The rapper and Roots star says of his newborn Heiress, 'She's a sweetheart, she’s beautiful'
T.I. is a proud dad indeed!
“An enormous blessing,” T.I., 35, told PEOPLE of experiencing his seventh bundle of joy. “She’s a sweetheart. She’s beautiful.”
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Though Heiress is the newest addition to the Harris family, T.I. and former Xscape singer Tiny, 40, are also parents to two sons: Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III, 11, and Major Philant Harris, 8.
“My newest Blessing! Heiress & her daddy,” Tiny wrote alongside a sweet Instagram photo of her husband and new daughter shortly after her birth.
T.I. is also dad to sons Messiah Ya’Majesty, 16, and Domani Uriah, 15, as well as a daughter named Deyjah Imani, 14, from previous relationships. Tiny also has one daughter from a previous relationship, 20-year-old Zonnique Jailee.
T.I. and Tiny spoke to PEOPLE in January about how Heiress’ impending arrival would shift the household dynamic.
“It’s going to add to a house of madness,” said Tiny, who has also opened up in the past about giving birth to a stillborn daughter, Leyah Amore, in 2007. “A new baby is something we haven’t had in seven years — it’s going to be a little chaotic.”
Speaking of his role as Cyrus in Roots as the “most important in his career,” the musician and actor explained on Monday, “It came with a tremendous amount of responsibility. I’m extremely honored, humbled.”
He also indicated that he’d initially almost turned down the role in the miniseries.
“[Roots executive producer] Will Packer, my friend and buddy in the business, refused to take no for an answer,” he elaborates. “He continued to send me material … he sent me the character arc, and I couldn’t turn it down.”
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