Is everything okay again at the Harris house? Rapper TI and his son King put aside their apparent animosity and teamed up for King’s new foray into music.
On Wednesday, the 19-year-old released his first family collaboration, “Father Like Sons,” which features TI’s eldest son, Domani. Incidentally, this came immediately after King and the Grammy-winning rapper had a falling out. which went viral after King partially livestreamed he.
TI and King, who said he will retire his Kid Saiyan moniker in 2024, had engaged in a light-hearted exchange over the weekend about the aspiring emcee’s upbringing in his suite at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at the Atlanta game. Sunday’s Falcons.
The “Whatever You Like” rapper and his wife, Tiny, claimed that King’s childhood was quite comfortable (he was raised in a gated community with a “silver spoon,” they said), but King insisted that his early days were full of difficulties that made him want to flee to his grandmother’s house. As a counterpoint, Tiny alleged in the footage that this was where King was allowed to use a pacifier until he was 12 years old.
As the argument escalated, and with King repeatedly saying “I’m in business,” the exchange appeared to become physical in the suite. As speculation ran rampant, IT, real name Clifford Harris, and the other Harrises did little to address the feud until the song’s release.
The Internet, as is often the case, eagerly weighed in on the debate, and King fueled speculation for days by cryptically alluding to it on social media. TI, who has seven children in his blended family with Tiny, appeared to break his silence about Tuesday’s altercation to promote King’s new song, writing on Instagram that the Harris family is “knit together” and that he would go to the ” heaven or the depths of hell” for your child.
“Damn, what is the Internet talking about… The H family is tied in a knot… We all have… 4LIFE… I’m going to TRIP to heaven or the depths of HELL about my son and there’s nothing that can change that. Now tune in… to the new episode of #GOATTalk wit Me & my Jr. @the_next_king10…” the “Live Your Live” rapper wrote, later adding, “I can’t deny my DNA.”
Tip’s post accompanied a complex interview between father and son discussing the best reasons why they have gone viral. In it, the “Ant-Man” actor also noted that the media “is overrated” and that if a viral moment “turns into commerce… it has to come first.”
It seems like “Father Like Sons” lives up to Tip and his son’s old mantras. King refers to himself as a “wild card” on the track and states that unless you watch the family’s reality show on VH1, “TI and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” then “you wouldn’t get the picture.” He also repeats the phrase “I look a lot like my dad” on the track, as well as “I stay in business.”
“Dad taught me how to stand up for myself and not take any shit, and that’s who I am, no matter where I’m from,” King told Complex. He added that the song describes his life off camera and the person who is independent of his family.
TI, 43, has won three Grammy Awards and is considered one of the pioneers of trap music in Atlanta. His musical genes have already been showcased by his and Tiny’s family. Her eldest son, Messiah Harris, 23, whom she shares with ex Lashon Dixon, is a country and blues musician whose stage name is Buddy Red.
“Father Like Sons” rapper Domani, 22, has been celebrated for his masterful flow and featured Messiah on his song “Hi-Ya.”
Tiny Harris, whose real name is Tameka Cottle, is no stranger to the music scene either. She was a member of the ’90s R&B group, Xscape, and earned a Grammy Award for her contributions to TLC’s 1999 hit, “No Scrubs.”
His daughter with ex Zonnie Pullins, Zonnique Pullins, is a member of the R&B group OMG Girlz, who formed Tiny, and appeared on “Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta” from 2017 to 2018.