Folk are still buzzing about Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris and hubby T.I.’s latest musical releases. As previously reported, last week Tiny released a song titled ‘What The F@#K You Gon Do?‘, which seemed to reflect the difficulties that she is experiencing in her marriage. Simultaneously, T.I. released ‘Stay’, his own personal ode to Tiny.
After its release some fans questioned Tiny’s motivation for dropping such a personal song. According to Tiny, the song was actually a reflection of their issues from a year ago. In fact, she never planned to release it. In an open letter to VIBE, she shares a lengthy expression of the song and the circumstances to which she’s currently going through. She writes:
Years ago, I gave up singing. Completely. I just focused on being a wife and a mother.
Let me clarify that. I never stopped singing. I just didn’t share it. I’ve recorded a lot of music and just listened to it in the car or in my basement—never sharing it with anyone.
So because of that, a lot of people are hearing my new song and seeing this video and they’re like—oh that’s right, she sings! I get it, especially with young people who might not know Xscape or who know T.I. and his music and see me as just his wife.
But I’m not just his wife. I’m a singer. I have been for a long time. And it’s a very big part of who I am. I missed being in the studio at first. But with the OMG Girlz, I got a chance to write and produce, and that was how I stayed connected to music.
My new song is a statement. Some people might say, why put your business in a song? It’s because this is