T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle have been dating on and off since 2001, and have two children together. During late July of this year, the young couple made things official, by tying the knot in South Florida.
Since the couples recent arrest for methamphetamines, many individuals have been weighing in with opinions, on the subject. After hearing of T.I. and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle’s legal troubles, rapper 50 Cent offered his advice on the subject via Twitter.
The statement posted on 50 Cent’s Twitter page included the following —
Man TI and tiny done got picked up agin for methamphetmines and ecstacy dam manTiny gotta take that charge. Say it was yoursBaby
We aren’t sure what to make of 50 Cent’s statement. There is logic within it — T.I. is the major breadwinner in the family. Of course, even being around drugs is probably a violation of the terms of his probation. Ultimately, T.I.’s future will be in the hands of a judge. Although the each of them may be facing a felony drug charge, he probably would not be comfortable with the mother of his children going to jail.
Fans, critics and many others have questioned why any woman would be accepting of her husband, who is on probation doing anything shady. They both know the risks — if T.I. engages in any illegal activity he is returning to jail — pretty much end of story. Of course, T.I. is a grown man who makes his own decisions. But if he chooses to make poor decisions, why would his wife stand by, as if she is “co-signing” them? We are not talking about two teenagers here. We are talking about a 29-year old man, and a 35-year old woman who have children together. It’s not just about the two of them — they have a family.
The entire situation does call into question the thought processes of the two individuals involved. We all make poor decisions. But it’s never a wise move for a Black man on probation, to drive around in a Maybach and perform an illegal U-turn in West Hollywood — especially IF he has drugs in his car. Allegedly this is what occurred in T.I.’s situation. The entire scenario is mind-boggling.
It will definitely be interesting to see how things play out, relative to the entire case against T.I. and “Tiny.” Since his release from jail, his fans have been anticipating a huge comeback over the Fall, because he truly is a talented young man. His recent movie Takers has been number one in the box office, and received solid reviews. Apart from his career, we hope for the sake of their children that things turn out OK for T.I. and his wife. First and foremost, T.I. and Tiny are parents — going forward that has to be there priority.
50 Cent on Twitter