Good news for Tiny (if there is anything good to come out of a charge). Her drug possession charges in Los Angeles have been dropped. The district attorney’s office dismissed the charges today after Tiny completed a drug diversion program in Georgia. The charges stemmed from her September 2010 arrest, the same incident that gave her husband T.I. a one way trip back to the pokey.
Speaking of pokey… it wasn’t a great weekend for Tip (well, that depends on how you look at it). He got shuttled to a special housing unit in prison after guards discovered he was getting a hand job from Tiny during visiting hours. Awww. Yay married love. (*ok, I got nothin’ for that one*)
In one last interview before returning to prison, T.I. tells Vibe how he got addicted to Oxycontin & Hydrocodone after dental surgeries.
“I had a lot of work done to my teeth. Oral surgery, extractions, six, seven, eight root canals. Between January to February. As soon as I got out, I had a lot of stuff done. In the joint, you eat sh*t that is unhealthy for you. I had fillings that fell out and stuff that had to get dealt with. Of course for the pain they gave me oxycontin and hydrocodone. And, mind you, on October 13, 2007, I had cut off everything―weed, alcohol. Then I get these pills and I start taking them for the pain at first. And then I’m like, Wait―this sh*t makes me feel good. And it’s legal. After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So I had, like 80 pills. Everybody else might have a drink or smoke a blunt, I took a pain pill. Times when I had 18-, 20-hour days, I’d take a pain pill. And eventually I developed―I guess―the beginning stages of dependence.”
See kids…oral care is important [and so is staying out of the joint]. The Tipster also admitted his wife, Tiny, smokes weed but wouldn’t call it a “problem.”
“Her thing is she smokes. Smoking weed is different than taking pain pills. You can smoke weed today and not smoke another blunt for another three months.”
Probably not the best thing to admit when she’s got all the kids and a pending case of her own…
T.I. is now reflecting on the latest mistake that got him tossed back in the slamma. Mr. Harris penned this letter from the pen, about his situation (they sure let you get on the computer a lot behind bars, huh?)…
The situation is all FUBAR in the house of the Tipster these days. First, he gets ordered to return to prison and not pass go. Now, his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle finds herself the latest to be in trouble with the law after last month’s arrest in Los Angeles. Today, the LA District Attorney charged Tiny with a misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance.
T.I. and Tiny were pulled over in September after making an illegal U-turn. Cops then smelled weed and found pills in the car. Turns out, those pills were ecstasy. If convicted, Tiny could do a year behind bars. She’ll be arraigned Monday in Beverly Hills but does not have to appear in court. Ironically, Monday is the same day that T.I. is due to report to prison in Arkansas. So, um, who’s keeping the kids?
Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in T.I. | Posted on 25-10-2010
Your cousins with waaaaay too much time on their hands are trying to keep T.I. from returning to prison. A group calling itself “Citizens Of The State Of Atlanta Georgia” (congrats, Atlanta, on getting statehood… I missed that memo) wants a judge to send the rapper to rehab instead of jail. The group filed a petition on Tip’s behalf. Peep some of their “legal argument”:
T.I. is headed back to prison. His probation was revoked today for last month’s “riding dirty” incident in Los Angeles. A federal judge sentenced Tip to 11 months in prison. You’ll recall from his previous illegal exploits, T.I. was already on probation for a 2009 federal gun possession conviction at the time of his most recent arrest.
T.I. reportedly told the judge he needed help for his drug addiction (whoa!) and begged not to be sent back to the pokey. A cop from Wednesday’s “save a man from jumping off the roof” incident (hmmmm… what a coinkydink, no?) testified on Tip’s behalf but… no such luck. Clifford has 2 weeks to turn himself in. But, on an up note, Lil Wayne should be getting out of Rikers around that time. #brightside?
The revolving door of Black men and prison continues…
UPDATE: T.I.’s lawyers are appealing the decision. Dude’s trying to delay the inevitable…
T.I. is becoming quite the source for “shaking my head”-worthy comedy these days. First, he gets nabbed by 5-0 for having a baggie of that illegal just after being released from a prison stint. Then, in what some have dismissed as a publicity stunt, he “saves” a suicidal man from trying to Superman himself off the roof of a building in the ATL. Oh….but it gets even better. TMZ has the text of what T.I. told the man to “save” him from jumping.
ride or die
1. Conjunction of the phrases “ride it out” and “die trying”. In other words you’re down for whatever, even if it kills you. “That is my girl and I’ll ride or die with her.” Urban Dictionary
While observing a late Twitter debate about just how much time T.I. might serve after his recent arrest in California, I began wondering how much does one woman have to put up with to be “down” for her man. Now, I’m a T.I. fan and I’m happy they got married and wish them the best…yaada yaada (glad we got that out the way) and who am I to know who those drugs belong to, but humor me for a second.
T.I. and Tiny have been dating since 2001. They’ve celebrated the birth of two children and mourned the loss of another. They’ve been through T.I.’s weapons charges and subsequent jail time. Plus, there was that time back in ’07 when their house got raided by the alphabet boys. ‘Memba that? Now, add this latest arrest and that’s a whole lotta self-inflicted shizz to endure in a relationship. Plus, they didn’t actually get married til this year (after rumors of groupies and “Hoopz“…talk about waiting to exhale. Anywho, if you lost brain cells on BET’s Tiny & Toya like I did, you’d know that Tiny has put her dreams on hold because Tip isn’t crazy about her resuming her singing career. Then there’s that rumor that he put the squash on the reality show altogether because he didn’t like shining the spotlight on his family.
In a tweet shortly after T.I. & Tiny’s arrests, 50 Cent suggested that Tiny needs to “take that charge” to keep T.I. out of jail. I know commitment and married life mean for better or worse…but, here’s my question: when does being a “ride or die” chick morph into just being plain stupid?
The couple got popped Wednesday night in West Hollywood for making an illegal u-turn. Cops smelled marijuana smoke coming from their Maybach and ultimately found what sources say were Ecstasy pills inside the vehicle. Tip’s probation officer ordered him to return to Atlanta immejitly following his release from LA’s holding cell (or wherever they keep celebrities without sense).
The honeymoon is over for T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle because TMZ has learned they were arrested tonight and booked for the alleged possession of a controlled substance.
Law enforcement sources tell us L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over the multi-platinum selling rapper and his wife in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard around 10:30PM. Deputies say they smelled marijuana, and after searching the vehicle they arrested T.I. and Tameka.
The couple just got married on July 30 in Miami, and T.I. — real name Clifford Harris Jr. — is on probation after doing seven months in prison on federal weapons charges.
We’re told T.I. and Tameka are in custody right now. Bail amount is $10,000.
UPDATE: They were released around 4 am (PT).
UPDATED SOME MO’: Tiny tweeted this to her followers after her release (is getting arrested then tweeting the new hotness?)…
I love a man with a heart of gold and country drawl. Le sigh.
Anyway, T.I. took his love for the kids to a new level at the close of his “K.I.N.G. Camp” when he gave each youngster a brand spanking new laptop. The computers were rewards for their hard work during the 12 week program.
The “K.I.N.G. Camp” was created to uplift urban youth by introducing a shift in thinking and encouraging them to become leaders.
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