Tameka Tiny Cottle was born on July 14, 1995, in College Park, Georgia. Her mother, Dianne Cottle is Caucasian and father, Charles “Speedy” Pope is African American. Her father and her uncle, Joseph Pope had created the R&B group The Tams. Cottle attended Tri-Cities performing Arts High School and joined the R&B quartet Xscape in 1992.
Tiny has been surrounded by music since her childhood as she lived in the epicenter of R&B and Hip Hop music in the 90’s. Tiny had three childhood friends named Kandi Burrus, Tamika and LaTocha Scott with whom she formed the girl group Xscape. They began performing at local talent shows in Atlanta.
Tiny began dating rapper T.I in 2002 and later married him on July 30, 2010, in Miami Beach, Florida. Their relationship went well and they produced two sons together namely King Harris and Major Philant Harris. Thye also have one daughter together named Heiress Diana Harris. T.I and tiny encountered a misfortune with their daughter Leyah Amore Harris who was stillborn in 2007.
T.I and Tiny both have children of their own from previous marriages. Tiny has an older daughter, Zonnique Jailee Pullins with Zonnie Pullins. While T.I has three children, two sons namely Domani Uriah and Messiah Ya’Majesty and a daughter named Deyjah Imani Harris from his previous marriage. Tiny’s father, Charles Pope suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for a long time and finally died on July 11, 2013, at the age of 76.
The couple announced that they were expecting their third child together and on March 26, 2016, they welcomed a baby girl named Heiress Diana Harris. However, the relationship did not work that well and they finally parted ways in December 2016 by filing divorce. There was news about family dinner of T.I. and Tiny after a month of her divorce.
Career: Tiny’s career finally took off at the age of 17 years when a music producer Jermaine Dupri witnessed Xscape’s local performance on the occasion of Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration in Atlanta. He took no time to sign a deal with them and that is how Tiny got a wider exposure to showcase her talent in new record label, So So Def Recordings.
Xscape started gaining success with their debut single Just Kickin It became the first of three top ten Billboard singles which is from their debut album Hummin’ Comin’. The album earned so huge success that it sold over 1 million copies and took up a sold out tour making a huge amount of nearly $50 million. The group later released two more albums with one of them being Traces of My Lipstick which was the biggest selling album selling 3 million copies worldwide and also got featured “Arms of The One Who Loves You.” Cottle happened to be the lead singer on six of Xscape’s hit singles namely “Understanding”, “Do You Want To?”, “All I Need”, “Love’s a Funny Thing”, “My Little Secret”, and “Am I Dreamin'”.
In later time around 2001, the friends separated their ways and Xscape broke down. However, Tiny continued with her music career leaving the stage to write. She co-produced some of the decade’s biggest hits for artist like Lil Kim, TLC, and Bow Wow. After a big break of 5 years, she reunited with sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott and also added a new member, Kiesha Miles, to release a Xscape album entitled Unchained. She is even involved in a project called OMG Girlz with Kiesha Miles. Like mother like daughter, also Zonnique, Tiny’s daughter, is a part of the musical trio.
Tiny came up with a reality series in 2009 called Tiny and Toya that made its debut on BET. In her break from a music career. She was featured along with the family in her husband’s video for “Hello” and the OMG Girlz. Finally in 2014, Tiny returned to the music industry with her first solo single “What The Fuck You Gon Do?” under the label Pretty Hustle that hit the number 5 position on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts. Also, within 24 hours of release, it became the number one song on the charts for that genre.
Tameka received two Soul Train Music Awards for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album and the A-Town Music Award for Best Duo/Group. She received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for penning TLC’s hit single “No Scrubs”. Her achievements also include recognition in an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award in the R&B and Pop Music categories for “No Scrubs”, as well as the ASCAP Rap Award for her work on the Sporty Thievz track “No Pigeons.”
Tiny along with her husband T.I. were arrested following a motor vehicle stop in Los Angeles and police also reported about the odor of burnt marijuana from the vehicle and the couple were found to be in possession of a controlled substance, ecstasy in September 2010. They had to post $10,000 for bail.
Tameka Cottle Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $9.2 Million US Dollars
Being a renowned singer in Hollywood industry with so much of fan following on social media Tameka has earned a lot of popularity and income sources. She has an estimated net worth of $9.2 million US dollars as of 2017. Besides, she owns a big budget home. Her major source of net worth is her singing career and music empire.
Tameka Cottle Assets
Tiny Cottle owns a home located only 30 minutes from Atlanta that she brought on October 6, 2014. The house is spread over 12,973 Sq. ft and has 6 bedroom and 9 full bathrooms along with a two-story opening to the room with views of the private pool and golf course. The kitchen has granite countertops, two islands, top-of-the-line appliances and a gold-leaf tiered rotunda with shimmering chandelier.
The relaxing master suite, a cozy, romantic fireplace, private balcony, master bath with a soaking tub and an enormous walk-in shower. There is a media room, custom bar, stone wine cellar, and covered outdoor terrace with spa and outdoor fireplace at the terrace level.
– T.I. and Tiny met at dinner after a month of their divorce and it looks like they’re still enjoying each other’s company.
– Clifford T.I. Harris tries to convince Tameka Tiny Cottle to end divorce proceedings.
Tiny is one such singer who has driven success at heights in her career even after a long hiatus. She has gained a lot of following as well as she is a mother to a large number of kids. We look forward to more of her music and albums and explore more of her talent.