T.I. And Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle Fans Go At It Over 'Distraction' Remark And Divorce

T.I. And Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle Fans Go At It Over 'Distraction' Remark And Divorce
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T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle's fans and friends are going at it on social media after the rapper had the brilliant idea to call his marriage a distraction.

The Harris/Cottle couple announced in late 2016 that after seven years of a tumultuous relationship they were divorcing.

Fans of the King of ATL and his R&B singer of a wife are now watching the divorce play out in the final season of their reality show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," that airs on VH1.

Last week, the "King Back" and "Ride wit Me" MC was on a promotional tour where he was pushing the series, and he sat down with Angie Martinez to explain what led to the destruction of the loving home that they built with their six children.

The "American Gangster" actor said: “It seems to me that marriage and what marriage means and what marriage does — it’s just one of those things that’s going to distract me and deter me.”

The comments went viral and everyone with a computer, a phone, and some free time on their hands decided to give a piece of their mind to T.I. for the way he spoke about the mother of his three children.

Tiny's friend, Sabrina Peterson, took to Instagram to defend her by saying: “Dear Self, don’t give a man your good years, become a felon for him, let go of friends, give up your career to support his, don’t be too loyal because one day he might get to where y’all worked too hard to be and consider you a “DISTRACTION.” Love always, Me.”

A person on social media explained: "Tiny caught a felony for ti then he calls their marriage a distraction."

Another individual took the opportunity to bash the rapper for allegedly cheating with an Instagram model.

The person wrote: "T.I. said marriage to Tiny was a distraction. I can see how it would be distracting when he wanted to concentrate on cheating."

Many took issue with T.I. because they see Tiny as a "ride or die chick" who stuck around after he was arrested, thrown in jail, and went through some tough financial times.

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  • Tina
    Tina Apr 18, 2017 8:30 AM PDT

    I am a fan of T I ans I also admire Tiny. However, nothing comes good from bashing another person. This week episode I did not like how T I treated Tiny. jabs here and there, like life together stops over night. to be proud is one thing, but you need to be respectful T I in every way possible to Tiny. Remember life is a gamble and you can change partners as many times as you want to. But Karma stays the same and you will live out the returns. Bless

  • Sonja
    Sonja Apr 25, 2017 9:08 AM PDT

    He was her 7 year distraction...CHUMP?

  • Joycelyn Oneal
    Joycelyn Oneal Apr 18, 2017 9:54 AM PDT

    I really hope TI will get to read these comments.. you are important right now because of your status. You are who you are because you had a ride of die queen who stood by your side and is the mother of your children. Any side chick with you is only there for the fam and the coins. But the real wioman is the one that held you down. Think about it , because once you walk out those doors everthing is going to change. You may not like the end results. Think before you leap The grass may always seem greener on the other side, but if you mow and fertile your grass, it can even just as green.

  • Evelyn Grant
    Evelyn Grant Apr 18, 2017 1:34 AM PDT

    I think it's sad that he feel that way. A family is all you have. Yeah yeah 7 year itch come and good. But you need to belevied that the grass is not the green. You took though vows, and you combine a family and your wife held it down. Yes you both have issues that can be work out. Tip running from one woman to another is not going to keep your mind focus either. You are doing the husband thing, the family thing. Work it out.work it out Tiny. I really love your show it was real. Fan peace

  • Calvin Henry Campbell Jr.
    Calvin Henry Campbell Jr. Apr 18, 2017 1:43 PM PDT

    I'm Blessed that I lived long E/Nuff 2 know there's a high percentage marriage won't last. But the flip side is that it's not impossible 4 love 2 make it thru the bad times... My Grandparents were married 4 64 years & I know that they weathered thru the storm. It took them both 2 want it 2 last... If he wants someone else - Ms.Tiny ... U do have options B/Cuz it won't work 1 sided. Peace & love..love is life.

  • A really big fan of your show
    A really big fan of your show Apr 18, 2017 4:31 AM PDT

    How is she a distraction she held you down through not one but two prison sentences and she had three kids and took care of the rest of them now that's real keep your wife she's gone hold you down all the other b**ch wants is your ?

