Tameka Cottle Biography
Tameka Cottle (Tameka Dianne “Tiny” Harris) is an American singer-songwriter from Jonesboro, Georgia. She became prominent in the 1990s as a member of the American multi-platinum R&B vocal group Xscape.
She is also best known for her marriage to rapper T.I.. She received a Grammy Award for her writing contributions on the TLC hit “No Scrubs”. Tameka acquired the nickname “Tiny” due to her small stature of 4’11”.
Tameka Cottle Age
Tameka was born on July 14, 1975, in College Park Georgia. She is 46 years old.
Tameka Cottle Height
Tameka stands at a height of 1.5 m.
Tameka Cottle Family
Tameka was born in College Park, Georgia. She is a daughter of Dianne Cottle (b. 1945) who is a Caucasian and Charles “Speedy” Pope (1936–2013) an African American. Her father and her uncle, Joseph Pope (1933–1996), formed the R&B group The Tams.
Tameka’s father, Charles Pope, died on July 11, 2013, at the age of 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
In 1992 Tameka joined the R&B quartet Xscape while attending Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School. Producer Jermaine Dupri is the one who discovered Xscape while singing at his birthday celebration in Atlanta. He immediately signed the group to his then-new record label, So So Def Recordings.
Tameka Cottle Children
Tameka started dating rapper T.I in 2001. The couple got married on July 30, 2010, in Miami Beach, Florida. The couple has two sons together: King Harris who was born August 25, 2004, Major Philant Harris who was born May 16, 2008, and a daughter, Heiress Diana Harris who was born March 2016.
Tameka Cottle Stillborn
Tameka’s daughter was stillborn in 2007, six months into a complicated pregnancy. She also has an older daughter from her previous relationship with Zonnie “Zeboe” Pullins. Through her marriage to T.I., Tameka has three stepchildren.
Tameka Cottle Divorce
Tameka filed for divorce in December 2016, citing “irreconcilable differences,” and said that there was no hope of getting back together. Tameka said they’ve been living separately, and asked for T.I. to make a full accounting of their money, property, and investment accounts because she said she is entitled to half of everything.
She asked for half of the automobiles they amassed during their union as well as money T.I. has in a retirement account.
Tameka has been taking her time with the proceedings. Earlier this 2018, it was reported that the couple was trying to work on their marriage and had delayed the divorce. A formal leave of absence was granted at the beginning of April 2018, to extend the process and now, Bossip is revealing that Tameka has filed a second leave of absence.
The couple’s divorce case has lasted a long time, neither side seems to be rushing to finalize their split. Apparently, court documents were filed in May 2018 asking for a second leave of absence from the divorce settlement. While the reason is once again unclear, Tameka was reportedly at T.I.’s home during his arrest so the couple may be attempting to patch things up once and for all.
Tameka Tiny Cottle
Tameka acquired the nickname “Tiny” due to her small stature of 4’11”
Tameka Cottle Eyes
In 2014, Tameka traveled abroad to get her eye color changed to gray using BrightOcular implants. Tameka announced the news by saying on Instagram, “I hated wearing contacts just for the color and it made my vision blurry. Blessed to say my vision is perfect after my ice-gray implants.”
After the procedure went well, surprisingly, her daughter, Zonnique, flew to Tunisia to follow in her mother’s footsteps (the procedure wasn’t approved here in the States). Zonnique did an interview in 2015 about it, saying she “really loved.
Tameka Cottle Net Worth
Tameka has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Tameka Cottle Xscape
In 1992 Tameka joined the R&B quartet Xscape while attending Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School. Producer Jermaine Dupri discovered Xscape while singing at his birthday celebration in Atlanta. Immediately Jermaine signed the group to his then-new record label, So So Def Recordings.
As a member of the group, Tameka has contributed to three of the band’s platinum albums: Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick. She has received two Soul Train Music Awards for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album and the A-Town Music Award for Best Duo/Group as a member of Xscape.
Tameka also sang lead vocals on six of Xscape’s hit singles: “Understanding”, “Do You Want To?”, “All I Need”, “Love’s a Funny Thing”, “My Little Secret”, and “Am I Dreamin'”. She has recorded on soundtracks for Soul Food, Panther, Bad Boys, and Love Jones. After the release of Xscape’s third album, Traces of My Lipstick in 1998, the band parted ways.
Tameka and fellow former Xscape group member Kandi Burruss in 2000 was honored with a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for penning TLC’s hit single “No Scrubs”.
Tameka has more other accomplishments which include an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers award in the R&B and Pop Music categories for “No Scrubs”, as well as the ASCAP Rap Award for her work on the Sporty Thievz track “No Pigeons”. She has also worked with T.I., 8Ball & MJG, Lil’ Kim, and Bow Wow.
Tameka reunited with sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott after a five-year hiatus and added a new member, Kiesha Miles, to release an Xscape album entitled Unchained and released the single “What’s Up” in 2005.
Tameka is also involved in a project with Kiesha Miles called the OMG Girlz. Her daughter, Zonnique, is a part of the musical trio. Tameka’s reality series, Tiny, and Toya, made its debut on BET in June 2009. Tameka along with their family and the OMG Girlz appeared in her husband’s video for “Hello”.
Tameka returned to the music industry under her new label Pretty Hustle on July 22, 2014, with her first solo single “What The Fuck You Gon Do?”. Within a few hours of “WTFYGD” being released it reached the number 5 spot on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts, and less than 24 hours after release it became the number one song on the charts for the genre.
Tameka and bandmate Kandi Burruss, also have writing credits on the song Shape of You by Ed Sheeran. Tameka took a break from her XSCAP3 EP Promo in 2018, to spend some quality time with her one-year-old daughter Heiress.
Tameka Cottle Songs
- Who Can I Run To
- My Little Secret
- Just Kickin’ It
- Do You Want To
- Work Me Slow
- Softest Place on Earth
- The Arms of the One Who Loves You
- What the F@#k You Gon Do?
- Feels So Good
- Love on My Mind
- Your Eyes
- One of Those Love Songs
- Who’s That Man
- Can’t Hang
- The Runaround
- Do Like Lovers Do
- Hold On
- All About Me
- In the Rain
- Is My Living in Vain
- What You Gon Do?
- Am I Dreamin’
- All I Need
- Love’s a Funny Thing
- Hard to Say Goodbye
- Do Your Thang
- Let’s Do It Again
- Do You Know
- I Will
- Christmas Without You