Tiny And T.I. Return To “Red Table Talk” To Discuss Their Near Divorce
Last week T.I. and Tiny sat down for Facebook Watch’s hit show “Red Table Talk” to help address public outrage over Tip’s comments regarding his daughter Deyjah’s virginity. Part 2 of the couple’s conversation aired today and this time the topic was their complicated coupledom. Today’s episode, featured T.I. and his wife Tiny at the Red Table talking about the ups and downs of their marriage, including public controversies, prison, infidelity and filing for divorce. Watch the episode below:
Gotta give Jada some props for steering around this situation with such sensitivity. We love that Tiny used the show as an opportunity to make it clear she’s never given up the cookies since saying “I Do.” Meanwhile Tip said a lot without spilling it all but these two definitely didn’t shy away from admitting his indiscretions.
You can also watch the episode HERE on Facebook Watch
Where do you think T.I. and Tiny ranked as far as guests on Red Table Talk so far? Were they your favorites?
Fans can catch new episodes of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris every Monday at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET on Facebook Watch.
New York State Legislators Try To Ban ‘Purity Exams’ After T.I. Comments
According to the Huffington Post, New York state lawmakers formally introduced legislation that would ultimately ban doctors from performing or supervising virginity examinations after T.I. bragged on a podcast that he accompanies his daughter to a gynecologist each year to ensure she is still a virgin.
New York Senate bill “S6879” would subject doctors to “penalties for professional misconduct” along with potential criminal sexual assault charges for performing or supervising the exams.
If you recall, Tip discussed how his daughter’s doctor explained to him that the hymen can tear for a variety of reasons that do not include sexual intercourse, such as bike riding or other athletics, which is true. But T.I. was like “nah”, saying, “Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Man, just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously.”
One of the co-sponsers of the bill spoke up about its importance.
“It’s misogynistic, it’s appalling..I was horrified to see this was happening. If a celebrity can impose his power to ensure his 18-year-old daughter gets checked, imagine what can be done in households across New York state?”
T.I. And Tiny Open Up About Their Marital Issues
Red Table Talk was the platform T.I. chose to try and address the controversy he sparked after making comments that lead the whole world to believe that he’s sexist, overprotective of his daughter and pretty much the model for toxic masculinity. That went over… probably not as convincingly as he would have hoped for, but damage control was done to some extent — however Jada and Gam aren’t quite finished with the Harrises. Tiny gets more vocal in part 2 of the episode which airs in full on Monday, December 2 at at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET., only on Facebook Watch.
In the second part, the couple open up like we’ve never seen them before, discussing the ups and downs of their marriage, including public controversies, prison, infidelity and filing for divorce.
Check out sneak peeks from both sides of the story below:
Tiny’s body language is CLEAR. Whew… This should be a DOOZY. And SMH @ led to things which led to things which led to things. Guys, if you cheat on your wife and she forgives you please be clear that blaming her for it is NOT the correct answer.
Bravo to Tiny for having her voice HEARD — loud and clear. We’re listening sis and supporting you.
Be sure to catch the full episode Monday, December 2 at at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET., only on Facebook Watch. If you’re not already following — make sure to follow Red Table Talk’s page HERE.
Oh no Tip, what is you doin??
Twitter Vs. T.I. (AGAIN)
If you had $5 on hymen-hovering pappy T.I. somehow making everything worse on Red Table Talk, you’re $5 richer after his facepalm-worthy appearance on the popular show where he backpedaled into a bottomless pit, claimed he was just joking, pretending to not even know what all the outrage was about and refuse to outright apologize.
Yep, it was a total disaster that revealed just how out-of-touch T.I. is while fueling yet another endless dragging across social media.
Peep the latest Twitter-wide T.I. dragging on the flip.
Rapper T.I. and His Wife Tiny Set The Record Straight
The much anticipated T.I./Tiny episode of “Red Table Talk” has finally arrived on Facebook Watch. Rapper, actor, producer and TV star T.I. comes to the Table with his wife Tiny to address the recent controversy around him taking his daughter to the gynecologist to ensure she’s still a virgin. Part 1 of a special 2-part Red Table Talk, the episode kicks off with Will and Jada greeting T.I. and Tiny as they arrive. Tip is dismayed to find that Will won’t be sticking around to “help him out”.
