Atlantic Records/Warwick SaintThe fifth season of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, premiered last week with an episode that followed T.I. and his wife Tiny dealing with their sons, Messiah, who is preparing to get his learner’s permit, and Domani, who is focused on flirting with the ladies. However, the rapper tells ABC Radio that there are plenty of new developments that fans can anticipate during the rest of this season.
“Man, you can just expect more family, more us and advanced parenting situations. The children are getting older and we’re finding ourselves in more sophisticated circumstances with them, and our oldest daughter wants to move out, which I fully support,” Tip says. “Major wants to model, if that’s how he wants to spend his childhood then fine, you know, as long as he takes it serious. Got three kids in high school this year — all types of stuff, man just all types of stuff, more us, more family, more Major.”
Tiny chimes in that fans appreciate their parenting skills, but acknowledges that they’re no different from anyone else. “It’s a little pressure, you know, because I know a lot of people try to compare us to the Cosby‘s or the Huxtable’s, but we are a real-life, live family, so it’s not scripted, it’s not put together; and so I just want everyone to know that we’re going to go through out things, ups and downs and some things may not be as great as they should be, but we learn and we go through the lessons as everybody else do.”
The rapper explains that the reality in their reality show is what makes the VH1 series so special. “The good thing about reality, and the good thing about it being in real-time, is that you actually get to see the kids grow; and the good thing about each season is that you’ve never seen this child go through this phase of life, you’ve never seen us respond or how we deal with each child during that phase of life for each child,” he says. “I think that is unique and very special for every season.”
The next episode of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET on VH1.
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