PHOTOGRAPHED FOR IN TOUCH BY ALEX MARTINEZ; EVERETT COLLECTION
Clifford “T.I.” Harris -- known mainly for his hard-core rap songs and a recent stint in prison for a parole violation after a previous incarceration on gun charges -- has traded street life for the sweet life!
The family man poses at an exclusive photo shoot for In Touch — on newsstands now -- re-creating the iconic Cosby Show portrait with his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their blended brood of six children.
With their new VH1 reality show T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, many have compared them to the famous TV family. “It’s flattering, though I like to think of us as a unique piece of our society! The Huxtables are more conservative, older and from a different environment. But we share unity, strength and prominence.”
T.I. says it was his family whose support got him through his 10 months behind bars.
“I went to see him every week and the kids talked to him all the time,” “Tiny” tells In Touch.
And though it’s a handful with six kids from the age of 4 to 16, T.I. is enjoying the domestic world. “It’s chaotic — but if it wasn’t, it’d be boring!”