You can watch the episode HERE
It doesn’t take long for T.I. to claim he didn’t think people would take him so literally. He and Tiny insist that Deyjah and her mom both consented to T.I. being at her appointments — which they say happened when she was 15 and not 18.
So T.I. says “this false narrative has been sensationalized,” do you think people overreacted or was it only right that we as a community made him aware that he was out of line?
A lot of people are still saying they wish that Deyjah and her mom had also been on the episode. All we could really do is trust T.I. that his daughter asked him not to further address it up until now.
And it looks like we’re in for a treat next week too because Tip and Tiny are talking about their marital strife on the Facebook Show. Looks like Tiny is much more talkative for this part. We can’t wait.
Part two of the special Red Table Talk episode with T.I. and wife Tiny will drop Wednesday, November 27 on Facebook Watch at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.
Moët & Chandon Takeover State Farm Arena For Toast To Atlanta Designer Teheran Jones Of Exclusive Game
BOSSIP was on the scene Thursday night in Atlanta (Nov. 21) as Moët & Chandon and iconic cultural photographer, Jonathan Mannion, toasted to the trend-setting fashion designer and stylist, Teheran Jones of Exclusive Game, as part of the new Nectar of the Culture campaign, which celebrates the people, places and moments that continue to push culture forward. We’ve never seen anything like this event.
Held on center court of the State Farm Arena, the intimate dinner drew a cross-section of some of Exclusive Game’s top clientele, including musicians Big Boi, T.I., Ro James, Dallas Austin, DJ Drama, TV personalities Toya Wright and Phaedra Parks, and fashion-designer and Moet & Chandon’s NYC pioneer, LaQuan Smith.
A pillar within culture for over 25 years, Mannion is infamous for having documented “The Golden Era” of hip hop and is now capturing the next generation of pioneers, in what has been dubbed the “Rose Gold Era.” Debuting in New York and now in Atlanta with Exclusive Game – Moët and Mannion will continue to celebrate various pioneers in key cities across the U.S including Miami, LA and Chicago.
As the #1 selling rosé champagne in the US, Moët Nectar Imperial Rosé has been the iconic liquid of choice for pioneers in culture, including Diddy, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Virgil Abloh and more. To celebrate the program, Moët & Chandon has also released a new, limited-edition collection of custom-designed Moët Nectar Imperial Rosé bottles that pay tribute to the Rose Gold Era and its associated visionaries.
Check out more photos below:
Jeannie Mai Gets Dragged Over T.I. Virginity Comments
T.I. has been all over the news for the revelation that he forces his daughter to get her hymen checked every year. He’s been called everything from “abusive” to a “bad parent” to “possessive” over his daughter. Everyone has criticized his comments, especially the fact he put his daughter’s virginity all out for the world to talk about.
One person, though, has come to his defense. That would be Jeannie Mai, who spoke on it on The Real:
“I support what T.I. Is doing because I understand how hard it must be to communicate with an opposite gendered daughter, especially in this time,” Jeannie said on the show.
“Especially what he must have seen and known, you know? Of what boys are like. And for me, I was a very wild girl, I didn’t like rules, I rebelled a lot…Clearly he is super concerned about today’s world and everything, I would just say, ‘What is it that you are concerned about when it comes to the breaking of the hymen or the fact that she’s having sex? Is it the STDs?’ Is it that she doesn’t understand what love is? Does he need to know who the boys are? Why doesn’t he trust her? Whatever it is, he needs to speak it with her.”
The defense doesn’t really make sense and the world is ready to jump down her throat.
Peep the epic dragging.
T.I., Tiny, Ludacris, Monica And More Celebrate Kenny Burns Birthday At Cassette
The Halloween edition of Cassette, Atlanta’s monthly event at Distrikt nightclub, included performances from Silk and BBD as the party host Kenny Burns celebrated his birthday with help from celebrity guests including Ludacris, Monica, T.I., Tiny, Toya Wright and more.
