Hip-hop’s king officially has his queen.
Superstar rapper [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] wed longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle on Saturday (July 31). A representative for Tiny confirms to MTV News that the duo married in front of friends and family in Miami.
The couple has planned to celebrate their love in a manner fit for hip-hop royalty by spreading the ceremony over three cities. Following their Miami nuptials, the pair is expected to continue their “I Do” tour with stops in Atlanta and Las Vegas. The rep also denied rumors that the pair made it legal in another far-flung locale: “A lot of people initially heard they were doing it in Hawaii. They are not,” Tiny’s rep, Prince Kennedy, said.
According to TMZ, T.I. and Tiny’s wedding weekend kicked off in a Miami courthouse on Friday, though Kennedy was not able to confirm or deny the report. UsMagazine.com reports that the duo’s Saturday ceremony took place on Star Island, and that the bride swapped vows in a Valentino gown and the groom donned a Prada suit.
T.I. and Tiny have reportedly been dating since 2001 and even weathered the ATL MC’s recent jail bid. Tip made his first public appearance after his prison sentence earlier this year with Tiny by his side when he attended Cottle’s Alzheimer’s fundraiser in Atlanta.
The lyricist recently honored his lady love in the video for “Got Your Back,” which portrays a couple working to stay together while separated by a prison stint. Tiny, who shot to fame as a member of the ’90s girl group Xscape, even makes a cameo at the end of clip, standing proudly by her man’s side.
Although it appears they’ve marked their nuptials with a major party, Tiny said earlier this year that she wanted a “private” wedding and was waiting for the right time to make it official.
“We living, we’re happy, we’re in love. I mean, it’s no doubt in my mind that he doesn’t love every piece of me and vice versa, so we’re just doing what’s comfortable and what works for us. Tiny and T.I.: Not for the world,” Tiny told Vibe magazine. “When we get ready to make a move, we will make it. We just can’t do it for everybody.”
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