Who is T.I.?
T.I. is an American rapper, record executive, actor, songwriter, and stand-up comedian. He is often cited in the media as one of the highest-selling hip-hop artists of all time. He is also credited as one of the pioneers of the trap music subgenre of hip-hop.
T.I. is also known by other nicknames like “T.I.P”, “Tip” and “Rubberband man”.
T.I.’s real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. He was born on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. He is 42 years old as of October 2022.
About T.I.’s parents
T.I. was born to Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr (father) and Violeta Morgan (mother). He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Robert Morgan (grandfather) and Willie “Bell” Smith (grandmother) in Atlanta’s Center Hill neighbourhood in Westside Bankhead Zone 1, United States. According to reports, T.I.’s grandfather, Robert Morgan, played a big role in turning him into the successful rapper he is today. Unfortunately, Robert Morgan passed away in 2015 at the age of 84.
About T.I.’s father – Clifford “Buddy” Harris
T.I.’s biological father, Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr died in 1997. He got married to Violeta Morgan (T.I.’s mother) in the 1980s and it’s uncertain the number of children they have together. According to reports, Clifford suffered from Alzheimer’s and died of the disease in 1997. His burial ceremony was held at the World Changers Church International (WCCI) on November 19, 2002.
About T.I.’s mother – Violeta Morgan
Violeta Morgan was born in 1958 in Chicago, United States. She worked as an American Sales Executive before quitting to devote her time to social work and her family. She got married to Clifford “Buddy” Harris (T.I’.s father) in the early 1980s and it is uncertain the number of children they have.
About Rapper T.I.’s siblings
According to reports, rapper T.I. has up to six siblings, but only three are in the spotlight. T.I.’s publicly known siblings include his two elder sisters LaTeisha Clark and Antoinette Precious Chapman and his younger brother Bryce Harris. His other lesser-known siblings include Velma Crump, Falesha Johnson, and Selena Johnson. There is no information about them.
a. LaTeisha Clark – T.I.’s older sister
LaTeisha Clark (née Harris) is T.I.’s elder half-sister from his father’s previous relationship. According to reports, LaTeisha works as a nurse and is the mother of two children. There is no information about her early life and personal life.
b. Antionette “Precious” Chapman
Antionette “Precious” Chapman (née Harris) is T.I.’s second elder half-sister. She was born on May 23, 1952, in the United States to Clifford “Buddy” Harris and a woman identified as Odette. Precious Chapman is a member of one of the eldest Black sororities called “Delta Sigma Theta”. She is also the mother of three kids named Kamaya Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese, and Kareem “Plug” Chapman. Sadly, Precious Chapman passed away on February 22, 2019, at the age of 66 after being involved in a car crash.
c. Bryce Harris – T.I.’s younger brother
Bryce Harris is T.I.’s younger half-brother. He was born on October 27, 1991, in the United States. He is 30 years old as of October 2022. Just like his older brother, Bryce has carved out a career for himself in the music industry under the name “GFMBryyce”. He is also a member of T.I.’s hustle gang. In 2017, he released the track “Do No Wrong” with his brother T.I. and rapper Young Dro.
Rapper T.I.’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (October 2022), T.I. is happily married to his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris. The couple started dating in 2001 and tied the knot on July 30, 2010, in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. T.I. and Tiny have three children together – two sons and one daughter. T.I. also has three other children from two other women.
Before Tameka, T.I. has also been in relationships with several women including Lashon Dixon-Thompson, Ranniqua Brannum (aka Ms Niko), and many others.
List of Rapper T.I.’s girlfriends
Before getting married, T.I. had several long-lasting relationships with several women. Below is a list of the women T.I. has dated in the past. The list also includes his current wife Tameka Harris.
- T.I. was in a relationship with Lashon Dixon-Thompson in 1995.
- T.I. was in a relationship with Ranniqua Brannum in 1999.
- T.I. was in a relationship with LaToya Luckett in 2000.
- T.I. was in a brief relationship with Nia Long in 2005.
- T.I. was in a relationship with Nicole Alexander in 2006.
- T.I. was rumoured to be in a relationship with Ciara in 2006.
- T.I. was rumoured to be in a relationship with Keyshia Cole in 2006.
- T.I. was rumoured to be in a relationship with Blac Chyna in 2009.
