Tiny Harris Sues MGA Entertainment Over OMG Girlz Dolls

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 01: (L-R) Bahja Rodriguez, Breaunna Womack and Zonnique Pullins of the OMG Girlz attend the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
Tiny is taking MGA to court after they made dozens of dolls replicating the OMG Girlz, a group she created.

Another court case is about to be documented via Meghann Cuniff's Twitter, and it involves T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Harris. A decade ago, the OMG Girlz were storming the industry—a group that included Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter and Tiny's daughter, Zonnique Pullins. Tiny also created the group, and the ladies had their own signature styles that a company named MGA Entertainment used for their line of OMG Dolls.

However, it doesn't look like MGA consulted with Tiny before deciding to move forward with their products. Now, Tiny is taking them to court over her intellectual property.

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The dolls are replicas of the OMG Girlz, down to the unique hairstyles and custom outfits. Meghann Cuniff gained internet fame for her coverage of the Tory Lanez trial, and now, she's giving insight into this Tiny's grudge against MGA.

"T.I's stepdaughter was in OMG Girlz, as was Lil Wayne's daughter. The trial is going to be about MGA's OMG Dolls and whether they infringe on OMG Girlz," Cuniff tweeted. "MGA initiated it back in 2020, but T.I. and Tiny have gone on the offensive, too, with a counterclaim."

"There are big cultural misappropriation and racism issues being considered in litigation, among other pre-trial issues," she continued. Cuniff stated there were discussions about T.I.'s criminal history as well as Tiny making a shirt featuring her daughter's mugshot.

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Additionally, this case will be quite detailed, considering there are dozens of dolls called into question.

Cuniff noted, "A person familiar with this case warned me last night: 'There are a gazillion damn dolls. I heard today there will be 31 dolls at issue in trial. An MGA lawyer says that means there will be 31 mini trials, as the creative origins of each doll are explored in full."

Check out more from Cuniff below and swipe through The Neighborhood Talk's Instagram post for a glimpse of the dolls in question.

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Erika Marie is a seasoned journalist, editor, and ghostwriter who works predominantly in the fields of music, spirituality, mental health advocacy, and social activism. The Los Angeles editor, storyteller, and activist has been involved in the behind-the-scenes workings of the entertainment industry for nearly two decades. E.M. attempts to write stories that are compelling while remaining informative and respectful. She's an advocate of lyrical witticism & the power of the pen. Favorites: Motown, New Jack Swing, '90s R&B, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, & Punk; Funk, Soul, Harlem Renaissance Jazz greats, and artists who innovate, not simply replicate.