T.I. and Tiny Host Alzheimer’s Benefit

T.I. and Tiny

T.I. may be receiving a fair share of bad press lately, but the rapper turned the spotlight on a worthy cause over the weekend in Atlanta. Tip and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle hosted a luncheon for their foundation “For the Love of Our Fathers,” which raises money for disease research and offers relief to caregivers. Tiny’s father has the brain disorder and T.I. said his father and grandmother also had the disease when they died.

“It’s very, very personally close to our family,” Tip told the AP. “And while I was, you know, while I was going through my … period of hiatus, Tameka had the idea of … starting this foundation. And I thought it was an outstanding idea.”

As for the couple’s recent arrest on drug charges, T.I. declined to comment, saying, “We’re not going to talk much except for Alzheimer’s.”

T.I. poses with his sons Messiah and Domani.

T.I. poses with his sons Messiah and Domani.

Tip speaks to the press as an emotional Tiny wipes away tears.

Tip speaks to the press as an emotional Tiny wipes away tears.

T.I. and Tiny greet former Congressman Andrew Young.

T.I. and Tiny greet former Congressman Andrew Young.

Photo credit: Gregory Smith/AP



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16 Comments

  1. tajo

    Good job! I am glad that you both are bringing awareness to this illness. The best to you and your whole family.

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  2. Fug

    She’s so fugly.

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  3. Jenn

    Oh the irony….

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  4. Lisa

    I’m proud of them. Alzheimer’s is a very serious disease that’s recently hit close to home for me as well. My grandmother has it and it has progressed extremely fast since she was diagnosed with it a year ago. She’s now in her final stages of the disease and is projected to only have one more week to live.

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  5. tiny and ti

    i am happy that you and your family is doing the alzheimer it is very serious disease.how do i go on with the disease.i am glad that Ti andTiny is putting this projected togaather i am very for this event thank you please stay on this disease with you people thats loves you and your family.

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  6. Truely Blessed

    Tiny you have a gift heart and a wonderful support team, please continue the good work that you guy have put forth.They will always be someone out there who hates your ideals,but nip it in the bud and keep it moving. I truely am proud of you and tip. I love you guys, I wish you both much success!

    Truely Blessed

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  7. BREEZYKING313

    TIP KING!! SOUTH KING!! CLIFFORD HARRIS JR!!! T.I IS THE BEST!!

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  8. Katrina

    I am so proud of Tiny and T.I my heart goes out to both of you all finally!!!

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  9. Garcia

    I am here also to say T.I and Tiny you both have my blessing….luv you both.. hugz….

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  10. Pamela

    It’s a nice way to help all alzheimers patients and educating people about the disease whom may also have loved ones or family members suffering with thi disease. It’s a great idea!…….Pamela Riley

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  11. Joshua

    Once again the goods outweighing the negative. T.I and his wife are just people living there lives. Doing an abudance of good things.

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  12. sexylegz

    girl take the rap ti got u

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  13. Lily=]

    good job for my bby ;)

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  14. Lydear

    You guyz have big hearts, keep up the spirit!!!

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  15. Tamwad1

    T.I.P, iam your biggest fan. I love the way you tell stories in your songs. I have been following you since the start of your adventure and man you are the best at what you do. Tiny YOU are a lucky woman and iam sure he is a lucky man to have someone smart as you. In another world I would love to be you gurl TIP. But your married now so best wishes to you both.
    LOVE in Va.
    Tammy

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  16. Nico'o

    tip n ur family, ya’all doin a great job, u knw. keep it real!!! i’mma proud of this

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