T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle returns to VH1 on April 15

By Karen Mizoguchi
April 08, 2019 04:45 PM
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In the new season of his VH1 show, T.I. is honoring his older sister, Precious Harris, who died at age 66 in February.

“She always reminded me that this too shall pass,” T.I. says in the season 2 trailer of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, which airs April 15.

More than a week before her death, Harris was involved in a serious car accident in Atlanta.

“It just breaks my heart. She vibrant — I don’t think she would want us moping around sad; Precious loved to have fun,” singer Monica says.

In another scene, T.I. pays tribute to his late sibling before giving a toast with the rest of the cast. “We’re going to rejoice,” the rapper says.

Precious is survived by three children: Kayama Chapman, Avis Chapman-Reese and Kareem “Plug” Chapman.

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T.I., who had been pulling for his sister to make it through on social media, previously addressed her death in an emotional Instagram post.

“We ALL Love You, Miss you, & Appreciate you for your love, service & lifetime dedication to US!!!” wrote T.I. (born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.).

“And while We’re ALL Happy to see you get your well deserved wings of eternal peace… free from pain, worries, & anguish… But Still WE ALL REALLY HATE TO SEE YOU GO!!!… We’ll be miserable for a while for missing your physical presence, but your lessons of love, words of wisdom & historical memories WILL NEVER DIE!!!”

The message was accompanied by a close-up photo of Harris with a statement written on top.

“While we are saddened that our beloved Precious is no longer with us, she will forever have a special place in our hearts and our family,” the statement read. “I was such a lucky man because you were my sister. You were there every step of the way…always helping me become my best self. I/we could not have done it without you. Forever grateful. Your baby brother, TIP.”

In addition to T.I. remembering his late sister, fans will watch Monica split from husband Shannon Brown after eight years of marriage.

“Going through a divorce is not easy,” the singer says. “I just didn’t expect to be a 38-year-old single mom of three. … I’m on my own, like my own, own.”

Monica filed for divorce from the former Los Angeles Laker player in Atlanta in early March, according to TMZ.

The Grammy winner secretly married the athlete, 33, in a private L.A. wedding ceremony in November 2010, and the pair kept their matrimony under wraps for months before confirming the news in January 2011. Monica (born Monica Denise Arnold) and Brown later tied the knot again, in front of family and famous friends, at a second ceremony and reception in July 2011.

Other memorable moments to come this season on T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle will include LeToya Luckett welcoming her first child, daughter Gianna Iman. “Life changes, quick,” Luckett says.