Hip-hop star T.I. has slammed rapper Azealia Banks after she fired off a number of online insults poking fun at his wife, Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle. Banks has taken issue with the lyrics to the Whatever You Like hitmaker's new single No Mediocre, and decided to take less-than-subtle shots at T.I. and former Xscape singer Cottle.
In a post on her Twitter.com blog, she quipped, "U want no mediocre but ... Have you seen your wife?"
The message was quickly deleted, but she continued to make disparaging remarks online on Tuesday (17Jun14) by referencing lyrics from No Mediocre, writing, "The n**ga shouting bad b**ches this bad b**ches that, is almost always at home with some busted bumpkin (sic)."
She went on to tweet, "But your wife has meth face... And your wife can't read", before challenging T.I. to "Come see me n**ga (confront her)".
Her multiple messages caught T.I.'s attention on Tuesday (17Jun14), when he took to his Instagram page to share a screen grab of a horned Banks from her Atlantis video, and suggested she quit insulting his family or face the consequences.
A furious T.I. wrote, "U musty-mouthed-thot-bot-bad-body-syphilis-lipped-rectum-vomit-unimportant-ugggggly-monstrosity-of-a-maggot-a** B**CCHHHH!!!!!! If u speak ill of my family again..... I WILL END YOU!!!!!! ... #NoBuuullls**t people fall down stairs daily.... U better watch yo step,u ugly-a** Gremlin-baby (sic)".
Banks, who has previously clashed with T.I. over her rap rival Iggy Azalea, who is his protege, refused to back down and responded by claiming she would be taking legal action against T.I. for his threatening post.
She tweeted, "Guess who's about to get sued for threatening me! N**gas Love Jail".
Rapper T.I. has laughed off rumours suggesting he was left with two black eyes following a brawl with boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in Las Vegas over the weekend (24-25May14). The Whatever You Like hitmaker reportedly approached Mayweather outside a burger restaurant early on Sunday (25May14) and exchanged words, before throwing a punch at the sportsman. Bodyguards for the two men intervened as the altercation escalated, and police later arrived on the scene to investigate the disturbance, although both stars had already left the location by the time cops turned up.
T.I. has since taken to his Instagram.com blog to dismiss reports he was beaten up by the undefeated boxer, showing off his uninjured face in a short video, in which he says, "What they say I got two black eye (sic)?" He fails to shed light on what sparked the bust-up, but admits to hurting his right hand in the scuffle as he holds up his bandaged arm and laughs as he says, "F**ked my hand though, that's about it."
Meanwhile, Mayweather, Jr. has spoken out to share his side of the story, claiming the root of the problem stems from his friendship with T.I.'s singer wife, Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle. The boxer reveals he was eating at the Fatburger restaurant when T.I. walked up and confronted him, and although "a riot kinda (sic) broke out", he insists that was the extent of the brawl. Mayweather, Jr. tells NecoleBitchie.com, "He probably does some foolish things, but he ain't no damn fool to swing on me (sic). Like, you must've forgot what I do for a living."
He also took the opportunity to apologise to Cottle for telling T.I. during the bust-up to "control your b**ch", a reference to the former Xscape bandmember. He adds, "I don't want to say that about Tiny. So I do apologise to Tiny because she cool people (sic). She never been disrespectful to me (sic)." Cottle has yet to comment on the incident.
"We brought it to life... for ourselves, and then the producer She'kspere had played it for some of the powers that be at LaFace (Records), and they immediately were like, 'We want this song for TLC...' It was probably the best thing we could have ever, ever did (sic) by giving TLC that No Scrubs record, because, for one, it gave me a Grammy." Rapper T.I.'s wife Tameka Cottle on letting TLC record No Scrubs, which she wrote with former Xscape bandmate Kandi Burruss.
R&B star Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has confessed to undergoing cosmetic treatment to boost her butt. The former Xscape singer/songwriter, who is married to rapper T.I., has become known for showing off her curves in photos on Instagram.com, and now she has revealed her figure isn't all natural.
She made the confession during an appearance on America's The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday (25Mar14) when she was asked if she had "a natural booty or a bought booty", to which she replied, "It's a little both."
