Tiny and Toya: what is this buffoonery?!

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During the BET awards, I was on Twitter (as usual) and keeping a close eye on what folks had to say about things going on. Once again, I have to say how ghetto and unprofessional it was. Caught in this onslaught lies Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, who wants to jump start her career while taking care of a house full of kids and dealing with her fiance, rapper T.I., currently serving time in an Arkansas prison.

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Her partner in crime, Antonia “Toya” Carter, is trying to get her life back on track after divorcing Lil Wayne, for whatever reason I can certainly imagine (for some reason, I’m reminded of Drank right now).

Anyways, they happen to be best friends, and relate to playing the parenting card while being associated with two of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Now, both have united for their own reality show on BET called simply, “Tiny & Toya,” which began June 30th.

What you are about to see could in fact have you asking for your 20 minutes of life back . You’ve been warned.

This half-hour, eight-episode series sheds light into the personal lives of Cottle and Carter, who want to define themselves professionally as individuals outside of their high-profile relationships, which can often overshadow their own allure.

“We’re trying to create our own identity,” says Carter, who was married to Lil Wayne for only two years. The 33-year-old Cottle used to be a member of 90’s multi-platinum R&B group Xscape; she now manages three all-girl singing groups, one of which include her daughter and Carter’s daughter.

One episode shows the morning when T.I. entered prison for the first time. Cottle claims she speaks with T.I. several times each day and has already visited him.¬† “Just facing the day I would be without him, what it’s going to be like when all the kids are not going to have him around,” says Cottle, speaking of the difficulties of raising children without a father figure. “We have a lot of help. But it’s always different when Daddy says, ‘Don’t do this.’ They listen more. I have to help fill his void when he’s gone.”

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But as you saw in the clip above, T.I doesn’t want Cottle working! “It’s not what he wants,” says Cottle, while sitting on the back porch of her suburban Atlanta home. “He wants me to be at home. He wants me not to work and just live. But my music career was so short-lived and there’s something still there I want to do creatively. I felt like when the opportunity presented itself, it seemed like the perfect time to do it for myself.” Makes sense to me:

Meanwhile the 24-year-old Carter gets a book published about her life experiences as a single mother, her attempt to launch a bedtime clothing line for young girls and dealing with her mother who is trying to overcome a drug habit.

We at SoJones hope this show has success, if in fact it can positively portray Black women who are authentically¬†trying to make something of themselves, and not playing to the usual ridiculous stereotypes Black people face as a whole. Yes, I’m looking at you “I Love New York”.

131 thoughts on “Tiny and Toya: what is this buffoonery?!”

  1. I love this show too. It’s very encouraging for single mothers. It can also be an eye opener for young ladies who think that money is the answer to happiness.

  2. I think the show is ghetto and does not show them in a positive way at all. They are using their relationships with Lil Wayne and T.I. to boost them up. Lil Wayne and Toya has been broke up since forever so she needs to stop pretending she wants him back and if so why now? Did it take for him to blow up this big to see him the way she sees him now. Tiny I can understand why T.I. don't want you to do anything b/c you don't have stage presents at all. She sounds and acts horrible. She needs to listen to him and sit down somewhere. I know he with you from how you was there for him back in the day but sweetie if you keep asking your no man having friends for advice he is going to be GONE! Ya'll got plenty of money and I don't know anybody that would not want to stay at home and raise there kids fulltime but they can't b/c we all have to go to WORK not a choice but requirement. So go travel and chill out. Your career has been dead and some folks just don't have it and it is okay. The only reason people are watching the show is to find out more about T.I. and Lil Wayne. The world could care less about Tiny and Toya! I am just keeping it real.

  3. "you don't have stage presents at all"
    ^^^^
    Oh wow. Tiny had money/a modicum of fame before T.I. was even established. She has her own.
    I'm bothered by the dynamic of the T.I./Tiny relationship. We don't know the whole story and of course, the show has been edited, but their relationship seems sort of abusive…(don't necessarily mean physical abuse but rather the amount of control he appears to exercise over her). Don't like that. Regardless of a person's financial status, he/she should be allowed to pursue dreams…

    Still. I really enjoy this show and i wish both women luck on their journey

  4. Hold on now. You can't assume that this relationship is "abusive" just because TI doesn't want his wife to work. I have no problem with women working, but I made a decision with my wife that she wouldn't work as long as I was pulling in enough money to run the house comfortably. That was a decision me and her made privately, and it was important to me to have that decision made. If she went one day and made a 180 on me, I'd have a problem too. I can understand that she wants a music career, but let's be real here, she ain't all that young anymore. Plus TI is going to be in prison for the next year, he'll have nothing but time to write and get his future career in order. She needs to be in her home supporting her kids while their father is in prison. She doesn't have time for a music career, not now, and when TI gets out his career isn't going anywhere… she's going to have to be in that house for the next few years raising those kids while her husband is doing what she knew he was going to do. Don't just make this about TI.

  5. Mc u sound real stupid. Either you are not watching the show or just not paying attention. First of all Toya said she will always have love for Little Wayne, but she not in love with him. As for Tiny she had money before Ti was even in the game. Tiny writes song’s check the credits. HATER!

