Last night, T.I. and Tiny kicked off the final season of their VH1 reality series, “The Family Hustle.” This morning, Tiny spoke about the season, which is set to chronicle their potential divorce, on “Wendy.”
Asked about whether the relationship turmoil is merely a ploy for ratings, Tiny denied those rumors. “That’s what you think?” she asked. “No.”
According to the Xscape songstress, the relationship has been marred by trouble for some time, trouble that she believes was exasperated by their presence on television. “I think reality TV did put a little strain in it because it keeps people in your business,” she said. “I felt like it was a family show so it would be cool but it just seems like everything turns out to be in the media.
“We just cannot keep it together,” she added. “I guess it’s just the entertainment life and everything. It’s just a lot. It is a fast life. They call him a sex symbol, I guess.”
Just as rumors of a reconciliation have popped up, rumors of T.I.’s affair with model Bernice Burgos have also made headlines. Calling her “someone that comes and is gone,” Tiny said Burgos was not to blame for the divorce filing in December.
“He’s not even with her,” she said. “She had nothing to do with whatever was going on with us before anyway. We were already going through whatever we were going through. She just came in the picture after I filed for divorce.”
Rumors of Tiny’s alleged affair with Floyd Mayweather have also come up again in recent months, particularly when a video surfaced of the two dancing together.
“I wasn’t up on him,” she explained. “Actually, I was already dancing. We’re friends. It’s never been anything extra with me and Floyd. Never. I’ve been knowing Floyd for a long time. He’s a nice looking man but it’s never been anything other than a friendship.”
While she denies infidelity on her end, Tiny said their relationship did have some issues. “We were married and we did what we wanted to do,” she said. At one point, she added: “We don’t have anything now.”
Aside from the show and her possible divorce, Tiny is currently focused on a reunion tour with Xscape, in which they’ll perform past hits. She also recently started a record label, Pretty Hustle. Her first artist is her daughter, Zonnique.