Tiny Speaks On T.I.’s Status and Atlanta Violence
Â Fresh off an appearance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, TV star Tameka “Tiny” Cottle recently gave an update of her husband’s current condition and the tragic violence that’s hit her inner circle.
Earlier this month, Tiny’s former Xscape bandmate and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burrus lost her fiancÃ©e Ashley “AJ” Jewell.
His death was the result of injuries sustained in a fight at an Atlanta strip club.
Coupled with the brutal shooting death of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest in July, Cottle revealed that T.I. urges her to remain close to home to prevent becoming a target.
“I talk to him about a little of everything, just things going on. He hears things and we talk about it,” Tiny explained. “He wants me to stay out the way, me being out of harm’s way. I know it’s a lot of crazy things going on so I try to stay in as much as possible because I don’t have him here. So I come out only when it’s necessary. I stay out the way. But he even said it was a terrible situation that AJ had to lose his life like that. Him not knowing the situation and what’s going on he really can’t speak on it.”
Tiny was on hand October 10 at Atlanta’s BET Hip-Hop Awards taping to accept two awards for T.I.
The Atlanta superstar took home honors for CD of the Year [Paper Trail] and Collaboration of the Year [“Live Your Life”].
When asked how he’s mentally coping with the prison sentence, Tiny explained that he engages in regular jail activities while being kept abreast of Grand Hustle business.
“He’s doing good. He’s passing the time by working out and just doing things they do inside, you know,” she stated. “He’s playing handball and things like that. I go see him every Sunday, sometimes on Mondays. We talk everyday. He gets emails, working out and doing things like that so he’s busy in there. He has a full schedule.”
The 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards is scheduled to air on Tuesday October 27 at 8PM.
At press time, T.I. is set to be released from prison on March 26, 2010