  6. I love the show and I am rooting for these two women. To many people like you MC think that once you get some where in life, there is no where to look, but down. I love the show, as do other people. MC I am an intelligent black woman, who is not perfect, extremely educated, but when pissed off I do show a ghetto streak. You are ghetto, ignorant, glib, and extremely self-absorbed!

  7. M.C.before u criticize or call anyone ” ghetto” consider taking an elementary language arts class. 1. U can’t have ” stage presents” . What is that a gift u get on stage ? U should have written stage presence. Lol 2. It would be thier ( possesive) not there. Tiny and Toya are using publicity and the media to turn negative things in thier lives into positive inspiration for themselves , their families and many viewers. That is wonderful. What would u say if they were white?

  8. Rose Doles says:
    It would be thier( possesive) not there.

    It’s Their. But I agree with the rest of your comment.

  9. i like the show i think the girls are doing they thing i hope they keep up the good work and dont worry about the haters

  10. I think the show is fake!!! it seems to me all the conversation they are now having should have already happened if they were really true friends. Tiny sounds and look horrible when do people goin to realize plastic surgery do not always make u look better. BET should make them take some basic english classes and tiny stop chewing that damn gum on camera. I think tiny should try to continue writting, but singing she needs to leave that alone.

  11. I love the show. I am really pulling for Toya and her family. I hope her mother gets off of drugs and gives Toya and her grandchildren the relationship they desire. Tiny situation is less complicated, if TI loves her he will support her and her dreams, but on the flip side maybe he wants his children to be reared full time by their mother. If he tours and Tiny tours where will stability in the home come from? Grandma, who has to deal with Tiny's father's illness. I pray for both of these women and their families.

  12. I like the show and i always been a fan of tiny from when i was a young girl. Tiny is pretty to me people hating on her because she have a good man who wants to take car of her and he the king. Ti is fine as hell. I hope that Tiny read this but from the outside looking in cause i watch your show, maybe you should just marry Ti rasie yall kids and be a good mother, dauther, wife and set back you had your time to shine i loved you back then and still now but you should think about your kids they need you and you got money sit back and enjoy life with your kids and your mother and father and Ti. You have a good thing dont mess it up

  13. While I'm a lifelong BET (Buffoonery Entertainment Television) hater, I was surprised to see that this show is actually quite positive and failed to embarrass or exploit brown folks (as BET usually enjoys doing). I expected completely in articulate women bragging about the money given to them by the men they were with and lots of blaxpoitation. Instead, I saw two thoughtful young women who in spite of challenges in life managed to succeed. In Tiny's case, she succeeds as a professional singer/songwriter who established herself as such long before she met her boyfriend. This was refreshing to see.

    In Toya's case, she succeeds by overcoming the absence of a mother and father in her life. While she has a daughter at such a young age, her daughter is respectful and shy, Toya has the support of her grandmother in the absence of her own parents, and Toya manages to come out thoughtful, mature (even more so than her own mother), and loving…in spite of the love she was deprived of from her own parents.

    I don't call this buffoonery at all. Again, I cannot state how much I detest BET's constant stream of blaxploitation. But this show did not at all fall into that category as I initially expected. I was pleased about that.

    But this will be the only show I watch on that channel. Otherwise, BET is banned in my house at ALL TIMES.

  14. I actually agree with this assessment. He does seem controlling in an unhealthy way…and NOT just because he does not want her to work.

    She seems to be at his beck and call, and that's indicative of the imbalance of power in the relationship and a controlling nature on his part.

    But it seems to work for them. To each their own I guess. As long as she's happy and their children are happy, who am I to say anything? lol

  15. It seems that anyone can have a show theses days. What is the purpose of the show? I mean really? What happened to Tiny's face? Did she have plastic surgery or what? I bet Wayne and T.I. are embarrassed. I want to know what they have to say about that show.

  16. I think that tiny & toya made a good choice, by having this show. Forget the haters they aint going anywhere….Make Money live are die…

  17. I love this show!!! I love Toya and Tiny. This is one of the best shoes BET has produced to date. These women are going to inspire a lot of young women to do something different with their lives. As for the comment that they “need to take basic englishe classes”, there is nothing wrong with the way they speak, this is a reality tv show, and this is their reality and the reality of a lot of people who are going to watch this show. I hope that these women succeed in their endeavors and come back for another season. If not, BET should continue to make shows like this and continue to show our people that they are the ones in charge of their destinies.

  18. Hey I do agree with alot of the coments on here, I do think that T.I is a lil controlling but a man is only going to do what a women let them! it's cool that yall got it like that, but I don't think I would want to just sit at home because that's when a man think they can talk to you any way and do whatever they want! because they bring in the bread, I say 2 can have alot more then 1!! But this Toya and wayne i don't get it !Toya is very pretty and I think she has been hurt and have been through alot, it's cool that she want to get out and do her! I don't think she want him because she know it's not going to work he got love for her and everthing but his career has went to his head and all the coochie he get now and BABY'S he making! Toya you good boo do you!!

  19. I want to see them grow. I want to see them flourish. Every form of entertainment is not going to be enjoyed by every demographic. You watch what you can tolerate, you watch what you enjoy. That may not be the same thing all of the time. That may not be the same thing for everyone. That is why we should tolerate variety even when we do not approve of the content.

  20. Ms. Rose before you go telling others how to write you should check yourself too. It’s their(not thier). If that’s not the pot calling the kettle black, then I don’t know what is.

