R&B singer and former Xscape group member Tameka âTinyâ Cottle and her boyfriend T.I. are expecting another child together. Cottle, 32, posted the news on her personal Myspace page, stating they are expecting a baby boy. It’ll be T.I.’s fifth child and the couple’s second after 3-year-old King Harris. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, is currently under house arrest, after a October 2007 incident in which he allegedly attempted to purchase machine guns and silencers. He was released on $3 million bond and currently awaiting trial. Tiny joined the R&B quartet Xscape in 1992 while attending North Atlanta Performing Arts High School. Xscape was discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri while singing at a Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration in Atlanta. Dupri immediately signed the group to his new record label, So So Def Recordings. As a member of R&B group Xscape, Cottle has contributed to three of the band’s platinum albums: Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick. As a member of Xscape, 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. Cottle sang lead vocals on four of Xscape’s hit singles: “Understanding”, “Do You Want To?”, “All I Need”,”Love’s A Funny Thing”, and “Am I Dreamin”. She has also recorded on soundtracks for, Soul Food, “Panther,” “Bad Boys,” and “Love Jones” Cottle is currently involved in a new project with Keisha Miles called The Ga.P Girlz. Cottle’s daughter, Zonnique (aka Star) is also involved in the music industry and is part of a musical duo called the QT-Possie.
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