Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris is thankful that Xscape signed a record deal in 1992 - or he may have never met the Love of his life.
The group, from Atlanta, Ga, signed to Jermaine Dupri's boutique label So So Def in 1992, and released their debut album Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha in 1993.
The album spawned two hit singles "Just Kickin' It" and "Understanding."
The album cover for Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha featured LaTocha Scott, her sister Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, and a petite 4-foot-10 powerhouse singer named Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.
In an Instagram post on Oct. 12, T.I. reminisced about the first time he laid eyes on his future wife on the cover of Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha in 1993.
"So as the calendar has made clear it's been 28yrs since this album came out and allowed me to set my sights on the lady of my life. Congratulations Love.... you know we gon go to the moon and back bout this shit of ours & ain't no stopping it!!! I'm proud of you and all that you've done, for the culture and for ME!!! I admire your growth and willingness to accept change for advancement & the greater good of all. I love you to no end... YKWTFGO wit us. This shit ain't for the weak & you've exhibited enormous amounts of strength and resilience on our journey. I honor & respect that. But even before we met and I put you up on this Pimpin... I was a Xscape fan.... that shit ain't changed. Congratulations @jermainedupri & Congratulations to my sisters as well. It's UP!"
Tiny responded in the comments, saying:
"Awe babe..that was the sweetest… msg..U Da 1 sexy!! Married me a legend. I can't thank you enough.. I Fuk'n [Love] U Mr. H!!"
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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, won't face charges for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a Los Angeles woman in 2005.
Prosecutors declined to move forward with the case because the 10-year statute of limitations had expired, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
The couple's accuser filed a police report earlier this year, claiming T.I. and Tiny drugged and assaulted her sometime in early 2005 following a meeting at a club.
A similar case in Las Vegas was also dropped recently after the couple was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting another woman in 2010. Prosecutors also determined that the statute of limitations had expired in that case.
Back in February, lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn, who was representing 11 alleged sexual abuse victims, called for an investigation into the former power couple.
In a letter sent to state and federal authorities in Georgia and California, he urged them to look further into the claims of "sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, terroristic threats and false imprisonment" against the pair.
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T.I. and Tiny strenuously denied the claims through their lawyer, Steve Sadow:
"Clifford (T.I.) and Tameka Harris deny in the strongest possible terms these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations. We are confident that if these claims are thoroughly and fairly investigated, no charges will be forthcoming.
"These allegations are nothing more than the continuation of a sordid shakedown campaign that began on social media. The Harrises implore everyone not to be taken in by these obvious attempts to manipulate the press and misuse the justice system."
Tip "T.I." Harris and Tameka "Tiny" Harris celebrated their 20th anniversary in romantic Italy over the weekend.
T.I. married Tameka in 2010 after dating for a decade. The couple share seven children.
The 40-year-old rapper shared a photo gallery on Instagram featuring photos from their boat ride on a canal in Venice, Italy.
He captioned the gallery:
"Photo Dump. Happy 11th Anniversary Boss Lady @majorgirl I love you dearly & I thank God for you!! We been through it ALL & stayed creating memories the whole time. That's how we look up & it's 20 yrs later... well here's to 20 more 20s...all my love all my life. #MrandMrsH."
Tiny recently celebrated her 46th birthday with a private party attended by family and close friends in Atlanta.
T.I. and Tiny fell from grace after a former friend, Sabrina Peterson, accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head during a hated dispute years ago. Then dozens of women messaged Sabrina on Instagram and Twitter to say T.I. and Tiny drugged and sexually abused them.
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The couple vigorously denied the allegations against them.
T.I. was in the news recently after he defended fellow rapper, DaBaby, who made anti-HIV comments during a concert at Rolling Loud in Miami.
In an Instagram live video, T.I. expressed his frustration with the LGBT+ community for attacking DaBaby's artistic expression onstage.
T.I. stressed that he was once an ally of the LGBT+ community who are now "bullying" him and DaBaby for practicing their freedom of speech.
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Rasheeda Frost shared an Instagram post celebrating her bestie Tameka "Tiny" Harris' birthday last week. In the photo, Rasheeda poses with Tiny, who turned 46 on July 14.
