Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and T.I. / Source: @majorgirl
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and T.I. / Source: @majorgirl

Ten days after her arrival, Rapper T.I. and his wife, singer-songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, have revealed the name of their newborn daughter: Heiress Harris!

Baby Heiress arrived nearly one month ahead of her due date.  The former Xscape singer spoke to E! News after the unexpected arrival.  “Yesterday, March 26th, at 2:58 PM we welcomed a beautiful baby girl that weighed in at 5 lbs.  In true Harris fashion, our baby girl made us all HUSTLE, making a surprise early entrance… While we expected her to arrive around April 20th, our PERFECT baby girl decided March 26th was the right time for her DEBUT…Our whole clan was together to see our beautiful healthy baby girl make her way into the world.”

The couple took to their social media accounts to share their little girl’s name.  T.I. posted a photo of him exiting the hospital holding the infant in her car seat and wrote, “Welcome Home Heiress!! The Ride Begins…” Tiny shared a tender image of T.I. feeding a bottle to their newborn in the hospital and wrote, “My newest blessing! Heiress & her daddy.”

Heiress is the fourth child born to the stars of T.I. and Tiny: the Family Hustle.  They are already parents to King C’Andre Harris (11) and Major Philant Harris (7 1/2).  Their daughter, Leyah Amore Harris, was stillborn on March 22, 2007, six months into Tiny’s pregnancy.  T.I. has three children from previous relationships and Tiny has daughter from a previous relationship.

T.I. and Tiny started dating in 2001 and married in Florida in 2010.  The couple’s professional and personal lives have been chronicled on VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle since 2011.  They celebrated the impending arrival of Heiress with a co-ed royal-themed baby shower in March.



Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.