  21. Oh yes this show is crap. Another show about women that have nothing else better to do than waste time and money

  22. Nuff Love and Respect to T.I., Tiny & Toya, Different Strokes for Different Folks, y’all need to leave them Bumbuh Blaat alone, everyone live their lives as it comes, mistakes happens, Lesssons to be Learned. T.I. will return stronger than ever and Tiny will be there as always with him and the Family, It’s called A Rite of Passage.
    We all have to gear down to go at a faster pace; so we yet have to go through this period of
    discomfort, to reach higher on the Ladder of Life.
    Toya’s Bouncing back extremely well.
    So to all the Hater’s,Live and Let Live!!
    I’ve been through it all and as a Jamaican that has made it from Nothing, i share what they all going through; the public broadcast of Tiny and Toya’s Life is Just to simply use as a guide for the viewers.
    Last but not Least, it goes to show you that even with financial stability, we all won’t be truly happy if we don’t have each other to truthfully be happy,Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam, to the Greater Glory of God.
    T.I. Chin up mi blood, You’ll be bigger than before especially in the Eyes of God!

    Roshan Shaw
    919-400-3624
    321-220-7161
    876-581-1869
    RoshanShaw@msn.com

  23. WOW THESE TO WOMEN ARE GROWN AND THEY KAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS WHO’S IS IT TO GIVE THEY OPINION ON THE SHOW AS FAR AS TOYA N TINY THEY CAN GIVE A DAMN ABOUT HATERS SAYING DATS THE PURPOSE OF THE SHOW TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHO THEY REALLY ARE! AND I LOVE THE SHOW! TINY KEEP DOIN UR DAMN THING WATEVER UR HEART N MIND DECIDES U TO DO DO IT SWEETHEART N TOYA ONE DAY GOD WILL GIVE YOU THE STRENGHTH TO MOVE ON IF ITS MENT FOR U TO GO ON WITH YOUR LIFE THERE AND I KNOW WHERE UR COMING FROM CUZ IM IN UR SHOES AS OF TODAY! YOU ARE TO BEAUTIFUL BLACK WOMEN THAT HAVE GUD THINGS GOING FOR URSELVES AND GREAT FAMILIES KEEP DOING THA DAMN THING!!!!!!!!!!

  24. I HEAR U ON THAT ONE THE SHOW DOES KINDA SEEM FAKE BUT MY THING IS WHY TOYA KEEP PLAING HER MOM TALKIN ABOUT HER USING DRUGS ? THAT WOMAN KNOWS WHAT SHE IS DOING WHY REPEAT IT OVER AND OVER TELLING THE WORLD JUST SAY MOMMA U GOT ISSUES THAT U NEED TO TAKE CARE OF AND STOP YELLING AT HER SHE'S THE MOTHER I JUST FEEL TOYA GOES ALITTLE TO FAR WITH RUNNING HER MOUTH . NOW TINY I LIKE HER SHE'S THERE FOR HER MAN SHE'S NOT THAT CUTE BUT SHE RE3AL U CAN TELL SHE RIDES FOR T .I THATS WHAT HE NEEDS BUT SHE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO OTHER THINGS THEN JUST RAISE THE KIDS I DO MORE THEN RAISE MINE SHE SHOULDNT GO OFF TO SING BECOUSE THAT MEANS AWAY TO MUCH FROM THE KIDS.

  25. whether u like the show or not, that's ur business. i'm just here to say DAMN toya is fine. if wayne don't want it i'll f*** with it.

  26. TINY GIIIIIRRRRLLL… IM GLAD TO SEE YOUR LIFE DONT STOP ONCE YOU BECOME A MOTHER. I MEAN TI DIDNT PUT HIS DREAMS OFF WHEN THOSE KIDS WERE BORN. WHY SHOULD SHE. PLENTY SUCCESSFUL WOMEN WORK AND RAISE THEY KIDS. ANYTHINGS POSSIBLE AS LONG AS YOU FIND A BALANCE YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL. IF IT DONT WORK OUT AT LEAST YOU CAN FALL BACK ON THE PLUSH COMFORT OF YOUR LOVELY SOFA IN YOUR LOVELY LAVISH BIG A** HOME. TOYA THE FACT THAT SHE SURVIVED TWO YEARS MARRIED TO LIL WAYNE SAYS YOUR A STRONG WOMAN. WHO KNOWS WHAT YOU HAD TO ENDURE IN THAT RELATIONSHIP AND MADE IT OUT WITH ONLY A BROKEN HEART. NOT TO MENTION YOUR FAMILY HISTORY. IM ALL ABOUT STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN WHO DONT LET THE NEGATIVE OUT WAY THE POSITIVE. LET THE HATERS HATE THATS THEY JOB. YOU WANT TO BE REMEMBERED AS MORE THAN THE WOMAN OF FAMOUS MEN. STAND YOUR GROUND AND LEAVE YOUR OWN MARK. WHO SAYS YOU CANT HAVE IT ALL. PEACE AND BLESSINGS

  27. Hello,
    I’m a seventeen year old private school student and I don’t find that Tiny and Toya is ghetto or parasitic to neither Wayne or TIPs Careers. I enjoyed seeing these women in a different light and independent of the men they they’ve dated/dating. I haven’t see any of either male and we haven’t heard much about them. Frankly, I think that people need to cut them slack. I know half of you have dated some men you may regret. Would you enjoy if they suddenly became famous and people had nothing but negative opinions about you merely because you shared a relationship with him? It disgusts me that women sit on gossip blogs all day just to slander people they don’t even know especially after you’ve just been given the facts. Toya is especially inspiring to me so is her friendship to Tiny. Contrary to some opinions I’ve just read they’ve actually allowed me to see black women in a more positive light especially those who didn’t have the privileges I did. I can take a few notes from toya’s life and all of you can too, especially if you’re in your late twenties and taking the time out to B*tch and Moan about someone ELSE’S lifestyle over the internet. I LOVE IT.
    To be candid, Stop hating.

