T.I. Got Stood Up by Tiny Before Dating

T.I., Tameka Cottle

'T.I. always says I gave him such a hard time when we first met and I did,' the singer who is now mother of his children confessed.

Rapper T.I. never gave up hope of romancing his future wife Tameka Cottle aka Tiny in the early days of their relationship, and continued to pursue the former Xscape singer even after she stood him up.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, 30, initially met Cottle through producer Jazze Pha in 2001, before he became a hip-hop superstar, and they exchanged numbers after bumping into each other again in an Atlanta, Georgia mall. But the singer/songwriter, 35, admits she wasn't immediately smitten by T.I. and confesses she snubbed him a "couple of times" after agreeing to go on dates.

She tells Vibe magazine, "T.I. always says I gave him such a hard time when we first met and I did... I stood him up a couple times. When I met him, I was kinda on hiatus, I'd broken from Xscape, but I had co-wrote (sic) the song 'No Scrubs' for TLC, so you know, I was living good and doing my thing..."

"Somehow we exchanged numbers - he was calling me and calling me, wanting to come hook up and I'd be like, 'Yeah, we gonna...let's hook up, such and such' and then I wouldn't answer the phone and he'd be like, 'You know time after time...'"

And it was only when she agreed to attend one of his early concerts that she finally fell for the rapper. She says, "Finally I let him come by, but I still wasn't sure because I felt like, 'Oh, he's a baby' and I treated it like that and he kinda felt like, 'You trying to play me like I'm a little boy.'

"And one night, and it's probably the best thing he could've did (sic), he invited me to one of his shows... First of all, it was jam-packed outside, it was crazy and I'm like, 'All these people (are) here for this guy?' We went in there and he tore the house down. And I was like, 'OK, I think I like him.' He's got something there."

The couple went on to start a family and has two sons together - King, six, and Major, two. T.I. also has three other children from previous relationships, while Cottle is mum to a teenage girl named Zonnique from a prior romance. They wed last summer, four months before T.I. began his latest 11-month prison stint for violating his parole stemming from his 2007 conviction on gun charges.

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    lil MAMA
    Feb 12, 2011


    Nickesha oneal
    Feb 02, 2011

    T.i. You are so real your sexsy as hell tiny is bless to have a stand up guy such as yourself i love the way you smile i love your style period but my question is why stars always date other stars? Any way i love you t.i. Always love kesha from jersey 8568709385my cell

    Jan 20, 2011

    we want to say that if yall just keep yall head up and god want yall to keep yall head up and be a better person and TI this is Shanell i want to say that i want you to better yourself in life if people not happy just live it right ok and go to church to sever the lord i do not know if you or yall go to church i just been a nice person so be goood and live it right ok i love you and i love watch the things you do keep do it ok god bless you and your family and friends ok be good and be better to yourself and the lord ok this is not mines i just want to write ok i pray for you everyday and i am pray for you now and later and soon you will come home and be with your family and friends so i will let the lord be there ok later love you bye bye my bad i will not say bye bye i meet i will see you later or here from you soon i do not no it up to the lord ok not me or you or the family or friends TI later when you come change your life ok bless you my name is shanell wooten i like to go to church and sing and dance ok Antwan Blue sing and go to church and play the drum so god is good and he can be good to you and your family and friends and TI i am getting ready to go so be good ok make sure you there with your kids ok teach them right thing ok love you TI later and one more thing read the bible about psalm ch.25 and read all that chapter ok love always ok ok love later TI and your family i want to say befor i leave i want to say i love kids and i love to babysit ok later TI

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