During an appearance on “The Real” this week, Atlanta, Georgia rapper T.I. was asked what made his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, the one. He explained that Tiny, who he’s been with for 13, 14 years, can be “just as crazy” as him and was accepting of his “ridiculous” lifestyle as a rapper.
“She was probably just as crazy as me in some ways. You know, I live a very ridiculous life. So, you know, she wasn’t intimidated by that. I think that’s probably what it was more than anything,” T.I. said.
T.I. was also asked about rumors on social media about the two not being together. The rumors grew rampant following a brawl between T.I. and Floyd Mayweather, which allegedly took place due to the professional boxer’s relationship with Tiny.
In response to the question, T.I. questioned why people on social media can provide commentary on a situation they don’t have any firsthand knowledge of.
“I don’t even understand what the shade is,” he said. “And you said ‘social media.’ What I get from social media is that’s people who have the luxury of being nobodies. They can just comment on stuff that they don’t have any kind of—Ain’t nothing really linking the comments back to them. So, they can make a negative comment today and then turn around and make a positive one tomorrow and nobody’s holding them accountable, so I don’t pay that no mind.”
Following his brawl with T.I. in Las Vegas, Nevada in May, Floyd Mayweather declared that he had sex with Tiny, after he was asked about T.I. during a press conference.
Shortly after making comments about T.I. and Tiny during the press conference, Mayweather clarified his comments via Instagram. The boxer stated the following in a post uploaded to Instagram in July:
“At the press conference, I said “… he thinks I was f*cking his b*tch”. I DID NOT say “… I was f*cking his b*tch”. I’ve never been with Tiny sexually. I respect her situation and I thinks she’s a good person. I would never disrespect a marriage. #Mayhem on September 13th.”
T.I.’s interview on “The Real” can be viewed at TheReal.com.