  28. good words youngandblack…its true what your saying, but i think most ppl criticize because it takes the focus off their own lives. its something a little part in all of us love to do. not "all" probably, but you know.

  29. I very much enjoy this show and I am not a black woman. I enjoy watching these women and seeing how they as well have doubts and issues in life. I truly have fallen for them and wish them both the best in their businesses and families.

  30. ALL I KNOW IS TINY AND TOYA ARE THE SHIT I WISH I COULD JUST KICK IT WITH THEM ONE DAY CUZ I CAN RELATE ON SO MANY LEVELS WITH THEM TINY AND TOYA BUT JUST WANTED TO SAY YOU TO ARE DOING A GOOD JOB……AND T.I BETTER GET IT TOGETHER CUZ HE HAS A GOOD WOMAN A DOWN ASS WOMAN YOU DONT WANT TO LOOSE…LOL I COULD GO ON ALL DAY I JUST WANT TO SAY STAY STRONG TO TINY AND TOYA I DONT KNOW YOU BUT IF I DID I KNOW I WOULD LOVE YOU GIRLS.

  31. I think the show is okay… It’s not the best but yet not the worst either. I UNDERSTAND the message that both women are sending, but with all that being said we all sometimes forget that “reality” shows are often mistaken to be REAL!! It’s all entertainment, not saying that it’s fake but let’s face reality the truth is sometimes stretched on these shows!! I have nothing bad to say about Tiny nor Toya big ups 2 them!!! But I do want to say that I am a HUGE WEEZY fan and I LOVE HIMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

  32. GOOD TO SEE WOMEN DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE AND ENCOURAGING. why we always so quick to point out negative crap start talking and being more positive THE WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE!

    THESE WOMEN ARE HELPING OTHERS IN MANY WAYS people can watch can find something to relate to their lives like just dealing with REAL life issues. E.G. watch and you can perhaps learn to swim or talk to problem family members
    STOP HATING AND BEING IGNORANT!!

    BIG UP TINY AND TOYA and much scces with your addventures!!

  33. my sister is a single mothers an i love the shows an it a good t.v.show an tiny keep yo head up for t.i because he will love u an im t.i big fans in i love him so much!!!!!!!!!!

  34. I am a 41 year old mother of 4 & a grandmother of 2 beautiful grandkids! I can relate so much to “TOYA” because I am also from New Orleans, La “PRE-KATRINA”..My Mother birthed 4 girls & 4 boys & she gave me away for some unknown reason..I was a middle child & it still kills me to my soul to know that she never gave me a reason as to why I was not good enough to keep..My mother’s “MOM” raised & cared for me ever since I was a baby until I was 13/14 yrs old..when my grandmother died, my life changed dramatically!! My grandma was my life, the person I looked up to as my “MOTHER”, because my mom never allowed me to have a relationship with her or my siblings, though, we all had the same dad! I had to leave La. to stay with an uncle in Houston, Tx.,But my life became so-o-o- empty all over again!! That’s why I can relate to Toya’s story as far as wanting & needing a relationship with your Birth Mom! Though, I went in search of my Mom, a few yrs ago, & I did find her & my siblings in Baton Rouge, La. where she is employed at southern University..when I laid eyes on my Mom since her Mom’s funeral, I didn’t care anymore about why she gave me away & kept everyone else..all I wanted from her was to hug me tight & “LOVE ME W/ALL HER HEART” & never let me go & she didn’t even shed a tear for me!! Although, my siblings did cry & we exchanged addresses & phone #’s..My Mom nor my siblings, never called or wrote me a letter or sent me a card or anything!!!! I made the leap of faith to find them….But I guess I wasn’t worthy or good enough in the end…I have many days that I just feel hopeless, but I know that God will see me through it all!! If there is a Mother that would love to adopt a 41 yr old lady into your family, please comment & let me know! I feel a person is never to old to need a Loving MOM!! I just want to tell “TOYA”, I understand what you are going through & I truly understand how your heart must ache every day for your Mother!! Good luck Baby!! Much love for TINY as well!!

  35. Hey, Lisa from texas! I just want you to know that I feel for you girrrrllllll!!!!! I hope your family realizes what they are missing out on……Your mom should at least try to give you some sortof explanation as to why she just gave you up like that!!! Good luck Dear!!

