Fresh off an appearance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, TV star Tameka Tiny Cottle recently gave an update of her husbands current condition and the tragic violence thats hit her inner circle.
Earlier this month, Tinys former Xscape bandmate and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burrus lost her fiancée Ashley AJ Jewell.
His death was the result of injuries sustained in a fight at an Atlanta strip club.
Coupled with the brutal shooting death of former boxing champion Vernon Forrest in July, Cottle revealed that T.I. urges her to remain close to home to prevent becoming a target.
I talk to him about a little of everything, just things going on. He hears things and we talk about it, Tiny explained to AllHipHop.com. He wants me to stay out the way, me being out of harms way. I know its a lot of crazy things going on so I try to stay in as much as possible because I dont have him here. So I come out only when its necessary. I stay out the way. But he even said it was a terrible situation that AJ had to lose his life like that. Him not knowing the situation and whats going on he really cant speak on it.
Tiny was on hand October 10 at Atlantas BET Hip-Hop Awards taping to accept two awards for T.I.
The Atlanta superstar took home honors for CD of the Year [Paper Trail] and Collaboration of the Year [Live Your Life].
When asked how hes mentally coping with the prison sentence, Tiny explained that he engages in regular jail activities while being kept abreast of Grand Hustle business.
Hes doing good. Hes passing the time by working out and just doing things they do inside, you know, she stated. Hes playing handball and things like that. I go see him every Sunday, sometimes on Mondays. We talk everyday. He gets emails, working out and doing things like that so hes busy in there. He has a full schedule.
The 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards is scheduled to air on Tuesday October 27 at 8PM.
At press time, T.I. is set to be released from prison on March 26, 2010