Rapper T.I.’s marriage to Xscape singer Tiny Harris has been well-documented in the media. Now, T.I. said he’s opening up about the “challenges and transgressions” he’s faced in his marriage on his new album Dime Trap.
Stopping by Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, the rapper told host Zane Lowe that the album was “the first time I musically addressed some of the challenges and transgressions that I have had as a husband.”
“I’ve always kind of shied away from even speaking on those types of topics in my music,” T.I. added. “I felt like this is a time where the music is dope.I just felt that I had to lay it out, I had to put my cards face up on the table.”
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Back in 2016, it was reported that Tiny had filed for divorce from the Atlanta rapper. However, their split was never confirmed.
Tiny later opened up about her marriage to the rapper on ESSENCE’s Yes, Girl! after T.I. called their marriage a “distraction” during an interview with Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez. The singer added that her husband — at the time — “cannot understand” what he said that was wrong.
He said, Tiny recalled, “‘I don’t get it. I’m like, ‘You don’t get it?’ [He said] ‘Like, I don’t get it. I didn’t say anything bad about you.’ I’m like, ‘That doesn’t make sense…That’s a cop out, pretty much. Like you’re too old for that. A distraction?! Boy, you’ve been married for seven years going on now, and you’ve been in this relationship for 15 years now. Okay?”
Still, it seems the couple have worked through their issues with Tiny telling the hosts of The Real earlier this year that they are “actually in a great place.”
Going into more detail about Dime Trap, T.I. added, “I think it’s just important to point out just all the incredible attention to detail that was paid on this project, from artwork to visuals to photo shoots to everything. Every particular category was attended to, you know what I’m saying. So I just hope that everybody else can appreciate it the way that we do.”
Dime Trap hits streaming services, and wherever else you can buy music, on Friday.