For two decades, Tiny and T.I. have worked tirelessly to elevate their family status, personal brands and public profiles to the near-untouchable level of success that they now enjoy. Since following-up on the regional triumph of 2001’s I’m Serious with his mainstream breakout Trap Muzik two years later, T.I. has proven time and again that he is more than deserving of his “King of The South” title. Hailed by many as the founding father of trap music (a moniker that Gucci Mane strongly contests), Tip has made a name for himself far beyond Georgia’s state lines, pocketing 19 Grammy Award nominations and three wins on his journey to becoming a bonafide hip-hop veteran.
After tying the knot in 2010 after nine years of dating, Tiny and T.I. turned their personal lives into reality television fodder with the 2011 launch of Tiny and T.I.: The Family Hustle. Granting viewers a sneak-peak into the trials and triumphs of raising a blended brood of seven children (both their own children and others from previous relationships), the series lasted for an impressive six seasons before ending in May 2017. In both The Family Hustle and the series’ 2018 follow-up spinoff T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, the “Whatever You Like” rapper showed the world many times over that no matter the situation– family ALWAYS comes first.
“Man, I learned a lot,” says Tip of learning to parent his children. “It’s hard to do. It’s something that you never really master. It’s a hell of a charge to even assume responsibility for them. So you just have to be committed to it, man. You have to be committed to it and passionate about it. Put your effort and energy towards it. I can brush up on some things and be better at other things.”
As both Georgia-bred stars consistently share just how blessed they are to have a solid network supporting them from the sidelines, it’s important to brush up on just how deep Tiny and T.I.’s family ties really are. Curious about who The King of the South and the Xscape singer call their own? Keep reading for a complete breakdown of all of the family members in the Harris’ inner circle.
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Violeta Latrice (Violeta Morgan)
Violets Morgan is T.I.’s mother, who shared the responsibility of raising the rapper along with his grandparents. At 61 years old, she’s enjoyed a lengthy retirement as Tip has taken care of her since landing his first major record deal.
Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr.
While Buddy Harris is Tip’s biological father, the leading man in the rapper’s upbringing was undoubtedly his grandfather. Despite the fact that Buddy was not a constant presence in his son’s life, Tip often visited his father and the two were on good terms before Harris passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.
Robert Morgan was the man responsible for turning Tip into the multi-hyphenate millionaire that he is today. Unfortunately, Morgan, Tip’s grandfather on his mother’s side, passed away in 2015 at the age of 84.
Bryce Harris is T.I.’s only younger sibling. Just like his older brother, Harris is looking to flex his muscles behind the mic and carve out a career in hip-hop all his own under the name GFMBryyce.
Lateisha Clark (nee Harris) is T.I.’s elder half-sister from his father’s side.
Antoinette “Precious” Chapman (nee Harris) is T.I.’s elder half-sister from his father’s side. Sadly, Precious passed away on February 22, 2019 at 66 years old after getting into a serious car accident in Atlanta one week prior.
Dianne Cottle-Pope is Tiny’s mother. Currently, she is the co-founder of an Alzheimer’s Foundation (For The Love Of Our Fathers) and is the booking agent for R&B group The Tams. She is 73 years old.
Charles Pope is Tiny’s father who passed away in 2013 at age 76 from Alzheimer’s disease.
Michelle Pope is Tiny’s sister.
Albert “Little Red” Cottle, Tiny’s brother is a member of the same R&B group (The Tams) that his father co-founded.
Heiress Diana Harris
Soon-to-be three-year-old Heriess is the youngest member of Tiny and T.I.’s blended brood.
Major Philant Harris
10-year-old Major is the child of Tiny and T.I.
Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III
“King” Harris is a 14-year-old with a clear taste for fame and fortune, just like his parents. A quick peek at his Instagram shows that he has no problem creating content for his 500k+ followers.
Deyjah Imani Harris
17-year-old Deyjah Harris is Tip’s daughter that he shares with his ex, Ms. Niko. Intelligent and articulate, she delivered her graduating class’ senior speech–much to the delight of her adoring father.
Domani Harris is one of two sons T.I. shares with ex Lashon Dixon. The 17-year-old is an up-and-coming rapper who currently boasts an Instagram fan base of 521,000 followers.
Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris
19-year-old Messiah is the second son T.I. shares with ex Lashon Dixon.
Zonnique Jailee Pullins
22-year-old Zonnique is Tiny’s daughter with ex Zonnie Pullins, and is an aspiring rapper/singer.