News: Tiny Gives Update On T.I., "I See Him Every Weekend" [Audio]
Thursday, Jul 16, 2009 4:50PM
T.I.'s long-time girlfriend Tiny Cottle recently gave an update on the Grand Hustle leader and why he refuses to allow his kids to come visit him.
In addition to speaking on how often she sees Tip, Tiny also explained the role his agent plays in visits.
"I see him every weekend," Tiny revealed in an interview. "Like I go every weekend. Normally, if I go, I leave on Sunday and go visit him Sunday and Monday. I go two days. He's still saying [don't bring the kids.] I spoke about it just when I was there recently, well, actually somebody else was there, his agent. His agent was there asking about the kids and saying that he prefers them not to be there." (Atlanta's V-103)
Tip's Arkansas prison facility was recently shut down for over two weeks not allowing visitors due to a virus scare.
The visitation was restored Saturday (July 4) after having been suspended more than two weeks ago. Numerous inmates at the low-security unit were sickened by a suspected gastrointestinal virus in mid June. Visits were suspended for 18 days. The prison's executive assistant R.D. Weeks said 158 of the 2,075 inmates reported symptoms, along with several correctional staff members. One inmate did test positive for norovirus. (WXVT News)
Grand Hustle's DJ Drama previously addressed rumors which claimed the rapper had been infected.
"Nah, I haven't talked to Tip directly," Drama explained in an interview. "But I was up at the office the other day and he's good. There were some rumors going on about some sickness or something that happened at the prison but all that's false, I know he's good. He's getting all the letters people are writing him and everything. Tiny has been up there multiple times even though he says he don't want nobody to come up and see him. I'm curious though, I definitely wanna know his reaction to the Michael Jackson situation, him passing and even in general you know. You think about all of the people locked up feeling the same way. Tip is good. He'll be home sooner than later. You know what I mean, get right back to work." (Mr. Peter Parker Show)
T.I. turned himself in to authorities in late May.
Rapper T.I. reported to a federal prison in Arkansas Tuesday (May 26) after a court imposed deadline to begin serving a weapons conviction...A federal prisons spokesman said after the deadline that Harris was not listed in custody. It's not clear if Harris will face any sanctions for apparently missing the deadline. Harris could face more than eight years in prison if he does not meet terms of his plea deal. (Associated Press)
Tip is currently scheduled to be released from prison in 2010.
Check out Tiny's update on T.I. below: