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Tiny Cottle from "Tiny & Toya," whose actual name is Tameka Cottle, stars in the BET reality docu-series.

It's been a long time since Tiny Cottle sang with multi-platinum R&B group, XSCAPE. A long time since the Soul Train Awards and her Grammy for writing the TLC megahit "No Scrubs." A long time spent primarily with her fiancé, rap superstar T.I., her children, and her parents. Which is just the way she wanted it.

But things are changing. Last season, T.I. went to prison for a year and a day; her beloved father, Charles' Alzheimer's disease progressed to the point of near debilitation, and slowly but surely, Tiny turned back to her music. Despite T.I.'s disapproval, she went back to work at the thing she knows and loves better than anything—her music. She didn't start singing again, didn't go that far, but by producing her own girl groups, she was able to use her experience and her talent and still keep the peace with her "honey."

This season, she takes her music to the next level. Showcasing a couple of girl groups in Atlanta is one thing, but now she wants to put them on her own label and get national distribution. And something else… maybe it's because her daughter, Zonnique, is in one of the groups, the OMG Gurlz—which brings back a lot of memories from back in the day—or maybe it's just being around music again. Whatever it is, Tiny is starting to sing. For real. And despite knowing how T.I. feels about her going back to work, she's starting to sing again anyway. The drive to perform is a powerful one, and Tiny's no longer willing to fight her own innate desire to make a comeback.

But with Tiny, it's never just about career. Her father's continued deterioration is forcing Tiny to come to terms with what it means to lose a loved one to the ravages of Alzheimer's. Tiny's mantra has been "try not to think about it so much," but she's discovering that denial is no longer an option. Her mother, Dianne—the heart and soul of the family—is going to need help very soon, and Tiny will have to step up and share in this labor of love.

A house full of kids, a fiancé in prison, a burgeoning career and a dying father. Life. And, as usual, Tiny is right in the middle of it.


How tall is Tiny Cottle? How old is Tiny Cottle? Find out here.

Age: 41 years old
Birthday: July 14, 1975
Height: 4' 11"
Nickname: Tiny
lil mama
Full Name / Real Name: Tameka Cottle
Birthplace: College Park, GA
Husband: T.I. (7/31/2010, 2 children)

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