- T.I. got married to Tameka “Tiny” Harris in 2010.
- T.I. was in a brief relationship with Jasmine Jaye in 2013.
- T.I. was in a relationship with Analicia Chaves in 2016.
- T.I. was in a brief relationship with Bernice Burgos in 2016.
About T.I.’s relationship with Lashon Dixon-Thompson
Lashon Dixon-Thompson is an American reality TV star, television personality, and businesswoman. She is widely recognized as the first girlfriend and baby mama of rapper T.I. She was born on November 30, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She is 42 years old as of October 2022.
T.I. and Lashon Dixon-Thompson started dating in 1995 when T.I. was not yet an established artist. They welcomed their first child, Messiah Harris in 2000, and a year later, they welcomed their second child, Domani Harris. Sadly, their relationship didn’t lead to marriage as the pair called it quits in 2001. A few years after their relationship ended, they both went to court for a review of the child support T.I. pays for their two children. According to Lashon Dixon-Thompson, T.I. was paying her $2000 which she claimed was too small to take care of the boys.
She then appealed for the amount to be increased to $10000. Meanwhile, T.I. stated how he has been paying more than the monthly $2000 and has also helped Lashon pay a down payment for her house, car, and the children’s private lesson. The case was later settled with an order for T.I. to increase his child support payment.
In addition, T.I. will continue to pay for the children’s private schooling, medical bills, and extracurricular activities. At the same time, Lashon Dixon-Thompson will maintain primary physical custody. As of October 2022, Lashon is happily married to Teshon Thompson, driver and owner of a trucking company. Together, they have one daughter, Ajah Carter.
About T.I.’s relationship with Ranniqua Brannum
Ranniqua Brannum aka Ms Niko is an African-American singer and songwriter widely recognized as the second baby mama of T.I. She was born on September 22, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She is 29 years old as of October 2022.
T.I. and Ranniqua Brannum dated in August 1999 before they parted ways in January 2001. Not much is known about their relationship except that they have one daughter, Deyjah Imani Harris.
About T.I.’s marriage with Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris
Tameka Harris (née Cottle) is the current wife of T.I. She is an American singer and songwriter best known for being a member of the R&B multi-platinum group “Xcape”. She was born on July 14, 1975, in College Park, Georgia, United States. She is 47 years old as of October 2022. She also goes by the nickname “Tiny”.
T.I. and Tiny met in a mall in late 2001 and started dating immediately after. Before getting married, the couple had two kids together, along with their kids from previous relationships. Tiny had a daughter named Zonnique from her previous relationship with Zonnie “Zoboe” Pullins whom she dated from 1992 to 1998, while T.I. has two sons and a daughter from his previous relationships with Lashon Dixon and Ranniqua.
T.I. and Tiny welcomed their first child together Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III in 2004. In 2007, they had a daughter, Leyah Amore Harris who was born stillborn. Their second son Major Philant Harris was born in 2008.
They later got married on July 30, 2010, in Miami Beach, Florida. In September 2010, two months after they tied the knot, T.I. was arrested and jailed on a drug charge and for violating the terms of his probation. Following his release from prison, the couple made their reality TV debut in the series “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” which covers their life and marriage. In 2016, the couple welcomed their third child, Heiress Diana Harris.
T.I. and Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris divorce
Nine months after welcoming their third child, Heiress, Tiny filed for divorce, following accusations of infidelity from both sides. In July 2017, T.I. filed a counter-suit against Tiny. At that time, the rapper was reportedly seeking his terms for the divorce in response to Tiny seeking primary custody of their three children plus shared access to their joint money and investment accounts.
However, they eventually found their way back to each other. In a conversation with Jada Pinkett-Smith in 2019, the couple revealed why they chose to work on their relationship, and part of it was that Tiny came to an understanding of how T.I. lost control and didn’t know how to deal with how independent she became while he was in prison. In July 2022, they celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary.
Tiny took to her Instagram page to post the heart-warming message:
I’m late, I was having too much fun on my anniversary trip but I wanted to say Happy 12th anniversary to the man of my dreams. Thank you for loving me the way u do. After 21 years we find a way to be in love like we just met. U are 4ever my King. Thank you for ALL that u do for me & our family! U just get better & better with time & all for our love. Mr. &Mrs. H 4lifers…
About T.I.’s relationship with Bernice Burgos
Bernice Burgos is an American model. She was born on April 17, 1980, in The Bronx, New York, United States. She is 42 years old as of October 2022.