Ludacris came dressed and ready for Ron Burgundy mode, while LeToya Luckett and her hubby Tommicus Walker looked Fresh out of Bel-Air.
Hit the flip for more dope costumes and celebrity cameos from the Thursday night party.
Iggy Azalea Vs. T.I.
T.I. and Iggy Azalea just can’t seem to make amends, huh? It was all good a couple of culture vulture-y songs ago. Tip went on Breakfast Club to expand on his previous comments about his dissatisfaction with his choices to help boost up Iggy Azalea. In the Breakfast Club interview T.I. insinuated that Iggy switched up on him when she got white fans and realized she didn’t need black fans anymore.
This prompted Iggy to go OFF in a series of tweets that have since been deleted:
Please move on and speak about artist you are (hopfully) actually helping, and stop trying to bring me up for relevance.
I don’t bring your a$$ up, NO ONE is asking about you.
I’m tryna be nice because I genuinely have better and more interesting things happening…
But seeing a man speaking out of his a$$hole and blurting our one thing in public and another in private for years is really infuriating.
Keep it pushing sweetie & worry about what your next story line is for family hustle.
The only song you ever were a part of making was “100”
Thankyou for that, but you were NOT a part of the creative OR executive process on that album.
Which is why I’ve always taken issue with you trying to approximate yourself with it’s success.
Let’s talk about 2017 when you randomly walked into my session at paramount and tried to make a case as to way I should “come back to hustle gang” please stop lying!
And move on.
I had to block your number the next day and change where I was recording.
He has NEVER helped me write a song other than 100.
Check the writing credits.
I don’t have ghost writers, but do I write with multiple people on songs especially big pop-leaning ones? Yes. I’ve never claimed otherwise.
Look at the pub credits. It’s public information.
The crazy part is; he really believes it. I don’t understand how you could think you were responsible for something you never even heard until it was mixed and mastered
I think about it but honestly what do I get out of that?
What do I get if I tell you things that would make a lot of you hate this guy? I don’t get shit but you being distracted from my project I’m releasing that I really am proud of
T.I. Talks About Executive Producing And Judging “Rhythm + Flow”
Last week Netflix launched the first four episodes of their new hip-hop competition show “Rhythm + Flow”. BOSSIP’s Sr. Director of Content Janeé Bolden sat down with T.I. to talk about the early episodes, filming with Nipsey Hussle and why this show is the most genuine representation of the culture. Check out their interview below:
How is “Rhythm + Flow” different from all the T.V. you’ve done before?
T.I.: Because it’s a hip hop competition show, these shows have been tried and they’ve failed. The attempt has been made and they’ve fallen flat time and time again. This is the greatest culmination of talent ever assembled for a hip hop competition show EVER. And this is the most authentic, most genuine representation of the culture by way of artists ever in a hip hop competition show. It checked all the boxes, it clicked on all cylinders.
The talent, as in the guest judges? Or the competitors?
The legends and the products of the culture that we assembled to select the talent definitely had a high key level to do with it. A level of significance to do with it but I’m talking about the talent itself. These motherfu**as made songs I could hear on the radio. These motherfu**as actually knew how they wanted their art and their images to be.
How did you find the talent?
We combed the streets. We said hey man, anybody want to rap? Meet me HERE. We did that in Chicago, we did that in Atlanta, we did that in New York and we did it in L.A. Out of everybody that showed up we picked the absolute best. I think we ended up with probably 30 out of each city and when we got to LA we narrowed it down to 30. Then 16, then 8. You know what I mean.
What does it mean to have Nipsey as part of the show?
It’s phenomenal. It’s legendary. That was really just a representation of what this show means. How significant and relevant. How authentic we set out to be. It’s just a clear representation of that.
What was it like working with Cardi on the show?
