The couple discussed the topics of singlehood and married life, seeing as they’ve been together for nearly 20 years and recently celebrated their nine-year wedding anniversary. In a clip posted to his Instagram page on Tuesday, Oct. 22, T.I. asked his wife her take on why people get married nowadays and how it’s changed from “back in the day.”
“Well, I don’t know,” Tiny answered, before revealing that her group mate Kandi Burruss‘ mother, Mama Joyce, advised her to marry for security and not love.
“I’ll never forget when I was about 16, 15-years-old, Aunt Joyce, Kandi’s mama, told me: ‘Do not marry for love, marry for … security,'” the mother of four added, seemingly shocking T.I.
Tiny said she didn’t understand what Mama Joyce meant at the time, and before she could finish her statement, the Grammy Award-winning rapper interrupted and jokingly said, “See, nobody had that conversation me.”
“See, men, this the first thing, right,” he continued. “Women are being trained and conditioned from children. This young lady [was] 15 years old, an older … like an O.G., gave her the game and said, ‘Listen here, young lady. You gon’ fall in love, but forget that.'”
T.I. urged fans to watch the upcoming episode on his Instagram and wrote in his caption, “Come join The Battle of the Sexes With Me, Mrs H. @majorgirl. … She walked me right into this one didn’t she???🤦🏽♂️.”
Tiny and the rapper’s fans added their input with mixed reactions.
“Yea she got u Tip 😂 that’s truth! My grandma said the man should 💖💖💖 you more…Game from my OG👑”
“Security doesn’t keep you happy long term. Still need love, trust and faithfulness. God has to be the center.”
“Okay I see a conversation here! 😆let her finish 💕. I agree I wish I would have listen not for money but someone who will make you better.”
T.I. and Tiny tied the knot in 2010 and share three children together and blended family of seven. They’ve experienced a great deal of marital woes, including the “I Fuckin Luv U” singer filing for divorce twice against her husband, in 2016 and 2017. Despite their differences, the couple appear to be still going strong.