  36. NEVER A BAD THING WHEN HATERS APPEAR !!!! .I LOVE THE SHOW I THINK TINY YOU ARE A GENUWINE PERSON AND YOU COME OFF SO SWEET ON THE SHOW REGUARDLESS IF YOU’ALL ARE MARRIED OR NOT T.I.P. GOT U ON LOCK . (YOUR PARENTS ARE SO CUTE!)
    TOYA KEEP YA HEAD UP! U DONT EVEN KNOW YOUR AN INSPIRATION TO ALL FEMALES THAT HAVE TO START FROM SCRATCH OR START OVER I KNOW YOU’LL FIND YOURSELF AND SOMEONE GREAT.THE BEST IS YET TO COME
    (LESSON TO ALL : IT DOESNT HURT TO BE POSSITIVE) AND GIVE WORDS OF ENCOURAGMENT , WHEN YOUR TRUELY HAPPY WITH YOURSELF YOU ALWAYS SEE THE GOOD NOT THE BAD

  37. Great Show Ladies…Keep up the good work..stay encouraged and walk in faith..I hate it when folks hate on each other…namely black people..like crabs in a bucket…always trying to pull one another down

  38. This show would have been a lot better if these ladies would use better grammar. What is wrong with Tiny’s lips? Good Luck Ladies.

  39. I think the show is very positive and it doesn't matter if it's ghetto or not. Everything they say and do is positive. Both of them are on the verge of success. They show each other support, give each other advice, help with each other's kids. That's what black women supposed to be doing. My daughter can watch this show and I ain't gotta worry about ass or titties hanging all out.

  40. Just be quiet because you sound ridiculous, really. All you have to say is that Tiny looks horrible and BET needs to make them take english classes? Tiny has a nice voice and you are ridiculous. Who cares what you think about the show.

  41. Technically that's his fiance because he's given her more than one ring. Baby mama is a chick who begs for extra money when already getting child support, keys up dude's car when they see them with their new woman, and don't do a thing but braid hair, dance, or just don't do a damn thing. That's a baby mama. Tiny is TI's completion. Baby mama is a disrespectful term.

  42. How do you know what kind of money their wasting? You're ridiculous, You need to be quiet. Waste time? What time are they wasting. They are making things happen. You are just plain ridiculous, just don't say nothing else.

  43. How ridiculous, another crack head…I've had enough. Now a book. Why do we allow this foolishness. Who cares what she has to say.

  44. @ Tam, um if you don’t care why are you reading? Its a blog for people to post comments. You can state your opinion, but if someone else doesn’t agree, they can’t state what they feel? That’s stupid!

    Actually T.I. and Tiny are married. They married on Easter weekend.

    I’m thinking how can Toya write a book, when she can barely pronounce words in the English language?

  45. I love the show… however i do in some ways feel as though they are not as close as they come across to be. They seem as though they just started hangin together not to long ago. However, I think it's a great thing that Toya was able to link up with Tiny b/c she needs a positive person in her life. She's just been through to much. The show to me is a positive show that lets ever WOMEN (not just black women) know that it's ok to have your own independence. Although they may have money and fame they still try to undergo things to better themselves as women. I would like to meet them one day.

  46. Limon,
    after watching the show and finishing up this season, I can attest that this show was not at all buffoonery. Thanks so much for your feedback!

  47. I LOVE TINY AND TOYA AND I AM ACTUALLY INSPIRED BY TOYA…. SHE HAS BEEN THRU ALOT AND IS TRYING TO MAKE SUMTHIN BETTA WIT HA LIFE FOR HER AND HER DAUGHTER..
    AND TINY SHE IS NOT UGLY.. SHE ALSO IS TRYIN TO BE SUCCESFUL WHERE SHE HAS HER GIRL GROUPS .. THE BOTH OF THEM ARE PERSUING THERE DREAMS AND ALL YU PPLZ NEEDZ TO STOP HATIN..ND SO WAT IF DEY GHETTO NOT ERRBODII WAS RASIED THE SAME ND NOT ERRBODII HAD THE OPPURTUNITY TO BE GROWN IN THE UPPER CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD WERE THEY TLK LYK ROBOTS..SO GROWN THE F*CK UP ND STOP HATIN

  48. yo the show need to b bout Toya cuz she the only one worth shit…she is a beautiful and smart women…she tryin to do shit n life…Tiny aint doing shit but openin a nail salon wit T.I.P money and gurl got issues i cant undastand half wat she say and it hurts to look at her…I cant wait till Toya book come out…

  49. they need to put they show back on becase they is the real ones that making a good show that b people is watching. they not fake as hell loke the other ones they real is a motherfucker!!!
    i love they sooo much i wish i can meet them one day in life!! toya is being a good as mother with out lil wayne and tiny is being a good is mother too

  50. Man Toya is pretty and Tiny ugly azz hell bro on god and lil wayne im mad azz hell that him and toya not together no moe and t.i. sexy azz wit the ugliest rat of all LMAO bang bang

  51. I'm Tee from Cali, via N.O. so I totally feel Tiny and Toya. I like the show, it is motivational and heart felt. Keep up the good work and let the haters hate; for this is all that they have to do.
    Toya you have endured alot and God has a plan for you ma, so keep pushing and don't give up; for as you know coming from a gutter/sewer like The N.O. and ending in the place where you are is a beautiful thing, keep pushing, have faith and you will conquer.
    You guys are strong black woman, who's now in a place to manifest your dreams and ambitions.
    You go girl, don't let nothing stop you. Tiny I also want to comment on your mom and her strength and courage to stand by her man, for I see where your backbone comes from, tell mom she and your dad are in my prayers.
    Hey Toya before I forget, as for your mom and the people at home remember you can inform, but you can not tranform, your strenghth and fortitude is for you and Reginae. Stay strong sisters and keep pushing.

