Zonnique Pullins, the 24-year-old entertainer, and daughter to Tiny Harris is having a baby! Zonnique surprised everyone, including her step-dad T.I. with the baby news on live stream yesterday evening as she was recording the inaugural episode of “The Mix”, which aired LIVE from streaming service Fox Soul.
Zonnique didn’t just reveal it on “The Mix”, she had a whole photo shoot and interview ready to go. As the show aired, PEOPLE published an exclusive interview and photo reveal of Zonnique and her burgeoning baby bump.
“Neek Neek” is already 5 months along! Look at her glow!
Pregnant Zonnique almost blew her cover as fans questioned her behavior on a recent IG live session. Disgruntled at the time, the mom-to-be asked everyone to stop asking if she was expecting. Now we know she was waiting for the RIGHT time to tell the world! That happened to also be the same time she told her step-pop, T.I.
As Zonnique and T.I. filmed “The Mix” remotely from their homes with Romeo Miller and several others in on the secret, Zonnique told her pop she was expecting. Of course, the reaction was of shock!
Hit the flip to get T.I.’s reaction to the news that Neek Neek is going to make him a grandad. She also reveals to Tip and her mom the gender of the baby on live.
In the following clip, Zonnique turns T.I. from “pop” to “grandpop” real QUICK. She also reveals she’s having a baby GIRL! Press play to listen then scroll down to read more about Zonnique’s pregnancy journey from her interview with PEOPLE.
Hilarious! Tiny looks like she was already in on the secret in the clip or was she just being a cool mom? According to PEOPLE, Zonnique has been doing a lot of her doctor’s check-ups solo despite being in a relationship due to coronavirus restrictions.
“It really sucks being pregnant during the coronavirus,” she says. “At first, I’m like, ‘This is the perfect time, like everybody is locked in. I don’t have to worry about going out. So if I want to hide it for however long, I can hide.’ “
“But when it comes to going to doctor’s appointments, I go to all of them by myself. I ask every single time, ‘Can I bring my boyfriend?’ And they’re like, ‘No, only you can come.’ “
Zonnique is in a relationship with rapper Bandhunta Izzy who she says was happy about the baby news at first, despite her having reservations.
“I have a million brothers and sisters so I’ve always been the one like, ‘I’m not having a baby anytime soon,’ ” she tells PEOPLE. “That was always my thing. So I was kind of sad at first, and my boyfriend was really excited from the jump. He was like, ‘You know it’s whatever you want to do.’ “
“I was calling my cousin, and they were laughing at me because they already knew that I didn’t want to have a baby anytime soon,” she continues. “I was like, ‘Why are you guys laughing?’ And I’m just crying and stuff.”
Pullins adds, “But after a while, I’m like, ‘Now I feel like I can do this. It’s something that will mature me and change me in a great way.’ I’m trying to wrap my head around it, and now we are here.”