Cardi is lightning in a bottle, she’s a true epitome of an anomaly, you dig what I’m sayin? She transcends genres, age brackets, orientations, race… She’s a combination of Lil Kim and Tiffany Haddish. She also has a good heart. She really does want to see people win. It broke her heart sometimes to send people home. So I said, ‘Well let me do it.’ To be honest, earnest, true and at the end of the day, it’s gonna take for them to hear a very very harsh reality for them to put this behind them and make it where they need to be. Or for them to start over, regroup, and turn themselves into what they need to be in order to succeed, but patting them on they back, holding them and babying them ain’t gonna get them there no quicker.
A lot of the artists come from some pretty tough circumstances, did that factor into your decisions at all?
Everybody came from tough circumstances, I mean listen, I done been in this situation before. I didn’t have no kid, but I slept on the floor of the trap with my old lady, not Tamika but my girlfriend at the time, writing raps on a pallet in the corner. I heard No. That didn’t stop me I kept going. That’s how I got here. If I had been so down on my luck and so brokenhearted by rejection during that moment in time and those circumstances I wouldn’t have made it here now and guess what, if I quit then I didn’t deserve it to make it here.
The language is pretty explicit, do you that will deter people from watching with their families?
That’s the culture. Did that stop families from listening to a Snoop Dogg album? Alright then. That’s the culture. You gonna get some ni**as and weed smoke with the culture. It’s gonna come with it. It’s gonna be a little danger. It’s going to be a little off putting because it’s supposed to be, because if not, everybody would be here.
What’s the element that sets it apart from “The Voice,” “American Idol,” “X-Factor” and other shows?
Unapologetic authenticity. We ain’t trying to conform or comply with no rules, no standards and practices, or regulations we just doing us, our way, judging by our standards and using our own barometer.
You executive produced this show, how would you say you put your stamp on it?
We all three of us had executive production credit. I tell you what, the unprecedented release of how it rolled out, four, three and three [episodes]. I raised that point early on. With it being a competition show, if you release it how Netflix traditionally releases shows somebody is going to go to the last episode, find out who won, and spoil it for everybody. They had the back and forth dialogues and arrived to the conclusion. I think me, Chance and Cardi, we all had our critiques and criteria, demands and requests of what we felt it had to be or not be for all of us to be involved and they checked all the boxes.
Your style is really impeccable, how do you decide when you’re wearing a suit versus a more casual look?
It’s really how I feel. My fashion is a reflection of my energy, how I feel for the day, when I wake up, what I’m in the mood for. It’s like knowing what kind of song I want to make. What kind of energy is flowing through me at the time.
Was ATL your favorite place to film?
There is a lot of talent out of Atlanta, I will say Atlanta probably had the most finalists, after you cut it down from the first 30 Atlanta had the most finalists I think.
Will people be surprised about the winner?
Nope. I think it was anybody’s game, but as you go further into the competition you see everybody has their own strengths. With auditions you go up there kick your best sh*t and then you move on. Then you have a cypher where you have to not be the wackest out of this group of people kicking they sh*t to move on, the wackest people have to go. Then after that it’s a battle and the loser go home. After that we put them with cinematographers and they had to go conceptualize their own video using an original song and the weakest one had to go home. And then after that, they had utilize a sample. We put them with A-list producers and they had to choose a sample and perform that song and the weakest one had to go home. Then after that, we paired them with a-list r&b singers Miguel, Jhene Aiko and Teyana Taylor to do a collab. Then after that, they had to present an award show worthy performance with pyro, LED and so on, and the best one of that is the one who won. So it’s not just about rap, it’s not just about performing, it’s about all the elements you would need from 0 to 100 to get you in the superstar position.
What are you most excited for?
To see the impact that the winner has to move the culture in the future, because I think he — she — they — I think it will be dope to see how they transition into the industry. Also I think the ones who didn’t win, I think there’s gonna be at least two of them who will be like ‘Yeah y’all MFs should have picked me! Aha!’ I’m waiting for that too. I’m prepared.
Three new episodes of “Rhythm + Flow” will arrive on Netflix this Wednesday, October 16th. For more on the show, visit the website HERE.