Now that the world’s seen T.I. learn about his stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins’ pregnancy live on the air, new grandmother Tiny Harris is all in, finally being able to break the secret she’d apparently been hiding from her husband. She’s not letting fans, however, get off that easy for making remarks on her page about her family.
Zonnique Pullins, or as T.I. refers to her, “Nique Nique,” is one of the hosts of the new Fox Soul show The Mix. She also used to be a performer, much like her mother, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, who is still part of the R&B hit group Xscape. Zonnique used to be a member of OMG, formerly known as the “OMG Girlz.”
It’ll be the 24-year old’s first child and her 23-year old partner’s third child overall and first with Pullins, and she decided to break the news to her stepfather T.I. on the premiere episode of her Fox Soul show.
When asked about a sonogram by one of the show’s other co-hosts, T.I. tries to guess before landing upon “anybody but Nique Nique.” Unfortunately for him, his guess was wrong because shortly after, Zonnique let him know that it was indeed her that was the one expecting. The now soon-to-be grandfather hollered, “I need another drink and a joint!”
Turns out Tip learned that not only did his wife Tiny know, she’d been keeping it from him while texting with Zonnique about things like baby clothes and making other plans. He didn’t seem to be particularly happy, but he was a good sport, especially when Tiny showed up to support.
Mama Tiny apparently had been in on the con for a while, hiding the news at the request of her daughter. She excitedly re-posted Zonnique’s pregnancy photo shoot, proclaiming her approval loud and clear via her own Instagram.
“I can finally say…My baby is having a baby!! I’m getting more excited by the day!!” the Xscape singer exclaimed. ” @zonniquejailee @bandhunta_izzy Congratulations to you both!! I love y’all 👑💙‼️ #Babygirlontheway #Zonnique #Izzy #TheMix #TuesdayNight.”
Recently, Zonnique told People magazine that she’s happy the rumors from over the years can finally be put to rest about her pregnancy. “Literally every year, probably for the past three years, this same rumor [that I was pregnant] had come out,” Pullins said. “This time I actually am pregnant. It’s weird!”
Zonnique also told People that the hardest part so far about her pregnancy so far has been navigating doctor’s visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. While it may be “weird” for her, mother Tiny knows exactly what her daughter is about to go through. She’s already kicked into high gear protecting her own cub.
“Girl get tf off my page wit that s–t. She gone be good if she don’t have a husband! I didn’t have one when I had her & we did damn good & we great now,” Tiny clapped back at a fan who left a comment slandering the fact that Zonnique isn’t married to the father of her child.
“Finally? Why not teach ya “baby” not to be another BM but to be a WIFE,” the commenter said, setting her off. There were various back and forths in Tiny’s post among commenters, as they debated whether or not Zonnique is better off as a “baby momma” or “wife.”
See the comment by Tiny below.