Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. has been rapping since he was just a nine year old boy. The famous high school dropout released his debut album in 2001 and since then has climbed higher and higher on the ladder to fame in music. The renowned Jay-Z of the South (as dubbed by Pharell Williams) is known famously as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music.
The successful rap artist has not just made a name for himself in the music industry; he is also actively involved in charity. He has worked with troubled youths and even provided scholarships for single parents. In times past, Harris has helped out with several communities especially with the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
Date of Birth: September 25, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Libra
TI has quite a large family and this has contributed to making them entertaining to watch as a reality show. TI & Tiny: The Family Hustle shows the life of the rapper, his wife and seven children. It details their lives together in the family house and how they all are working towards a career in fashion and music. Keep reading to know more details on every member of the Harris family starting from his birth parents and siblings down to the youngest cute addition to the family.
Tip Harris parents
Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr. (father)
Tip was majorly raised by his paternal grandparents. It was even his grandfather that gave him the nickname Tip. His father Buddy lived in New York and Harris frequently visited him there. Papa Harris is late now; he died of Alzheimer’s disease.
Violeta Morgan (mother)
Date of Birth: February 22
Violeta is known basically as the mother to the Paper Trail singer.
Tip Harris grandparents
Robert Morgan (maternal grandfather)
Date of Birth: 1932
Date of Death: January 1, 2016 (aged 84)
Robert was like a father to Tip, they were really close.
Willie Bell “Mother” Morgan (maternal grandmother)
Date of Birth: October 30, 1932
Date of Death: April 22, 2009 (aged 76)
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Together with her husband Robert she was a mother to 6 kids. He worked in the home nursing industry.
Tip Harris siblings
Antoinette “Precious” Chapman (nee Harris) (elder half-sister from father side)
Date of Birth: May 23, 1952
Date of Death: February 22, 2019 (age 66)
Zodiac sign: Gemini
She is a mother of 3 kids, Kamaya Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese and Kareem “Plug” Chapman. She is a member of one of the oldest black sororities Delta Sigma Theta. Precious was born to Buddy Harris and woman named Odette.
She got into car crash and unfortunately died few days later.
LaTeisha Clark (nee Harris) (elder half-sister from father side)
Date of Birth: November 1
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
She is a mother to 2 kids and works as a nurse.
Bryce “GFMBryyce” Harris (younger half-brother from father side)
Date of Birth: October 27, 1991
Zodiac sign: Scorpio
Bryce was born to Buddy Harris and woman named Sharon. He is the youngest of 8 kids, still we don’t know if all of them are Buddy’s. He is a rapper known as GFMBryyce.
Tip Harris wife
LaShon Dixon (former girlfriend)
Duration of Relationship: September 1995 – July 2001 (6 years)
Date of Birth: January 15, 1979
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
LaShon is the mother of TI’s first two kids. Today, Thompson (her husband’s name) is not just a baby mama but is now a happily married mother to two more kids from her husband, Ajah and Niya (stepdaughter). The beautiful LaShon is now a cast member on the Bravo reality series Mother Funders.
Her husband, TeShon is also supportive of her dreams and she has found an almost fairytale like peaceful parenting relationship between TI and Tiny. LaShon operates her and her husband’s trucking company and is also a momager to her sons’ budding careers in acting and music.
Ranniqua (former girlfriend)
Duration of Relationship: August 1999 – January 2001 (almost 2 years)
Date of Birth: September 22, 1980
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
She is also known as Ms. Niko and she was the next lover in line while Harris was still in a relationship with Dixon. Apart from the daughter she has with Tip, Ranniqua has two other daughters; Jaela and Soniah, and a son and they get along well with their sister Deyjah.
Tameka Dianne Cottle (spouse)
Duration of Marriage: July 30, 2010 till present
Date of Birth: July 14, 1975
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Tameka is a singer and songwriter, best known for being TI’s wife but also for being a member of the R&B multi-platinum group, Xcape. TI and Tiny (her nickname due to her small 4’11” stature) met in a mall in 2001 and they soon started dating. Years after they met and two kids after, both lovers got wedded in a secret ceremony in a Miami beach courthouse.
On March 22, 2007, Cottle and the celebrity rapper had their second daughter together, Lelah Amore but she was stillborn. Cottle was upset and depressed after losing this child but had another live pregnancy just about a year after.
Tameka has been described as a ride or die wife as she has shown an incredible loyalty to her husband despite his many visits to prison. There were several on and off again divorce rumors until she finally filed for a divorce on December 27, 2016 after six years of marriage. It seems however that the divorce process is on hold as neither spouse is ready to go through with the breakup.
Tip Harris children
Zonnique Jailee Pullins (stepdaughter from Tameka Cottle)
Date of Birth: March 20, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Zonnique is the only step child to the Urban Legend singer. She was born while Tameka was still in a relationship with Zonnie “Zeboe” Pullins. Like her parents, she is a singer, known by her stage name Miss Star. Nique is also a teen R&B star who was a member of the girl group OMG Girlz.
Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris (son with Lashon Dixon)
Date of Birth: February 2, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Messiah is Tip’s oldest biological child and first son. He has been a regular face on the family’s reality show since it went on air on December 5, 2011. For his 14th birthday, his celebrity father bought him a car.
Domani Uriah Harris (son with Lashon Dixon)
Date of Birth: March 16, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
He made his reality TV debt at 10 and also operates a highly functional instagram account.
Deyjah Imani Harris (daughter with Ranniqua)
Date of Birth: June 17, 2001
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
A few months after welcoming his second son, the Atlanta-based rapper welcomed his third child and first biological daughter from baby mama and singer Ms. Niko. Imani is not a little girl anymore; the pretty teenager is now a star in her own right as she has a huge followership on her instagram account – princess_of_da_south.
Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III (son with Tameka Cottle)
Date of Birth: August 25, 2004
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Clifford is his first child from his wife even though he was born years before they got married. Tip has mentioned severally how he doesn’t want any of his kids to grow up without knowing their siblings. Although his kids are from different mothers, the King singer wants them all to live together as one big family.
Major Philant Harris (son with Tameka Cottle)
Date of Birth: May 16, 2008
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
For eight years, Major was the youngest child in the Rubber Band Man’s family until his baby sister was born in 2016.
Heiress Diana Harris (daughter with Tameka Cottle)
Date of Birth: March 26, 2016
Zodiac Sign: Aries
She is Harris’s second biological daughter but is the first female child he’s had with his wife. Heiress is the only Harris child not born out of wedlock and is also the perfect completion of the Lucky 7 brood. It was not until June that her mother posted her first photo on Instagram and since then, she has been a media favorite.