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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."

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Rapper T.I.'s daughter, Deyjah, sparked debates on social media when she complained about inheriting her dad's 4c hair texture.

Deyjah wears expensive lacefront wigs with artificial baby hairs to cover her natural texture because she is unhappy with the look and feel of her kinky 4c hair texture.

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She took to social media on Saturday to share her struggle with her hair.

"i hate to say/admit it, buttttt ): I'm so sad that i have my dad's hair texture ): sad because it's so much to deal with/ manage ugh. sad because i feel like it just doesn't fit me nor is this texture one that’s appreciated or uplifted as much as the other hair textures."

"anytime i see someone with type 4 hair, i ALWAYS compliment them because i know how it feels to genuinely NOT like your hair/texture. i never want anyone to feel like that. it looks soooo bomb on other people, but me? yeah no."

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4c hair is tightly coiled, densely packed curls that reverts quickly to its unrelaxed state when exposed to humidity.

Some Black women wear their natural 4c hair in braids or twists which they call "protective styles."

Deyjah wears expensive lacefront wigs that resemble bone straight Caucasian or Asian hair because she is unhappy with the texture and the look of her natural hair.

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Deyjah covets women with bone straight hair like her stepmom, Tiny Harris.

The 20-year-old Gemini snapped back when one Twitter user mocked her for thinking she's light skinned so she should be blessed with wash-and-wear hair.

"I feel like it doesn't suit me"... ie: I'm lightskinndedd how dare the ni**a gods curse me like this."

"actually no lol. i didn't even mention my skin color nor would i (being that it has nothing to do with hair texture)... obviously what you just said was a projection of possibly how YOUUUU feel about yourself."

But other women who also have 4c aka "nappy" hair sympathized with Deyjah.

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Parents are outraged after rapper T.I.'s 17-year-old son, King, shared a video featuring strippers at his birthday bash on his Instagram Story.

King is the son of rapper Tip "T.I." Harris, 40, and Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 45.

King, who has over 720K followers on Instagram, was featured on T.I. and Tiny's now-canceled reality TV series.

The aspiring rapper who goes by the stage name "Kid Saiyan" turned 17 on August 25. To celebrate, the youngster smoked marijuana while filming nude, gyrating strippers on his cell phone. The floor is littered with dollar bills.

The video is still live on Instagram despite the fact that he is underage and most of his followers are minors.

Parents complained that King exposed their children to adult situations by sharing the inappropriate video on his feed.

Parents say they have contacted child protective services to report the child smoking marijuana while nude strippers dance.

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Many parents asked where are his parents, while others noted that King is his father's son.

Question: Would you allow your 17-year-old son to smoke weed and hire nude women to dance for him?

CAUTION: Video contains nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
 

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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.
 
READ ALSO: T.I. laughs off Sabrina Peterson’s request for an apology

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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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris feels betrayed by the LGBT+ community after facing backlash for defending fellow rapper DaBaby's anti-ghey comments.

T.I. spoke out about the growing campaign to cancel DaBaby following his anti-HIV rant during his set at Rolling Loud in Miami on Sunday.

In an Instagram live video, T.I. expressed his frustration with the LGBT+ community for attacking DaBaby's artistic expression onstage.

"Everyone up in arms and upset about what DaBaby said. I understand people saying that they feel that it's insensitive. I think you guys have to understand that on stage, that's not the place that rappers go to be sensitive and soothe everybody's feelings. It's a place to go to have a good time."

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.

"Why do words cause such a visceral reaction that will lead to someone trying to attack, villainize, demonize, crucify, condemn and like, it's, that sh*t is like, now you bullying. We all stood up on behalf of gays and lesbians and people in the gay community because we thought it was some bullsh*t for y'all to have to be bullied.

But I don't think any of us did that to feel like you would now have the authority to come and bully us."

 

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Rapper T.I. defended DaBaby's homophobic speech at the Rolling Out music festival in Miami, Florida on Sunday, July 25.

During his Sunday night set, DaBaby invited fans to put their "cellphone lighters up" if they don't have HIV or AIDS "or any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases, that'll make you die in two to three weeks".

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He also told males to hold their cellphones up if they didn't give fellatio to men in the parking lot.

Twitter users were quick to protest the rapper's comments, and LGBT+ advocacy groups called him out for stigmatizing people with HIV.

DaBaby attempted to apologize for his comments on Monday, but he failed miserably.

The rapper claimed his words weren't directed at his gay fans because they're not "nasty ghey n**gas" or "junkies" and they take care of themselves. He said his ghey fans don't have HIV or AIDS.
 

In an Instagram Live on Monday, T.I. insisted what DaBaby said was no more disturbing than videos by openly gay rapper Lil Nas X.

T.I. said he had "a lot of respect" for openly ghey artists, but he also felt Lil Nas X's new "Industry Baby" video went too far.

"That s**t ain't for me," he said. "I can't look at it."

"If you gonna have the Lil Nas X video and him living his truth, you gonna damn sure have people like DaBaby who gonna speak their truth."

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T.I., a father of seven, defended his pro-heterosexual stance.

"I respect gheys... If homosexuals have more rights than heterosexual people, just say that... Just let that be the law," he said.

He added he doesn't want his children watching Lil Nas X's video and he feels the same way about the raunchy "WAP" video by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion -- although he enjoyed watching the "WAP" video.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old rapper and his wife, Tiny, 46, continue to deny allegations of sexual assault brought against them by multiple women, who have accused the couple of drugging and assaulting them.
 

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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!"

He continued:

"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.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris legally lashed out at the woman who alleges he put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her.

Sabrina Peterson is suing T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris for defamation, but in new legal documnents obtained by TMZ, T.I. is asking a judge to throw her defamation lawsuit out of court.

T.I. claims Peterson's reputation is already so scandalous, that it's impossible to harm her reputation any further.

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As TMZ reported, in her lawsuit filed earlier this year, Peterson claims T.I. and Tiny smeared her good name with public statements and social media posts.

However, the rapper's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, claims Peterson "is an adjudged liar, a convicted felon with a lengthy rap sheet for crimes involving dishonesty and violent assault, and has a reputation for being unscrupulous."

Additionally Brettler says there's no way T.I. and Tiny could besmirch Peterson's already sullied reputation.

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According to Peterson's lawsuit, Tiny referred to Peterson on social media as "strange," and added, "everybody know you been special."

Peterson claims she has since become the target of online harassment and threatening messages, but T.I. claims she can't sue over those comments because they are just opinions.

T.I. retained Brettler because he is admitted to try cases in California, where Peterson lives. T.I.'s longtime attorney, Atlanta-based Steven Sadow, is only licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Defamation, also known as slander, is more difficult to prove because it is usually uttered as an opinion.