T.I. and Bernice Burgos met in 2016 when Tiny filed for divorce. Bernice Burgos was later accused of coming between the couple. With rumours circulating that Bernice was T.I.’s side chick, Tiny took to her Instagram to respond to a fan on Bernice’s page stating:
I ain’t losing sleep over no pass around bitch! Bless him and Bless her too!
In response to Tiny’s comments, Bernice Burgos wrote:
That home had BEEN broken. And I’ve NEVER dealt with a married man in my life…Technically when a person files for divorce it’s saying they’re moving on with their lives & their marriage has failed…NEVER have I ever been passed around.
Rapper T.I.’s children
As of the time of publishing this article, Rapper T.I. is the proud father of seven children from three different women.
List of T.I.’s children
- Zonnique Jailee Pullins
- Messiah Ya’ Majesty Harris
- Deyjah Imani Harris
- Domani Uriah Harris
- Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III
- Major Philant Harris
- Heiress Diana Harris.
About Rapper T.I.’s children
|Zonnique Jailee Pullins||Female||26||Tameka Harris|
|Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris||Male||22||Lashon Dixon-Thompson|
|Domani Uriah Harris||Male||21||Lashon Dixon-Thompson|
|Deyjah Imani Harris||Female||21||Ranniqua Brannum|
|Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III||Male||18||Tameka Harris|
|Major Philant Harris||Male||14||Tameka Harris|
|Heiress Diana Harris||Female||6||Tameka Harris|
a. Zonnique Jailee Pullins
Zonnique Jailee Pullins is T.I.’s stepdaughter. She is Tiny’s daughter from a previous relationship. Zonnique was born on March 20, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia to Tiny and her then-boyfriend, Zonnie “Zeboe” Pullins. She is 26 years old as of October 2022. Zonnique was a member of a girl group called OMG Girlz and has also released solo music under her name. She also has a recurring role on the reality series “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta”. Zonnique Jailee Pullins is currently in a relationship with rapper Bundhunta Izzy and they have one child together.
b. Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris
Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris is T.I.’s first son with his ex-girlfriend Lashon Dixon-Thompson. Messiah is a music producer who has worked on some of his dad’s albums. He was born on February 2, 2000, in the United States. He is 22 years old as of October 2022.
c. Domani Uriah Harris
Domani Harris is T.I.’s second son with his ex-girlfriend Lashon Dixon-Thompson. He was born on March 16, 2001, in the United States. He is 21 years old as of October 2022. Following in his father’s footsteps, Domani is involved in the music industry. He appeared in “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical” and in 2018, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on the musical.
d. Deyjah Imani Harris
Deyjah Imani Harris was born on June 17, 2001, to T.I. and his ex Ranniqua Brannum. She is 21 years old as of October 2022. In 2019, T.I. came under heavy backlash on social media after admitting in a podcast that he attends yearly gynaecology appointments with Deyjah Imani to check her hymen. Following the backlash, the episode was deleted from all streaming platforms and Deyjah deleted her social media accounts.
e. Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III
Clifford “King” Joseph III is the first child T.I. and his wife Tiny have together. He is a rapper and performer signed to Tara Thomas Agency. He was born on August 25, 2004. He is 18 years old as of October 2022. King is known for his colourful hairstyles and eclectic style.
f. Major Philant Harris
Major Philant Harris is T.I. and Tiny’s second son. He was born on May 16, 2008. He is 14 years old as of October 2022. Major keeps a low profile and as a result, not much is known about him.
g. Heiress Diana Harris
Heiress Diana Harris is the youngest of T.I’s children. She was born on March 25, 2016, to T.I. and Tiny. She is 6 years old as of October 2022. As young as she is, Heiress has a line of all-natural children’s nail polish in her name called “The Royal Collection by Heiress Harris”.
About Rapper T.I.’s grandchildren
As of the time of publishing this article (October 2022), T.I. is a grandfather of one. His granddaughter, Hunter Zoelle James, was born on December 16, 2020, to Zonnique Jailee Pullins and her baby daddy, Bandhunta Izzy. She is one year old as of October 2022.
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Wow what a lovely family you have.