April’s season premiere of “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle” became the talk of the Internet after rapper T.I. and his son King Harris were engulfed in an explosive disagreement over the teen’s aspiring music career and schooling.
King approached his parents with the idea of being home-schooled in order to pursue his music career, saying it will allow him “to work whenever” he wanted and “get right in the studio.” Tiny wasn’t necessarily against his proposal, but T.I., on the other hand, wasn’t having it.
“You don’t say when it’s time for your career to start,” he yelled to King. “You ain’t put in the work! You are a child!”
Well, during an April press conference for her private EP listening party, Tiny spoke about the status of her son’s music career and his education.
“He’s got his song [“Drip”] out, he’s been touring with a group called ‘Members Only’ which is X’s [XXXTentacion] group. … But he had to come home because he had to finish his milestones at school,” she said, adding that King is determined not to “miss a show.”
Tiny continued by saying the 14-year-old was almost done wrapping up the school year, before noting that she and T.I. were considering home-schooling him next year. She said the ultimate decision would be left up to the “Live Your Life” rapper.
“Next year we are thinking about home-schooling him,” the mother of four said. “It’s depending on how his career takes off. I think he should be home-schooled anyway because he’s doing a lot of things.”
She continued, “I’m letting his dad kind of make that decision. I will voice my opinion, but I’m not going to get into it with him about it.”
T.I. made it clear that he felt non-home-schooling was the best option for his son King because of “a certain discipline” he needed.
“Family and Friends” viewers seemed to agree with the father of seven.
“T.I. is absolutely right! 💯 In order for one to ‘get to it’ you must go through it And once you go through it one must “grow through it” There’s levels to this there’s no such thing as an over night success🙏🏾!”
“I agree with TI he needs structure homeschool not gonna help King at allll he would not take it seriously 🤓.”