She stopped short of revealing exactly what she'd had done to her backside, but Cottle did state that she had previously undergone surgery to improve the look of her breasts too, adding, "They're bought. I've always had a lot of boobs (sic), but after three babies, they started to sag."
But there is one part of her body the 38 year old has decided against having work on - her nose.
She said, "I thought about it but it's my dad nose so I just feel like, you know, (I don't want to touch it)."
Cottle's father, Charles Pope, died last year (13).
R&B singer/songwriter Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has blamed a finger injury for failing to wear her wedding ring amid ongoing rumours suggesting her marriage to rapper T.I. is on the rocks. Speculation surrounding the status of the couple's relationship has been swirling online for several weeks after T.I. left the former Xscape star to walk the red carpet at the Grammy Awards solo, while weeks later he also publicly criticised his wife for posting a photo on Instagram.com showing off her slim waist and backside.
Cottle has fuelled the troubled marriage claims by recently stepping out without her wedding ring, but she has now spoken out to clear up the allegations.
She says, "We had a couple fights and we were arguing. We argue all the time though. We had this one big fall out about the Grammys... but no, we're still together. No divorce, we're just normal. We go through the same things that everybody does."
Explaining the reason for her missing engagement and wedding bands, she tells U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams, "I jammed my finger so I can't even fit it (on my finger). For real, it's a big rock. I would like to wear it."
The couple, which has two kids and four stepchildren together, began dating in 2001 and wed in 2010.
Former Xscape singer Kandi Burruss is refusing to reunite with her bandmates due to an ongoing feud between herself and founding member Tamika Scott. The popular R&B girl group had a slew of hits in the 1990s, but disbanded in 2000 after nearly 10 years together.
Scott, along with her sister LaTocha and Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle reunited in 2005 to record a new album, Burruss refused to be part of the band's return to the music scene, and during a joint interview on U.S. late night talk show Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (23Mar14), Burruss and Cottle were asked whether the original members of the group would ever come together again to create a new record.
Cottle, referring to her pal Burruss, conceded, "She's hard-headed."
Burruss, who is also a star on America's The Real Housewives of Atlanta docu-series, defended her decision to steer clear of a reunion, and said, "One of my group members said some real foul stuff about me and she never publicly apologised for lying."
While Cottle noted that Scott had already done so, Burruss was quick to reply, "She apologised personally to me once, I feel like it wasn't genuine."
Cottle added, "Tamika said she would apologise. I understand, Kandi, I do. I'm not against you, buddy."
Reports suggest the feud stems from Scott's allegations that Burruss had an affair with superproducer Jermaine Dupri, which ultimately caused tension within the group.
Apparently he can do whatever he likes. Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) has been released from federal prison in Arkansas today and immediately took to Twitter rejoicing about his recent freedom saying "Feels great to be back where I belong...Back in the arms of those who need me the most." For those of you who don't know the story, the rapper served 10 months for violating his gun conviction parole when he and wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested on drug possession charges in September. He will be completing the remainder of 11-month sentence at a half-way house, but the location will not be disclosed until after he arrives.
It's also worth noting now that he's out of prison, the singer is set to team up with VH1 for a new untitled reality show premiering Dec. 5. The half-hour, 10-episode series will chronicle his life on the outside, including getting reacclimated to the outside world, his relationship with Tiny, the plans he has to jump-start his music career, and his attempts to raise his children, all while fulfilling the terms of his strict probation. Wow, they really will make a reality show out of anything. This makes Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Jersey Shore seem almost Emmy worthy. Almost.
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The former Dawson's Creek star, 33, exchanged vows with Kimberly Brook, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, on Sunday (01Aug10).
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Best day of my life so far... The woman I love did me the honour of became (sic) my wife today... I look forward to earning her for the rest of my life."
The newlyweds are expecting their baby in the autumn (10).
Van Der Beek was previously husband to actress Heather Ann McComb. He started dating Brook last summer (09) after his marriage broke down.
