T.I. Says He’s Honest About His Troubled Past with His Children
Rapper T.I. and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, will invite viewers into their world in their new VH1 reality television show, 'T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.' The series revolves around how T.I. is adjusting to his new life after spending 11 months in prison from violating his probation on drug charges.
The Atlanta native insists he is open and honest with his six children about his troubled past. "I mean they haven't seen drugs, but they've heard from the other kids in school about the lifestyle I used to live and we have very candid conversations," he tells The Boombox. "Not only from me, but from their mothers. Tameka tells them how it was before they were born. And the children that I had before I met Tameka, their mothers tell them stories of how it was before. Hearing those stories and seeing where I am today, they see that growth, they see that evolution." His wife Tiny adds, "They just want their daddy. They don't care what's going on."
The couple admits that T.I.'s past incarceration has put a strain on their 10-year relationship, but they vow to make work. "I would never leave him," says Tiny. "It's just [we're] catching up."
VH1 will premiere 'T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle' on Dec. 5 at 9PM EST.