  52. Well I enjoyed watching the show. I will admit they do should ghetto. Make Atlanta seem like it's more than just talking sloopy. And what I heard, Tiny had a stroke back when she was young, that's why her mouth is like it is. And I also heard T.I. wanted the show to end because Tiny is making herself look rediculous.

  53. I don't like to say too much about ppls children, but what I do see I'd rather speak out than to not say a word. Doesn't it seem like Tiny and her daughter don't have a good mother/daughter bond? And did Toya ever get her G.E.D? By watching that show it let me know a little bit more than I needed about T.I. Yes definately he seems controlling. Tiny needs to do her, because sitting @ home w/ kids aallll day will get tiresome. Get that cheetah on your own. When a man brings the money he controls you and the money.

  54. That is so true they dont even speak good grammar and toya talking about writing a book lol.. Staying in that low income apartment and lil wayne got all this money that she will never see

  55. right on tiny looks like a duck I know T.I singing that song ASAP for her because she needs to go get that face fix as soon as possible lol

  56. THIS GOES OUT TO WHOEVER M.C. IS THAT LEFT THAT BOGUS COMMENT…….I THINK THAT YOU ARE JUST BEING STUPID BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING VERY JUDGEMENTAL TO THESE TWO LADIES…..THESE WOMEN ARE TRYING TO BETTER THEMSELVES BY OVERCOMING THEIR PAST AND OTHER THINGS THAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH…JUST LIKE A MAN TO ALWAYS TRY AND PUT A WOMAN DOWN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. I WATCH THE SHOW ALL THE TIME AND I DON’T WATCH TO FIND OUT ABOUT T.I. AND LIL’WAYNE DONT GET ME WRONG I LIKE THEM ALSO BUT IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THEM THIS TIME…YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK YOURSELF AND NEXT TIME THINK BEFORE U COMMENT@!!! I LOVE TINY AND TOYA….KEEP DOIN WAT YOU DO!!!

  57. I am an African American Male (Father) in Los Angeles, and I must admit that when I saw the preview of the show a month ago or so, I was less than impressed with the thought of another Reality show period.

    But my wife had the show on the television this morning when I woke up. Well, my wife is out of the room now for quite sometime now, and I’m still watching. In fact I believe this is the 3rd episode in a row and I have not changed the channel.

    No I did not like Tamika’s speech, and it did bother me at first, but if I am not mistaken their is a prime time cable show with a woman named Holly Hunter, who has an accent identical Tamka’s and Holly is considered smart for getting and staring in her own TV show.

    I don’t consider these young people stupid nor buffoons “which is not polite to say about someone in the first place”.

    A great person once said “If you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all. I’m from the south, and I think it was my Moma, Baba, grand mother, Big Baba and a number of aunts and uncles.

    Oh! and another person who might have been just a great said “within every person their is at least one book”.

    I believe if everyone who had something negative to say about these two young people getting a show would begin to work on themselves.

    Publish your own book, or figure out how to use the 21st Century New Media as a tool to improve your own position in life, rather than continue to be simple product end-users and simple consumers of New media, you may find more personal satisfaction, and may fined a way to improve your own position in life as well.

    For instance, what if you begin to look at products like your cell phone and begin to develop your own apple type applications for mass consumption, that’s just one example.

    I believe one person, Toya showed you how to get your own book published, “DIDN’T SHE”.

    Finally on the subject of hat-ten on these young people, open your eyes, they are showing you, how to produce new media that can help you better your own financial position.

    If you simply begin to look at hings with a different eye. What do you think it took to look past all the distractions that can place themselves in front of you everyday to stay focus and get a show on BET.

    Get yourself a show on BET, or maybe another network, “if you can”.

    Improve yourself, then open the door for someone else, instead of standing by the the door with the intent of tripping someone up as they walk through it.

    I Like these 2 young people, and the show.

    Doc
    ASDInc.

  58. hater damn you a real life hater know the world could care less about your negitive feed n tiny still get money from writein songs so far as u saying her career dead get yo facts 2gether !!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  59. okay first of all whoever this M.C bitch is you need to get ya fucking head on straight .these women are very influintal to alot of young women around the worl including my self , i don't think it's right that you try and put somebody on blast you don't know what the fuck they done been through and for you to say tiny aint got any stage presents at all. yeha you really need to cool out .mufucka . Xscape was one of the best there was back inn the day so what i sugest to you instaead of actin like an asshole if i must say so .you need to sit down somewhere : now there's something real for ya ass :)

  60. who care's big deal anyone can get a reality show..look at new york , chance & real, and the other punch of loser's..

  61. I will probably get some backlash for this. Howcome all I hear is that Tiny and Toya want to separate themselves from Lil Wayne and T.I. as much as possible, but yet and still anything they have to do with revolves around their ex/husbands? Lets be real, would anyone care what they had to say, and what they have went through and are striving to do, if it were not for the status of the 2 rappers. Another thing, Toya seems more seasoned on screen than Tiny, and Tiny is supposed to be the former Xscape member. I know that ther is a little ‘hood’ in everybody, and you definitely should never forget where you came from. But damn. I’m 20 years old and I really wish that women would represent themselves better on national television. I wish them both the best, good luck with their future, holla

  62. TYPO. *There* is a little hood in everybody. Before I get corrected 4 times like yall never made a typo before. lol.

  63. Your perfect huh? just simply turn the channel you clown and mind your business you probably one of those clowns thats a pay check from bum so speak for yourself loser and do the world a favor and jump off a cliff……Your a true NUTTASS HATER….

