
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Reality TV personality and former Xscape lead singer, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday in Atlanta. Tiny was joined by family and friends at a party hosted by Grand Hustle comedian Lil Duval. Other guests included former band member Kandi Burrus, rapper Rasheeda and Tiny & Toya co-star Antonia Carter.
Even though her baby, rapper T.I. is currently incarcerated, his presence was still felt. T.I. gifted Tiny with a 10-carat diamond ring and a diamond pendant in addition to a Louis Vuitton handbag.
Thanks to Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net for the pics!
MORE pics after the break!
Rap artist T.I. entered a minimum security federal prison in Arkansas on Tuesday (5/26) to begin serving a 366 day sentence on federal gun charges.
We learned through interviews that T.I., who is commonly referred to as “Tip” by family and close friends, didn’t want anyone visiting him while he does his time in prison.
According to friend Bobby Ray as told to the Atlanta tabloid Creative Loafing:
“He doesn’t want anyone to see him in prison. I thought about it, I was definitely going to come by a lot. But he doesn’t even want his kids to see him there. He doesn’t want that image implanted in their heads, of him being in jail. I can kind of understand that.” [link]
Although T.I. talks on the phone with his children regularly (the smallest ones think he’s away at school), he reportedly told Tiny that he missed her terribly.
So yesterday, Tiny and a friend caught a flight to Arkansas where she visited with her man for the first time since his incarceration. The friend wasn’t allowed in to visit T.I. because her name wasn’t on the approved visitor’s list.
Which brings us to those letters you mailed T.I. that were returned unopened. I learned yesterday through a source close to Tiny that unless your name is on an approved list, your mail will not be forwarded to T.I. My bad for not knowing that before I wrote my post giving you his address.
As you know, Tiny and Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, Antonia Carter, are set to star in their own reality show which will air later this month on BET. The show will focus mainly on family and Tiny’s plans to keep herself busy (and prosperous) while T.I. is incarcerated.
According to an inside source, Tiny’s salon — the one you’ve read so much about on the blogs, is close to opening officially, but there’s still much work to be done. Despite the fact that you will see the salon on her reality show, it isn’t open yet.
But the big news is that Tiny is putting the finishing touches on an as yet unnamed girl group whose members will include Tiny’s daughter Zonnique Pullins (affectionately known as “Meek”), Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter, 9, and two sisters — one of whom is the daughter of Silk member Jonathen “John-John” Rasboro.
I’ll let you in on a little drama that occurred on the set of the reality show: John’s daughter asked him to attend her audition for the group, but John, who has another family, disappointed her by refusing to show up. I hear the little girl was in tears.
In another touching scene, Tiny’s mom Dianne Cottle-Pope and her dad Charles Pope renewed their wedding vows. Mr. Pope founded the group The Tams.
Tiny, who produced much of the background vocals you heard on the Xscape recordings, is busy writing age-appropriate music for the girls with her former band member Kiesha Miles. I’ll post the group’s pic as soon as one becomes available. Some of you may remember that Zonnique was in another group called QT-Possie a few years back. The other member of QT-Possie, Jasmine, is helping with the group’s choreography.
Tiny is due to visit T.I. again today before she returns to Atlanta tonight.
I just spoke with a source close to Temeka, who is still in Arkansas visiting T.I. in prison. Tameka said to tell my readers that “anybody can write to Tip.” She said there is no pre-approved mailing list. So get your write on! And make sure you put that you’re a member of Sandrarose.com in your letter so he’ll know to write you back!