Tameka Cottle-Harris AKA Tiny is one of the few teen stars to successfully transition to a successful, business-savy adult woman. Tiny was born into a musical family. Her father, Charles Pope, along with her uncle were the founding members of R&B group, The Tams. At age 15, she auditioned for and became a member of the eventual multi-platinum, R&B girl-group Xscape alongside Kandi Burrus. Xscape released hit after hit, selling over ten million copies worldwide and earning the group two Soul Train Music Awards. Tiny was far from finished after Xscape disbanded in 1998.
She went on to co-write TLC’s smash hit “No Scrubs” which not only won a Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year, but was #1 on the Billboard charts for ten weeks. She and T.I. met in 2001 and quickly connected. The pair were married in 2010 after a ten year courtship. As we’ve seen onT.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, they haven’t lost their spark at all. Being a devoted wife and mother to six children could easily be considered a full-time job, but Tiny stays even busier with her production company, Pretty Hustle, and her non-profit, For the Love of our Fathers. Tiny is an inspiration to us here at VH1 so we gave her The Scoop treatment. From what she would be doing if she weren’t a performer to her biggest pet peeve, find out the nine things you never knew about Tiny!
Read on for some of our favorite Tiny moments from T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle!