Following the tragic passing of Don Cornelius, the music industry mourned the “Soul Train” creator with heartfelt messages on Twitter. T.I. and his wife Tiny reflected on the 75-year-old’s impact during their visit to “106 & Park.”
“For me, it was about him creating a platform for us to be able to see ourselves,” said Tip. “Every Saturday morning after cartoons went off, I was waiting and hoping Run-DMC or somebody was on there. If not for him, we wouldn’t have had that. And not just my generation, but generations before me.”
Tiny recalled her appearance on the show in the ’90s with her group Xscape. “When I first started out, we were on ‘Soul Train’ and it was a great experience,” she said. “It was the first time I realized that they lip-sync, so it was something different, but I loved it. He paved the way for a lot of us to make it and be seen.”
The couple also addressed rumors that they’re expecting another child. “Ya’ll know I can’t give it away,” said Tiny, before T.I. interrupted to tell them to tune in to their VH1 show, “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” to find out.