T.I. & Tiny Premiere New VH1 Show The Family Hustle in New York
T.I. and his wife Tiny held the premiere screening for their new VH1 show
last night at New York’s Yotel venue, with guests including Swizz Beatz and Big K.R.I.T.
Tip’s show, which he does not like to refer to as a reality show, documents his life as a husband and father who puts his family first and is in the process of bringing his career back up to speed after being released from another prison term. The first episode will premiere Monday at 9 P.M. ET/PT on VH1.
“Thank everybody once again for showing up and for continuing to support us as a family, both personally and professionally. We hope you guys enjoy it as much as we enjoyed presenting it to you,” T.I. expressed before the screening started.
Two of the most riveting clips, included Tip choosing to attend his son Domani’s football game, even though it would result in him being late to his first on-stage rehearsal since being released from prison, and T.I. helping Domani launch his own career as a rapper by teaching him how to flow and engage the crowd during a performance.
“The show and the book, all of that, is just an extension of him,” said Jeff Belizaire, marketing director of Tip’s clothing line Akoo.
“I love everybody who love me, man. You know what I’m saying? Swizz is my brother. I support him; he supports me. He’s part of the family. Love,” T.I. said to XXLmag.com when asked his thoughts on those who came out to support him at the screening. –Christopher Minaya