T.I. and his wife Tiny recently appeared on an episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk where the hip-hop couple discussed their marriage, what made Tiny file for divorce in 2017, and how they reunited.
The interview that was published on Monday (Dec. 2), was part two of the couple’s appearance on Red Table Talk, last week.
When Tiny was asked what made her file for divorce two years ago, the singer and reality TV star said, “When I could not get him to respond. Nothing was working and he was just, ‘I’m going to move how I want to move.'”
T.I. said that the first time he came home from prison he had to get used to the way things had changed.
“When I went to prison, I guess she felt like now I have to figure out what I’m going to do because I don’t have you here to continue the protocols and the practices that we have established in the fundamental stages of this relationship,” T.I. explained.
“When I got back the world was upside down. I thought we were just going to hit the ground running and get back to things as how they were. There was an acclimation period that I had to make it through and me just coming back and not being in the position that I was in. It left me feeling lesser than, so I had to go out and figure out ways to make me feel proper and adequate again and that lead to things,” T.I. said as Tiny was visibly becoming uncomfortable.
“What he’s trying to say is, I went and I found my own voice,” Tiny said before explaining that T.I. was used to “controlling things and having things his way at all times.”
“Once I got on my own two feet, I felt like I should have a voice too and that voice was a little different than what he was used to. That to me is what caused the issue. It wasn’t because I was being outlandishly disrespectful,” Tiny continued before explaining that while T.I. was on house arrest she felt like she was too.
“You could not move. You could not go anywhere. I was still in the house like I was on probation but because I had a voice that wasn’t so timid he felt like this is not the woman I left. And this is not what I want. I want somebody that if I tell her this she’s going to listen and then she’s going to do it,” Tiny said.
“That’s what he did. He went and found him, somebody, that he can be like hey don’t move and I was not her,” Tiny said before rolling her eyes before T.I. offered his rebuttal.
T.I. then told Tiny that it wasn’t about her having a voice but it’s how you use it. The rapper continued and told his wife that she had a choice and she could have spoken up if she wanted to.
“You may have muted yourself,” T.I. said and Tiny didn’t quite seem to agree. The conversation then moved to what brought them back together and T.I. said that although he had stepped outside of their relationship and had fun with several other women, nobody could share the intimate memories that he and Tiny did.
The 39-year-old rapper also said that he didn’t want to start over again and rebuild what he had already built with Tiny. Tiny followed up Tip’s response and said that she took him back because he had changed and seemed as if he was serious about working on their relationship.
The couple also revealed that they went to counseling which Tiny felt was “amazing” for them. “I think counseling is a great way to bridge things… She taught us different ways to talk to each other,” Tiny said. “And letting the old stuff go,” T.I. said.