T.I. is not a fan of most reality shows, but he loves his series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. While some shows are violent in nature, T.I. and Tiny’s hustle focuses on the family.
“All that fighting and cussing each other out isn’t my idea of entertainment. That’s why I don’t watch shows with all that on them,” says Tip. “I don’t live like that and don’t want to watch anyone else living like that either. That does nothing for me. That’s not who we are as a family and my children know how to handle themselves in life and in public. The foundation of good sense was put in them a long time ago, so I don’t worry about them acting out in the same way after they watch shows with foolishness on them. We don’t do that in our house so they aren’t even confused about how to carry themselves,” explains the rapper.
Although some may think that T.I. decided to do his own reality show to give the genre a better outlook, he actually chose to welcome cameras into his home to give the public a clear perspective of who he was. “I did a reality show to give people an idea of who I really am. I wanted my fans to see what my life and my family’s life was actually like apart from all the rumors they see on the blogs and in the news. You can’t believe any of that stuff you read, and I wanted my fans to understand my reality and my world.”
T.I. and Tiny parent six children, all of which appear on their reality show. Season Two of T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle airs weekly on VH1.