Former Xscape Member Tameka Cottle and Boyfriend T.I. ExpectingMon, Jan 07, 2008
Cottle, 32, posted the news on her personal Myspace page, stating they are expecting a baby boy. It'll be T.I.'s fifth child and the couple's second after 3-year-old King Harris.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, is currently under house arrest, after a October 2007 incident in which he allegedly attempted to purchase machine guns and silencers. He was released on $3 million bond and currently awaiting trial.
Tiny joined the R&B quartet Xscape in 1992 while attending North Atlanta Performing Arts High School. Xscape was discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri while singing at a Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration in Atlanta. Dupri immediately signed the group to his new record label, So So Def Recordings. As a member of R&B group Xscape, Cottle has contributed to three of the band's platinum albums: Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick. As a member of Xscape, she has received two Soul Train Music Awards for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album, and the A-Town Music Award for Best Duo/Group. Cottle sang lead vocals on four of Xscape's hit singles: "Understanding", "Do You Want To?", "All I Need","Love's A Funny Thing", and "Am I Dreamin". She has also recorded on soundtracks for, Soul Food, "Panther," "Bad Boys," and "Love Jones"
Cottle is currently involved in a new project with Keisha Miles called The Ga.P Girlz. Cottle's daughter, Zonnique (aka Star) is also involved in the music industry and is part of a musical duo called the QT-Possie.