Tameka “Tiny” Harris is setting the record straight when it comes to her marriage troubles with rapper T.I..
The singer-songwriter – who is the subject of reality TV series “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” – opened up to Wendy Williams on Thursday, four months after she filed for divorce from T.I. as a warning to “stop his shenanigans.”
“I don’t believe this is actually going to happen,” host Williams says, of Harris’ divorce, citing her previous threats to end her marriage to T.I.. “And I think this is an inflamed situation to sell the final season of ‘The Family Hustle’.”
“A little bit of this, a little bit of that. It’s crazy,” she says, failing to confirm whether the couple plans to go through with the divorce. Harris, whose reality series has been on the air since 2011, says living their life in front of the cameras has had a negative effect on the couple’s relationship.
“I think that reality TV did put a little strain in it because it keeps people in your business,” she explains. “I felt that it’s a family show but it just turns out that everything is in the media.”
“We just cannot keep it together,” the former Xscape singer tells Williams. “I guess, entertainment, life, everything… it’s just a lot. It is a fast life. They call him a ‘sex symbol’, I guess,” she says alluding that his status contributed to the couple’s turmoil.
Before Harris filed for divorce, T.I. was linked to Bernice Burgos. The flames of infidelity were fuelled earlier this month when Harris and Burgos exchanged words on Instagram.
Williams confronts Harris about Burgos, asking, “Who is this girl?!”
“It’s nothing to it,” she responds. “It’s what he does,” Harris says, shooting down rumours the couple had an “open marriage.”
“There’s not an agreement, no. We’re married and we did what we wanted to do,” she adds, explaining that T.I. “isn’t even with” Burgos, let alone living with her. “She had nothing to do with whatever was going on with us before anyway. We were already going through what we were going through. She just came into the picture after I filed for divorce.”
Harris says the only “problem” she has with Burgos is her Instagram posts, which includes a video of Burgos singing an Xscape song.
“The only problem I had with her was… somebody made a comment about her on my page. I said what I said. She replied. That’s cool, but then you come back with another video speaking about my marriage,” she says. “That’s a no no. And then come back with the final video singing my song, and I’m feeling like, ‘OK, now you keep coming.'”
“Don’t she know her place? She’s supposed to be quiet,” Harris says. “Every woman that’s not the one know that you’re supposed to be quiet.”