T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance Friday (October 29), a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office confirmed to MTV News.
The charge comes more than a month after Cottle and her husband, superstar rapper T.I. (born Clifford Harris), were picked up in Los Angeles for possession of Ecstasy . Cottle is due in court Monday, L.A. District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Jane Robison said.
While it is up to a judge to determine Cottle’s punishment, Robison said outpatient rehab in lieu of jail time can be a potential option in cases similar to the reality star’s. However, a judge has to find Cottle eligible for that option.
A rep for Cottle did not respond to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.
Cottle’s new spouse was sentenced to 11 months in prison October 15 for probation violation. The jail time was handed down after the Atlanta rapper was found to have violated the terms of his supervised release. T.I., however, will not face charges stemming from the Los Angeles arrest. He’s slated to start his prison sentence Monday.
Although T.I. has been keeping a fairly low profile as he prepares to return to prison, just months after he wrapped up a sentence for weapons charges, the past few weeks have been eventful. The MC lost endorsement deals from AXE and Rémy Martin, released a song with Chris Brown and helped save a man on the brink of suicide .
“I’m gonna take it a day at a time,” T.I. said of his current situation during a radio interview last week. “I got a little while to plan. One thing I’m not gonna do is, I’m not gonna talk and make a whole lot of promises and do this or do that. I’m gonna speak more through my music and my actions. And I’m gonna let God lead me wherever that may be.”