  • StephanieATL
    StephanieATL Apr 18, 2017 5:51 AM PDT

    I think sometimes in marriage the words "for better or for worse" are sometimes forgotten. God never said it would be easy, but He did say " what I have joined together, no man shall put asunder". Being a celebrity in all this lime light can be very stressful on the marriage, family & especially those precious children. Remember that the devil knows how to dress up just the way your flesh likes it to be the distraction to destroy what God has joined together. I'm hoping that everything will work out in spite of the rumors, lies, adversity and challenges. God bless you all

  • Mercy
    Mercy Apr 24, 2017 4:21 AM PDT

    Tiny KEEP your head up YOU ARE APPRECIATED

  • Ann
    Ann Apr 23, 2017 4:38 AM PDT

    T. I. You think the grass is greener on the other side ? Well baby it's not . And how can you call your marriage to Tiny a distraction after all the crap ? she put up with you and the time she put her life in hold for you , sacrifice her career so you could have yours and took all your children in with love to raise them alone while you were in jail making plans to do this this to her , not cool sir and if you think that all marriages don't have ups and downs then think again man . Let me tell you flings on the outside don't last long that's why they are called flings and you may not think so now , but you're giving up the person ?‍? whose really yo ride or die for all those years and she would always have your back cause Tiny's the real love ❤️ and I love y'all as a couple so try to work it out it's never too late

  • Armanda T. Lilly
    Armanda T. Lilly Apr 21, 2017 1:14 PM PDT

    Did the good Times count for nothing. Like Beyonce said Hurt me you Hurt yourself, lie tó me lie tó yourself. Your children might apply what you said tó them too. They are a párt of and some the result of the marriage. Be careful. That was mit necessary.

    • Armanda T. Lilly
      Armanda T. Lilly Apr 21, 2017 1:20 PM PDT

      Sorry. That was not necessary. Stay respectful your children are very intelligent. Dont forget their feelings and perspective of you in this.

  • Katrina
    Katrina Apr 18, 2017 2:53 PM PDT

    TI has lost a lot Fans.. Tiny, I respect you even more now. TI remember what goes around comes around.. ...Distraction! What the hell is your side chic Tip? Oh... What's your favorite saying "Mind your business", "Mind your business", you should have been minding your business (Family 2nd..Not a side piece)...Me, I'll mind my dollars by not supporting you! Because your a DISTRACTION!

    • Armanda T. Lilly
      Armanda T. Lilly Apr 21, 2017 1:11 PM PDT

      I agree. Respect first and foremost.

  • Lucretia Coleman
    Lucretia Coleman Apr 18, 2017 6:17 AM PDT

    Dear T.I, What God have joined together, let no man or woman separate. I used be one of the people who said, "Why is he with her???" Until I found out who she was... And I saw the way you stood up for your Wife!!! I was like WOw! I hope to have love like that one day!!! This woman loves you and has believed in you, and has held you down!!! I don't believe in your reasoning for separating your family. I know you are hurting the hell out of her and your blended family. I pray that God will put it on your heart to work it out!!! I love you both and wish you both the best!!! Black Love is rare now a days...you guys gave me hope!!! Coleman out!!?

  • Dorene Patterson
    Dorene Patterson Apr 18, 2017 5:11 AM PDT

    People always think the grass is greener on the other side and don't have the patience to weather the storm im disappointed in TI & i hope that what he's chasing is worth his family. another Black family down the drain separate houses does not make a Home!

  • Peaches.
    Peaches. Apr 18, 2017 3:52 AM PDT

    A man that walks out on his wife and kids, and calls it a distraction is called a as_ _ _ _ _ !!!! Wowww

  • Evette
    Evette Apr 18, 2017 7:39 AM PDT

    Beauty is fleeting which means while you TI are looking at the outer appearance of a Woman the inside should be priority. Any I mean any woman that knows you are married and allows herself to be described as a side piece, that's just what she is a side. She's not marriage material and you will never be able to trust her as well as she will never be able to trust you. How will you be able to raise those beautiful daughters and try to tell them what and what not to do. When the example you have shown is disregard, and disrespect for their Mother. Wow stop thinking with your little head and start thinking with the one that contain your brain. Life is short and yes marriages have issues but you don't want to look back with I could've, wouldve,should've. Your children should be top priority!Make sure of that. Never allow anyone to disrespect the mother of your children,remember you wouldn't want anyone to do that to your mother,sister,daughters,aunt. Get it together man. One last thing if a woman doesn't respect herself how do you think anyone else can or will. People may praise you in your face but what they really want to do is tell you how stupid and dumb you are. Stop playing this mess out in the media because it does affect the children and side chicks don't know,care,or understand it's public recongnition so they can say they are famous,so I'll be the side piece. What a way I say again for you to be describe a body part not a strong ,independent,phenomenal, Black Woman! I give it to tiny mother of 6 who stood by her husband,kept it together while he was locked down. Hold your head up and keep moving forward.Wives last. Side pieces like anything else loose their luster,get the most wear and tear and will soon be replaced several times...

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