The actor's nuptials round out a weekend of celebrity weddings - rap superstar T.I. married Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle in Miami, Florida on Friday (30Jul10), while Alicia Keys tied the knot with producer Swizz Beatz in Corsica, France on Saturday (31Jul10). DJ Jazzy Jeff also exchanged vows with his girlfriend on Saturday.
Incarcerated rapper T.I. was the toast of the BET Awards on Saturday night -- accepting two honors from his jail cell.
The rapper is currently serving a 366-day sentence at an Arkansas penitentiary following his conviction on weapons charges.
He recently saw his CD Paper Trail shoot up the charts, and now the record has earned him a BET Award for Album of the Year.
The ceremony at the Atlanta Civic Center in Georgia also saw the shamed star honored with the Best Collaboration award for his track "Live Your Life," with Rihanna.
T.I.'s fiancé Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle picked up the prizes on his behalf and read a letter that the star penned from his prison cell.
The rapper wrote, "Although I'm not there with you all, I'm there in spirit. My road to redemption is almost over... thanks for the support."
Kanye West was another notable absence -- he failed to show up at the ceremony, despite being nominated for nine awards.
Other prizes throughout the night went to rap superstar Jay-Z, who was handed the MVP of the Year award; Ice Cube who received the I Am Hip-Hop Icon honor; and Drake, who was named Rookie of the Year.
Tragic Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein, who died in August, was posthumously honored at the show as he was named DJ of the Year.
The BET awards will air on TV on Oct. 27.
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Janet Jackson stunned a star-studded audience at the BET Awards on Sunday night, by paying a tearful tribute to her late brother Michael.
Following a ceremony dedicated to the King of Pop, who died suddenly on Thursday, the crowd fell silent as Jackson strode onstage.
She fought back tears as she said, "My entire family wanted to be here tonight, but it was just too painful, so they elected me to be here to speak with you.
"To you Michael was an icon. To us, Michael is family and he will forever live in all of our hearts.
"On behalf of my family and myself, thank you for all of your love, and for all your support. We miss him so much."
Jackson's father Joseph was also at the event, and spoke briefly with reporters on the red carpet, telling them, "I wish the world had recognized him when he was living. Right now, he's bigger than ever. But I wish he was here to see all this, to hear all this."
Inside, the star-studded event kicked off with a reunion of New Edition, including Bobby Brown, to perform a medley of Jackson Five songs.
Ne-Yo and Ciara also paid homage to the pop superstar during the night by performing his songs.
The ceremony was hosted by Jamie Foxx, who honored Jackson throughout the night by appearing in a number of Jackson-inspired outfits -- and even Moonwalked the length of the stage at Hollywood's Shrine Auditorium, to the delight of the celeb-packed crowd that included Sean 'Diddy' Combs, Kanye West and Rihanna.
He closed the event with an emotional duet of Jackson track "I'll Be There," with R&B star Ne-Yo.
Foxx was also joined onstage by T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and drummer Travis Barker to perform a spectacular version of his hit "Blame It on the Alcohol," which earned Foxx and T-Pain the Best Collaboration award.
Other performers included Soulja Boy, Lil' Wayne, Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, who performed "Ava Maria" wearing a tutu and tiara -- and then picked up the Best Female R&B award, dedicating it to Jackson, who she called "my hero and my teacher."
Her hit "Single Ladies" also won her the Video of the Year award.
The O'Jays were honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award, and there were humanitarian awards for Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean, for their charitable work.
Jailed rapper T.I. won the Viewer's Choice award for "Live Your Life," his collaboration with Rihanna. His girlfriend Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle picked up the award in his absence and paid tribute to her beau, who's serving a year-long sentence on guns charges.
The main list of BET Award winners is as follows:
Best Male Athlete - LeBron James
Best Male Hip Hop - Lil Wayne
Best Collaboration - Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain
Best Male R&B Artist - Ne-Yo
Best Actress - Taraji P Henson
Best New Artist - Keri Hilson
Best Female R&B Artist - Beyonce
Video of the Year - Beyonce, for "Single Ladies"
Viewer's Choice Award - T.I. ft Rihanna ("Live Your Life")
Lifetime Achievement Award - The O'Jays
Humanitarian Award - Alicia Keys & Wyclef Jean
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