Atlanta rap star T.I. and his girlfriend and former Xscape group member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle are expecting their second child together, AllHipHop.com has confirmed.
The child is the second the couple have together and the fifth for the 27-year-old rapper, who is currently under house arrest, while awaiting trial on federal gun charges.
Cottle, 32, was present when T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested in October of 2007 for allegedly attempting to purchase three machine guns and two silencers.
Reports of Cottles pregnancy began to surface shortly after she was arrested for possession of marijuana and ecstasy during the raid on an Atlanta parking lot the resulted in T.I.s arrest.
Cottle joined Xscape in 1992 and the group was later signed to Jermaine Dupris So So Def label, where they released three platinum albums and hit singles like “Understanding,” “All I Need,” “Am I Dreaming” and others.
She also earned a Grammy Award for co-writing TLCs hit single “Scrubs” in 1999. In January of 2007, the pair confirmed that Cottle was expecting a child, but tragedy struck the couple in March, when she suffered a miscarriage six months into her pregnancy.