  64. MC YU SOUND SOOOOO VERY IGNORANT YU MUST BE RACIST OR HAVE SOMETHING AGAINST RICH BLACKL FEMALES;;;WATCHU JEALOUS OR SOMETHING??I THINK YOU SHOULD JUS ROLL OVER AND DIE,,,BETTER YET JUMP OFF A CLIFF BITCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  65. those of yall that be tlkn bout tiny sayn she ugly and stuff like that need ta gon sum wea cuz she aint she doing ha thang aint she apparently ti ainT got a problem wid it so fuk on hatas gils yal do yal thng AND I LUV THA SHO

  66. I love Tiny, i still listen to her music from Xscape, very talented. I honestly expected more from the show, or for it to be aired a little longer, but it was ok. I never missed an episode, i really think Tiny is trying to keep herself occupied, as a mother I too understand the importance of being their for your kids especially at a young so I feel that Tiny should still write songs and work with the girl group. Then later after her kids are a little older she can go back on the road. If it was true that she had a stroke or was in a car accident, whatever it is, i wonder if that affected her speech or singing? She talks a little different from what I remember on interviews back in the day. Or if she just decided to do plastic surgery, she did not need it, she was real pretty. As for Toya, i really dont understand why she needed a show, a lot of ppl new Lil Wayne had an ex-wife but no one really talked crap about her, well not on a large scale i.e where she needed to go on a show to clarify anything. I really think she needs to go back to school and further her education, she is a nice lady. But, I get the feeling that she wanted some publicity or an opportunity to make some money for herself. Not that anything is wrong with that. But, people will take her more seriously if when she speaks you hear confidence. For eg her statement “lil wayne tooked my virginity”…so many ppl laughed so much after watching that episode. It sounded so shallow. Just say something like, he was my first love or something like that.
    Whats going on with her mom is sad. This might sound harsh, but i believe u have to help someone who wants to be helped. If u keep trying and she goes back to do the same thing, u need to just let it go and learn from it and improve your life for ur daughter. Because the more u keep chasing ur mom around is the more its gonna drag u down. She is where she wants to be.

    I hope if they come back for another season, there will be major improvements, its good that they are out there trying to do positive things, but we want to see strong female role models. Anyways show was ok, love tiny, wish them all the best. Hope that book did well.

  67. NO REALITY SHOW ON BET THAT IS TALKIN ABOUT LIFE IS NOT GHETTO cuz if YOUR SAYING THIS GHETTO THEN YOUR SAYING KEYSHIA COLE THE WAY IT ALL THOSE SHOW YOUR SAYING ARE GHETTO .. hatER..

  68. FOREAL THEY GETTIN MORE MONEY THEN ME.. AND IM A women SO WHY WOULD I BE HATING . IMA SUPPORT THEM REGARDLESS EVEN IF IM STILL SITTING HERE ON THIS SEAT .. THEY SHOWED ME THAT YOU CAN MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE STRUGLES AND ACHIVE MORE.. AT LEAST TOYA DIDNT GIVE UP ON FINDING HER MOTHER AND TINY STUCK THREW WITH HER FIANCE T.I GOING TO JAIL AND HER DAD HAVING SOME KIND OF SICKNESS THEY SHOWED ME THAT SO WHATEVER YOU WANNA SAY MR M.C. I REALLY DONT CARE SO THERE YOUR A HATER… THATS ALL YOU DO IS SPIT ON PEEPZ NAMEZ.. ANY WAY IM GONNA KEEP ON WATCHING THERE SHOW .. . REAL TALKZ B

  69. I don't think she sounds stupid at all, actually I quite agree with her on some aspects. I can't believe that there are some women who think what Toya and Tiny are doing with their lives, trying to get in on their fiance's/ex's limelight is a good thing. Where is their dignity? I don't think Tiny should be an inspiration to anybody. Everything I've seen with her in it is her talking about all the things she gets from her man blah blah blah. I saw in her say in another interview that her music career was very short. Well there has to be a reason for that. If she actually had talent and intellect she would still be recording and she would be making her OWN money but obviously there is no such talent to be seen and she's had to start relying on someone to take care of her because obviously she can't make it on her own. She has to have a man support her because she can't support herself. I would hate to think if heaven forbid she lost "her man" What the hell would she do? It is because of this that I do not think this woman is someone to look up to. I mean would you want your daughter to be the in that predicament? Can't take care of herself and is always out looking for some rich guy? Or would you rather she have some dignity and take care of herself? Don't sell yourself short, there are far better woman than this vapid and vain piece of shit that Tiny is that deserve your admiration.

  70. At first I will admit I had negative thoughts about the show …but upon watching a few times, my views
    have changed. I never knew anything about these two ladies. And I must say I love the show. I now faithfully watch it and hope it continues on for anothe rseason.

