As we all know, TI and Tiny, one of our favorite Hip-Hop couples is going through a seemingly amicable divorce. And while the two seem to be going through it relatively peacefully, a seemingly well-meaning TI continues to sub salt in our wounds (yes, those of us who don’t enjoy seeing long relationships like this come to an end feel wounded) by insisting that their break-up hasn’t changed much, particularly how he feels about Tiny.
Still, a few months ago, we reported (see HERE), that TI called his marriage to Tiny a “distraction,” when he was asked about their breakup during an interview.
“…ultimately, I’m the patriarch of this family. And it’s my responsibility to take us onward and upward. I just have a purpose and I don’t always have the time to do the thoughtful and considerate thing that a husband should do.”
This, of course, may be true, but even Tiny admitted the words were harsh to hear.
Yesterday, TI posted this long, Happy Birthday message to Tiny via his Facebook page:
Happy Gday to my beautiful lovely lil loud mouth,argumentative know it all,shit kickin,Cap ass Southside Patna. @majorgirl As a couple We’ve experienced some of the greatest moments in our lives together & burnt a hole in a bunch of big bags of money,in some of the most beautiful places in the world. And while I may have fucked up & still have so many more fuck ups in me on so many levels,one thing that’s never gon change is how I consider you…. You are,have been,& always will be one of the Best Friends I have in the world. We’ve done just about all there is to do,good & bad. I remember for a long time we couldn’t even spend a day apart from one another we were so emotionally connected. Then we were forced to “do time” apart back to back. (That shit sucked huh?) Then we popped back up on they ass and showed the world how cool raising kids could be on Family Hustle. While that may have put a few million more people than we’d like in our personal intimate business,it also became an example for so many who didn’t have one in the areas of parenting,family & marriage in HipHop…. That’s some real stand up shit to be proud of. We have 7 amazing kids who all have enough skills,smarts,talent and ability to take care of us in our old age….Now That’s awesome!!! And while most of these nosey, no business havin,overly-opinionated,fake caring ass people would see it as a break up… I see it differently. In my eyes,we didn’t break up,we EVOLVED into something unconditional. A relationship that supersedes fidelity,physical presence,or any other disagreement we may have faced. What we have is stronger than the bullshit & for that I’m thankful. We’ve taught each other things that’ll allow us to continue to raise hell & kick shit for many many moons. Keep pressing your line & polishing your shine Mrs.H… Enjoy this day that’s a celebration of the day the lord gave US You!!! Kick Big Shit Fa That!!!! With Eternal Love Respect & Admiration, 👑Tip👑BIG Daddy👑King Sr👑Mr Harris. #HappyBirthdayMrsH
TI would have the world believe that somehow walking away from a 16-year relationship is cool. And while yes, their marriage is none of our business, he and his wife brought us into their marriage, by airing The Family Hustle. So, of course, many of us fell in love with their family, and were saddened to hear that they’d be divorcing. And now that we’re here, and TI continues to want to spin this story into something it isn’t. He can say all this “we’re evolving” and “you’re my best-friend” crap to soothe himself, but we’re not buying it. It’s not cool, and it’s not okay to cheat on your wife and break up a family.