“I’m not just his [T.I.] wife. I’m a singer.”
Rapper T.I and Tameka “Tiny” Harris relationship have been on everyone’s radar this year— especially due to rumors regarding boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Just recently, Tiny spoke to Vibe and opened up about her singing career, her marriage, and why she understands the reaction of her fans after dropping her latest single, “What the F— You Gon Do?”
“I get it, especially with young people who might not know Xscape or who know T.I. and his music and see me as just his wife,” Tiny explains. “But I’m not just his wife. I’m a singer. I have been for a long time. And it’s a very big part of who I am. I missed being in the studio at first. But with the OMG Girlz, I got a chance to write and produce, and that was how I stayed connected to music.”
However, fans couldn’t help but to assume “What the F— You Gon Do?” was about T.I and Tiny’s troubled marriage.
My new song is a statement. Some people might say, ‘Why put your business in a song?’ It’s because this is my life and my truth and this is how I choose to express it. Isn’t that what we do as entertainers? We go through stuff and we write about it. I wrote this song a year ago. I never planned to put it out. It was therapy for me. At the time, I was really going through a lot. Stuff that the public didn’t know and still doesn’t know. And over the past year, as things have unfolded publicly, people expected me to speak on it. And then I realized I did speak on all of this, a year ago, in this song. So it made sense to release it.
Ironically, earlier this week, T.I. released “Stay,” a song that also sparked some speculations about the couple’s marriage. However, Tiny noted that she and T.I. didn’t plan on releasing the tracks around the same time. But nonetheless, she loves “Stay,” and listens to it on repeat.
“I love that he expressed himself that well. I’ve watched him in the studio and his work ethic is effortless. So to hear him put that energy into something like this…it made me happy. And since we’ve been going through…whatever… to hear that meant a lot to me.”
The former Xscape member also indicated her and T.I are “working” on their relationship with one another.
“All I know is that I’m working on it. We’re working on it,” she says.