Just when you thought you had learned everything about Hip-Hop’s other royal couple, T.I. & Ride-Or-Die ‘Meka, we find out new details about their descent into Hood Life infamy.
In a new interview released by Vibe.com yesterday, Tiny explained how she and T.I. almost avoided the drug arrest they would still have avoided if their chauffeur knew traffic laws.
“We didn’t really get a chance to go on a honeymoon, because he had to go to work three days after the wedding,” she says. They flew to Los Angeles for the premiere of Tip’s film Takers, and made plans for a honeymoon. “We were just enjoying life. The day that we got caught in California, when the incident happened, we were supposed to be going to the Virgin Islands, because he can’t really go a lot of places, so we had to find somewhere where we could just go. But they were having a hurricane and we weren’t able to go. And when I think back, I’m just like, ‘Why wasn’t we there? Because if we were, we wouldn’t be having this trouble right now. But you know, things happen for a reason. It is what it is.”
Awww! Doesn’t that sound like an episode of “Good Times”? Like when Keith tripped and ruined his football career right as he was marrying Thelma?
Tiny also talked about their blended family and how she considers all of the members of the Cottle-Harris brood to be her babies.
Today they have six kids between them: two sons together, Clifford “King” Harris and Major Harris, as well as four children from previous relationships. Tiny thinks of them all as her kids.
“I call it the Harris Bunch,” she says, laughing. “I have my daughter, Zonnique, which is the oldest, she’s 14, and she’s real mild-mannered. My next child, Messiah, he’s 10, he’s like the game boy. Then you have Domani, he’s 9. He’s very good with his hands, very crafty. He can build anything. Then I have Deyjah, she’s also 9. Nobody in the house really messes with her. Then I have King, he’s the monster of the group. He’s my 6-year-old. I don’t know, he’s a real mixture of me and his dad. Very manipulative. He can manipulate his way out of whatever. They say that about me, too.” She flashes a knowing smile. “Then we have Major, which is the 2-year-old. He’s the rough one.”
Hmmm. Where were babies 2-5 during this shoot? Are they not living with their second mommy while daddy’s in the bing?
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