She captioned the photo: "Go shawty it’s ya Birthday... Happy Birthday to my boo @majorgirl enjoy beautiful!!! Wishing you many more!!!"
Rasheeda, 45, reportedly gifted Tiny with a $10,000 shopping spree at her Pressed boutique at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta.
Rasheeda (center) was a member of the 1990s hip-hip trio Da Kaperz with Kia Phillips and Kiki Moore. The group had one hit record titled "Shorty Swing My Way."
Meanwhile, Rasheeda's husband, Kirk Frost got emotional while reminiscing on how time flies in a post on Instagram. The 52-year-old father of six shared a throwback photo with two of his children, who are now adults.
Boosie Badazz has something to say about two dozen women who accused Tip "T.I." Harris and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, of sexual assault.
The Louisiana rapper made the comments in an ongoing interview with DJ Vlad, of Vlad TV.
In a newly released segment, Boosie said he supports his Atlanta pals and he called their accusers liars.
"I feel it's lies. I feel it's lies because if T.I. and Tiny ask somebody to come to them, them b*tches gon' fly in the Rolls Royces. B*tch you gon' fly... We celebrities. Nobody ain't gotta try hard. Nobody gotta drug you b*tch. If anything, you might try to drug me... You ready to put your feet on the carpet of this Rolls Royce b*tch!"
"You are able and willing. Ain't nobody drugging nobody. That is bullsh*t. Lies! When people see you down, they kick you... That's just how it is bro. When people see an opening for money? Money is the root of all evil... Sit your b*tch ass down."
Boosie also spoke on the recent theft of his autographed shoes from T.I.'s Trap Museum in Atlanta. The rapper offered $2,000 for the return of the shoes.
Watch the segment below:
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Saweetie celebrated her "28th birthday at a Freaknik-themed bash at Goya Studios on July 2, in Los Angeles, California.
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Celebrity guests included disgraced Atlanta power couple Tip "T.I." Harris and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, who are still under investigation on the West Coast for drugging and sexually assaulting women.
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Other invited guests included fashion designer Karl Kani (pictured), Karreuche Tran, Chloe Bailey, Justin Combs and his brother Christian Combs, and more.
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The birthday girl showed out in a Louis Vuitton-inspired mini skirt and spaghetti-string crop top with platform Louis Vuitton sandals. Saweetie, who was born after the Freaknik glory days, was accompanied by her two aunties who provided consulting services about twerking on top of cars down Peachtree Street.
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The "Icy Girl" rapper wore bejeweled "Benjamins" rollers in a loose bun atop her head, similar to the style worn by Atlanta freaks and out-of-towners during the original Freaknik street party in Georgia. Freaknik was banned in the 1990s by the Atlanta mayor for tying up traffic on Peachtree and disrupting at least one wedding downtown.
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The hip-hop star completed her look with icy diamond pendants and iced out loop earrings, and a white Louis Vuitton handbag.
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Guests, including aspiring actress Karrueche Tran, were encouraged to wear 1990s styled fashions. Karrueche complied with the dress code by wearing a bandana-print outfit, complete with an impossibly short mini skirt and a crop top with matching jacket.
Tip "T.I." Harris and his long-suffering wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris avoided the news media by skipping the red carpet at the movie premiere of "Meet The Blacks 2: The House Next Door" at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles.
T.I., 40, and wife Tiny, 45, made sure to avoid the media as they left the theater through a side door. But a BACKGRID photographer was there waiting to grab a quick photo of the camera-shy couple.
The couple reportedly purchased a $3 million Atlanta mansion late last year. The listing was private for the 14,000-square-foot 7-bed, 10-bath mansion which boasts a massive pool, gym, a spa and an outdoor fireplace.
T.I. announced his final album, titled Kill The King, as he prepares to bow out of the rap business to focus on other business endeavors.
The father-of-7 announced the new album at the end of his music video for his single "What It's Come To."
The single is in response to the drama surrounding Atlanta socialite Sabrina Peterson who accused the couple of sexually assaulting her.
T.I. and Tiny face multiple sexual assault accusations from dozens of women.
After filing a lawsuit against the couple, Sabrina told T.I. she would drop the lawsuit if he apologized publicly.
