We interrupt BET’s Black Star Cinema airing of Lean On Me to bring you this not-so-breaking news:
Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) and longtime girlfriend, singer and BET reality star Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, tied the knot at a Miami Beach court.
They’ll repeat their vows in an elaborate ceremony in three cities, a rep for the couple tells UsMagazine.com exclusively.
The couple will wed again Saturday in front of close family and friends (including Tiny’s BET costar Antonia “Toya” Carter) on a small private island off the coast of Miami Saturday. Tiny will wear Valentino.
They plan on returning to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception Saturday afternoon before jetting off to Las Vegas to celebrate with friends into the wee hours. (source)
I hit the mean streets of Twitter to ask my followers what wedding gift would they purchase for the newlyweds and got a slew of shade in return. Just the way I like it.
Always the southern gentlemen, T.I. politely shut down Atlanta Fox 5 News reporter Julia Harding after she attempted to prob him for details about his upcoming wedding ceremony to long time fianceé Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
Our cameras didn’t capture all the performers that hit the stage at Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium at rehearsals for the 2010 BET Awards on Friday but we were able to snap a few spoiler moments from Sunday’s big show including Monica and Denise Williams sharing the stage and drummer Travis Barker getting down with T.I.
More flicks including Trey Songz, Tyrese, Yolonda Adams, and other after the jump!
Word on the curb is that T.I. has pulled on the plug on Tiny & Toya and the show will not be back for a third season. While this news isn’t worth going on a full blown hunger strike for but I may just skip my mid-day snack in protest. Fans of the show can continue to follow Toya doing Toya shit (slow twerking in the middle of the kitchen to Magnolia Shorty, praying for Crazy Nita, popping tags, the usual) on her exciting new spin-off series.
She recently granted a lucky high school junior a dream prom experience after partnering up with Atlanta-based event planning / concierge service The Network. Gold star for you! Hit up my boy Freddy O for flicks.
I’m going to keep myself off of PETA’s radar by refraining from making another animal reference for the third time in the row but you can probably guess what I really wanted the title of this entry to be.
Tiny and her sexy Bart Simpson lips gave an update to All Hip Hop about her beloved Kermie and the tragic violence that has recently hit her inner circle of friends.
Earlier this month, her former Xscape group member and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burrus’ former fiancée Ashley “AJ” Jewell was fatally injured after a fight at an Atlanta strip club. Coupled with the brutal shooting death of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest in July, Tiny revealed that T.I. urges her to remain close to home to prevent becoming a target. I suggest she cram some pool table balls into a tube sock and keep it tucked away in her purse.
“I talk to him about a little of everything, just things going on. He hears things and we talk about it,” Tiny explained to AllHipHop.com. “He wants me to stay out the way, me being out of harm’s way. I know it’s a lot of crazy things going on so I try to stay in as much as possible because I don’t have him here. So I come out only when it’s necessary. I stay out the way. But he even said it was a terrible situation that AJ had to lose his life like that. Him not knowing the situation and what’s going on he really can’t speak on it.”
All Tiny has to do is hit Uncle Booley and Uncle Beebo on the jack if she feels like her safety is in jeopardy. You know they got her back.
I guess the movie studios aren’t immune to these hard times, as proven by the recently released poster for the movie “Takers.” Originally entitled “Bone Deep,” the film is about a group of thieves whose detailed and successful robberies come to a halt due to a determined detective whose objective is to bring them to justice.
Unfortunately the poster looks like someone took a magazine and newspaper clippings of the stars, scanned them into a bootleg version of Photoshop 98, and pressed ok without changing the horrible lighting and resizing the heads.
Rapper T.I. totally disses his first baby mama, LaShon Dixon, on this new track titled “That’s The Way You Want It” off the mixtape, “T.I. Live From Forest City Correctional Facility”. T.I., who is doing time for felony gun possession, rips Lashon a new one in this lyrical beat down.
I guess T.I. still feels some kind of way about Dixon taking him back to court for more child support for his sons Messiah Yamajesty, 9, and Domani Uriah, 8.
On the track, T.I. tells LaShon to get a job, and slays her with the ultimate insult about her weight. Now, the question is will LaShon come back with a baby mama diss track of her own?
EBT is handing out reality shows like free swine flu masks at the health department. The special piglet lady in Clifford’s eye and Lil’ Wayne’s ex-wife will make plenty of worthless hoes jealous from their hometown [insert a neck roll here at your own discretion] when they show off their extensive handbag collection on the new reality show Tiny and Toya.
TINY AND TOYA is BET’s provocative, new half-hour docu-drama chronicling the lives of Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and Antonia “Toya” Carter – two dynamic, young women immersed in the craziness of the hip-hop world, but striving to find inner-strength, peace and purpose.