AceShowbiz - T.I.'s son Messiah Harris is following in his footsteps as a musical artist, though he's picked a different lane. The 22-year-old recently made his debut as a blues singer, performing under the stage name Buddy Red.
On Sunday, November 6, Messiah took to Instagram to share clips of his first live performance onstage. He wowed the crowd as he sang his new song "When I Dream" at Vinyl in Center Stage Atlanta while playing the electric guitar.
"Can you tell it's my first live performance?" he captioned the videos. "You all made it feel so good being up there, I appreciate it very much. The song I'm playing is out right now: 'When I Dream'-Buddy Red."
His family was all supportive of his first live gig. T.I. wrote in the comment section, "proud pops." Tiny Harris a.k.a. Tameka Cottle, who is not his biological mother but raised him as her own, gushed, "Had an amazing time watching our son do his thang at his very first show! I love how he got so interested in the guitar that he taught himself how to play; now that's talent!"
His half-sister Zonnique Pullins also chimed in, "so great! love this song!!!" Rapper/actor Killer Mike exclaimed, "Congratulations!!!!!"
Others were surprised that Messiah has different musical aspirations from his father. "He said forget rap, we gone do it like this," one person joked. Another raved, "Messiah got the Blues? I actually like it!!" A third fan added, "I love that he's completely in his own lane."
Messiah is T.I.'s son with his ex Lashon Dixon. The former couple has another son together, Domani Harris. Tip also has a daughter, 21-year-old Deyjah Harris, from a relationship with R&B singer Ms. Niko.
Meanwhile, Zonnique is T.I.'s stepdaughter as she is Tiny and his ex Zonnie "Zeboe" Pullins' biological daughter. T.I. and Tiny's three biological children are "King" Joseph Harris III, 18, Major Harris, 15, and Heiress Harris 7.