  71. WOW TINY & TOYA YALL GOT A LOT OF HATERS……I THINK THEY DOIN GOOD…..TO BE HONEST TINY WAS IT BEFORE HER AND T.I GOT TOGETHER!!! AND HOW DO YOU NOT LIKE BET….YOU MUST BE WHITE….LOL ANYWAYS I THINK THE GIRLS ARE DOIN GOOD…THEY’RE SHOWIN WOMEN ALL OVER THE WORLD HOW DO DEAL WITH YOU PROBLEMS LIKE THERES….STOP HATIN…..TOYA WAS WITH LIL WAYNE FOR A WHILE SENCE THEY WERE YOUNGE THEY HAVE A KID TOGETHER OF COURSE SHES STILL GANNA HAVE LOVE FOR HIM…..SHES BETTER THEN THOSE GIRLS HE MESSIN WIT NOW…..BUT ANYWAYS STOP HATIN….IF YOU SPEND THE TIME YOUR HATIN WITH AND USE IT FOR YOUR OWN BUSINESS YOU WOULD BE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE!!!!!!!!!

  72. wtf? y does it matter?? yall too wraped up in other ppls live. it aint that foreal. chill n mind yo buisness if yuh dont like the show then koo. do wat yuh do. but y yuh gotta hate.? they obviously doin better than yuh r kuz they on tv. it aint yo buisness wat they doin wit they relationshipz. its sad… sumbodi always gotta open up they mouth n hate on a sista wen they start doin sumthin bigger that yuh think they capable ov. its sad all yall prolli grown, n i aint but 16. yall need to grow up n get over that fact that ppl is doin better than yuh. HOP OFF N CHANGE THE CHANNEL! damn

  73. I really like the show. they are keeping it real. tiny and toya keep doin u and ignore the haters

  74. YALL IZ CRAZY YALL NEED TO GET A LIFE AND LET TI AND HIS FAMILY ENJOY THE TIME DAT HE'S OUT STOP WORRIND ABOUT OTHER FOLKS N WORRIE BOUT YOSELF N DATZ ALL I GOT 2 SAY 4 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. he doesnt want his wife/fiance to work because he wants to take care of his family on his own dumbass!!! who are you to say that he is abusive. T.I. has done some negative stuff in the past and i dont kno him personally but he would never control his wife like that. have respect for other people!!!!!

  76. wow man. that was the most racist thing i have ever heard. get a life and quit laying on your back and pay attention to the sho. you just made yourself look reallty stupid right now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. toya does that because she acually care about her moms health. what dont you get about that. quit calling the show fake and open your eyes and see the real side of life jackass!!!!

  78. I LOVE TINY AND TOYA!!!! ANY OF YOU PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THEM ARE JUS HATERS AND YOU SHOULD REALLY FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO HATE ON! DONT BE MAD BECAUSE TINY AND TOYA HAVE IT BETTER THAN YOU DO AND ARE POSITVE INSPIRATIONAL BEAUTIFUL WOMEN… GOD DONT LIKE UGLY….SO STOP HATING!!!

  79. -iLove This Show |&&| Tinyy n Toyaa…Theyy Inspiree Mhe T2 Do Bettah |&&| Wannah Bhe Ah' Beddah Person….iLyy Both :)

  80. Keeping it real. OK. Let's keep it real. Why are you so bitter? Just because you would want to be a stay at home mom doesn't mean every woman has that desire nor is it necessarily her God given purpose. Whether your previous career has come and gone, that doesn't mean life is over and it's time to chill as you say. Maybe you're a young woman who has yet to figure out what she wants to do in life. Therefore, you think having money is the ultimate goal. Talk about bad grammar. Check yourself!!

  81. Thank you for explaining the incorrect grammer to MC. You are so correct before people try critizing others they should check themselves first! I really looked foward to watching each episode.

  82. T.I is a bum Thung Ghetto……nigra ya heard niggra's got some of the lowest standards in Norht America

  83. I have my opinions about the show, but I watch it to support two of my sisters who had a plan and are following through on it. They are doing what they will. For those of us who are putting their show down, find a goal, get a vison, make something happen that you think is worthy of your time and effort. I just don't understand why we are bent on the negative,especially when what other people do doesn't concern us! If they are "ghetto" or whatever, let them be that. If you don't like "ghetto", then don't you be ghetto. Go to your quiet space and receive a relevation about something you can breathe life into. Tiny and Toya did. Why don't some of you give the public something to talk!

  84. I love the show….it show's MOTHER's of ALL kinds from ALL over….every one is not the same, they dont talk or look the same.BET has been around for 30years, and does not SUCK!!! by far….please stop hating , cuz dont no body HATING on here got a show, they laughing to the bank…so keep talking shhh!!!LOL!!! THEY going to the BANK, what ya'll got……..do u!! Tonya W. STL>MO.

  85. Hmmm, and where does it say "your or you're" in that paragraph? More like you are dilusional, you can get help for a condition like that sweetheart.

  86. TODAY IS MY FIRST TIME WATCHIN’ THE SHOW. THERE REALLY IS NO POINT TO THE SHOW. ONE I NEVER CARED FOR AND THE OTHER I NEVER HEARD OF. THEIR ENGLISH IS DEPLORABLE SO HOW IN THE HELL CAN TOYA WRITE A BOOK?

  87. What is thier? If you are going to correct someone, perhaps you should check your own spelling/grammar first.

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