It warms our jaded hearts to see that there is, in fact, the possibility of love in the music industry. Rapper T.I., born Clifford Harris, married longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle this past weekend here in Miami.
It's a nice payoff for Tiny, who's stood by her man through a nine-year relationship that's been full of drama. Together, the couple has witnessed the break-up of Tiny's old group, Xscape, and the rise of T.I.'s own stardom. The relationship has produced two healthy sons but survived the stillborn death of a daughter and, of course, T.I.'s incarceration from May 2009 to this past March.
Finally, this past Friday and Saturday in Miami, the pair kind of married twice -- and may be scheduling a third shebang. The official paperwork went down at a Miami courthouse on Friday, and the expected star-studded actual wedding took place on Saturday at a private Star Island residence. (Bossip also reports that the pair will celebrate again this weekend in Vegas.) Photos have already leaked.
Rap-up has a series of photos that are blurry and low-res enough to have come from a guest or staffer at the ceremony. (Never trust the caterers?) Looks like the bride and groom both wore white (yay for that classy, traditional touch), and Tiny arrived T.I. and Tiny were delivered to the reception in a Cinderella-worthy, light-up horse-drawn carriage. A fireworks display capped off the whole thing.
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Industry attendees included singer Monica, singer/songwriter/Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, rappers Lil Duval and Lil Scrappy, and more. For photos, check out this selection on Rap-Up.