She also took a lie detector test which showed there was no deception.
Another lawsuit that was filed against T.I. and Tiny in Las Vegas was dropped due to the statute of limitations expiring.
T.I. and Tiny have vigorously denied all allegations through their attorney.
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Tip "T.I." Harris laughed off Sabrina Peterson's request for an apology in exchange for dropping her lawsuit.
Peterson previously accused T.I. of putting a gun to her head during an argument a few years ago. She also accused the 40-year-old rapper and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 45, of sexually assaulting her.
After her allegations went viral, dozens of women came forward and accused the Harrises of drugging and raping them as well.
Last week, Peterson demanded an apology from T.I. in exchange for dropping a sexual assault lawsuit that she filed earlier this year.
"Tell the truth about me, tell the truth about what you did to me and apologize and I'm gone. I don't want one dime and here's the other stipulation, do it within seven days... Within seven days, tell the truth and apologize and I'm gone."
The busy entrepreneur said the ongoing legal drama was taking precious time away from her growing brand.
"I don't want a dime from yo... but if I gotta keep drawing this sh-t out, if I gotta keep stepping away from my motherf--king brand, I gotta keep stepping away from my weed and my weed jars, I gotta keep stepping away from my motherf--king packaging, I gotta keep stepping away from my fundraising I'm supposed to be doing, my 12 million dollar fundraiser, if I gotta keep stepping away from my godd--mn desk to answer these godd--mn calls... then it is what it is."
On Monday, T.I. responded to Peterson's request by laughing. The father-of-seven posted a photo of himself laughing his head off. He captioned the image, "An apology? - Drako voice #WhatItsComeTo."
On Memorial Day, Peterson fired back by posting a "Narcissist Check List" along with the caption: "Pride comes before the fall."
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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris responded to new allegations that he drugged raped a woman in a new track, titled "What It's Come To."
The father-of-7 posted a sheet of notebook paper on Instagram with handwritten song lyrics that seemed to suggest he is a victim who was sent to earth on a mission from God, and that "lying a** 8*tches" are trying to derail his mission.
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T.I., 40, and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 45, face a lawsuit filed by a woman who accused them of drugging and raping her.
She said she was introduced to the couple at a nightclub after his concert. The woman said, after having a drink with the couple, they invited her to their hotel room with other women.
Eventually, the other women left and it was just her, Tiny and T.I. left in the room. She said she followed the couple into the bathroom where she disrobed, and Tiny began to wash her.
According to court documents, T.I. asked the woman to rub him down with body oil while Tiny climbed on her back and slid up and down her back.
T.I. allegedly slipped his toes into the woman's vagina, and she recalls telling him "no" before rushing into the bathroom and throwing up.
She said she woke up the next morning and noticed her vagina was "very sore and had a burning/itching sensation."
She didn't explain why she waited years to tell her story.
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T.I. addressed the shocking allegations in his new track.
"This is what it come to / I was built for all this sh*t / God sent me here on a mission / That's the real Atlanta / Lotta rich white folk up in Buckhead wanna steal Atlanta... Willing to face whatever consequences for His vision... While I'm up against some lying a** b*tches / Damn. This is what it come to..."
Rapper Nelly has been named in an ongoing lawsuit filed by an anonymous woman accusing rapper T.I. and his R&B singer wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris of sexual assault.
The unidentified woman, known only in the papers as "Jane Doe 4", is among numerous women accusing the former reality TV couple of drugging and sexually assaulting them.
According to court documents, obtained by Bossip.com, Jane Doe 4 alleges she was hired as a teenager to work as Tiny's personal assistant. She said she was later given drugs and forced to have intercourse with Nelly, who was apparently willing to go along with it.
The woman also claims the couple frequently forced her to have sex with Tiny and other women, and also made her take high doses of ecstasy.
T.I., 40, and Tiny, 45, have vigorously denied the claims against them.
Nelly, 46, has yet to respond to the allegations, or file a counter response.
The rapper previously settled two lawsuits filed by women accusing him of forcing them to have sex. A settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed he had his way with her after a meet-and-greet at a 2017 concert in Essex, England.
The year before, Nelly reached a similar settlement with another woman, who claimed he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus following a show in Washington.