Grammy-winning rapper T.I. may have to make room for another potential reality television cast member as rumors claim his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle is expecting.
While Tiny has yet to address the gossip, speculation of a new baby on the way has developed across social media.
Recent reports provided insight on Tip’s departure from Columbia Records.
UPDATE (9/21/15): Here’s some new info on T.I.’s leave from Columbia Records and going indie. According to a source familiar with the situation, T.I. fulfilled his one-album deal with Columbia and both parties were satisfied with Paperwork. There was an option to renew his contract with the label, but they mutually decided not to and there’s no bad blood between them. (Complex)
Recently, the “King of the South” dished on his quiet departure and recent release of his solo offering, Da’ Nic.
“Having just exited my deal at Columbia, I was a rogue artist, busting creativity, just waiting to put music in the marketplace,” T.I. tells us, “so while I’m sorting out my next situation, I’m blessed enough to be able to control my destiny and put music out as quickly as I want to, and was able to release a TIP album, which I had wanted to do for a long time.” (HITS Daily Double)
Although slim with details, Tip detailed how serious music mogul Dr. Dre is at producing last month.
“Dre’s the homie, to be honest with you. I’ve never seen somebody so meticulous about music before. The only thing that I can say was a similar experience was when me and Eminem did those songs together. The way Em is about a verse, that’s how Dre is about production. It’s a very tedious, meticulous, nerve-wracking process. But the outcome is immeasurable. You just can’t describe the difference in the magnitude of production that goes from what we’re used to doing and what he’s used to doing.” (Rolling Stone)