Tameka Harris - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 23, 2023

Tameka Harris
Nick Name: Tiny, Lil mama
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Reality TV star
Best Known For: Xscape (band)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 14, 1975 (age 48)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Tameka Dianne Cottle
Birth Place: College Park, Georgia, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Charles Pope
Mother's Name: Dianne Cottle
Siblings: 2

Michelle Pope (sister)
Red Pope (brother)

High School: Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (African-American, European)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: July 30, 2010
Husband's Name: T.I.
Children: 4

Zonnique Pullins (daughter)
Clifford Joseph Harris III (son)
Major Philant Harris (son)
Heiress Diana Harris (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.50 meter (4 feet 11 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Ice-gray
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: N/A
Breast Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hip Size: N/A
Bra Size: N/A
Cup Size: N/A

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Who is Tameka Harris?

Tameka Harris is a singer and songwriter by profession and American by nationality. She is best known as a member of the multi-platinum R&B vocal group Xscape and as the wife of rapper T.I. She has undergone numerous cosmetic surgery including one to change her eye color from brown to ice-gray.

Tameka Harris – Age, Parents, Siblings

Tameka Harris’s birth took place on July 14, 1975, in College Park, Georgia, USA. She was born as Tameka Dianne Cottle to parents Dianne Cottle and Charles "Speedy" Pope. Her mother is of European American descent while her father was of African American roots.

Source: Instagram (young Tameka Harris with her father)

Education, Ethnicity

She grew up with two siblings, sister Michelle Pope, and brother Red Pope. For education, she attended Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School.

Her ethnicity is African-American and European.

Tameka Harris – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Tameka Harris started dating rapper T.I., his real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. in 2001. After dating for almost 10 years, she married her boyfriend on July 30, 2010, in Miami Beach, Florida.

The couple has three children together, their sons Clifford Joseph Harris III was born on August 25, 2004, and Major Philant Harris was born on May 16, 2008. Their daughter was born on Heiress Diana Harris was born on March 26, 2016.

She and her husband lost a daughter, Llayah Amour Harris to miscarriage after six months into pregnancy in 2007. Harris also has an older daughter, Zonnique Pullins (born March 20, 1996) from her relationship with ex-boyfriend Zonnie "Zeboe" Pullins, whom she dated from 1992 to 1992. 

T.I. too has three children from previous relationships. His sons Messiah Ya' Majesty Harris (born Feb 2, 2000) and Domani Uriah Harris (born March 16, 2001) are from her relationship with Lashon Dixon and her daughter, Deyjah Imani Harris (born June 17, 2001) is from the relationship with R&B singer Ms. Niko.

But after six years of marriage, Harris filed for divorce from T.I. in 2016. In 2017, it was rumored that she is dating Rap mogul Master P and has been with him for the past two years.

In 2018, it was reported that their divorce is on hold, and are attempting to reconcile. They are often pictured together.

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Source: BET Networks (Tameka Harris, T.I. with their children)

Tameka Harris – Career

Before fame

Harris started her career while still a student in high school. She joined the R&B quartet Xscape in 1992 and the group was soon discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri while they sang at his birthday celebration. The group was signed to his new record label, So So Def Recordings.

Worked in

Over the years, Xscape released three platinum albums: Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick (1998). But soon after the release of their third album, the band separated.

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After a five-year hiatus, Tameka Harris teamed up with LaTocha, Tamika Scott, and Kiesha Miles to release the Xscape album entitled Unchained followed by the single What's Up in 2005. She has also recorded soundtracks for films Soul Food, Panther, Bad Boys, and Love Jones.

Her solo single What The F**k You Gon Do? was released on July 22, 2014, and reached number 1 on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts within 24 hours. She also starred in the reality series, Tiny and Toya, which debuted in June 2009, and in  T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle premiered in December 2011.

Tameka Harris still works with Kiesha Miles and daughter Zonnique in the project OMG Girlz. She and Kandi Burruss have been credited for writing Ed Sheeran’s single Shape of You. She announced on April 16, 2019, that she will be releasing solo music.

Worked with

Tameka Harris has worked with 8Ball & MJG, Lil' Kim, Bow Wow, and Kandi Burruss.

Source: Hollywood Life (Xscape members)

Tameka Harris – Awards, Nominations

Harris was awarded two Soul Train Music Awards in the categories Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album. She also has won an A-Town Music Award for Best Duo/Group.

Along with Kandi Burruss, she was honored with a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. Other awards of hers include the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers award, ASCAP Rap Award, etc.

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Tameka Harris – Legal issues

On September 1, 2010, Cottle and T.I. were arrested in Los Angeles after the police reported the odor of burnt marijuana from their vehicle. The search resulted in the discovery of possession of a controlled substance, ecstasy.

Both were arrested and released on $10,000 bail.

Tameka Harris – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Harris is estimated to be around $3 Million and the figure on his annual salary is not known.

Tameka Harris – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Tameka Harris is followed by thousands of followers. His official website is officialtinyharris.com.

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