The family hustle is turning into a family drama.
War has broken out between T.I.'s wife Tiny and her daughter Zonnique's stepmother Cheryl over an innocent photo T.I. posted to Instagram from a family vacation. Turns out, the pic has caused a huge mess between Zonnique's two moms — and it's all playing out on social media.
It all started when T.I. posted a bunch of cute selfies with his kids while on vacation in Nicaragua. The one with Zonnique was captioned "Mines":
That didn't sit will with Cheryl, who is married to Zonnique's biological father Zebo. Cheryl went ahead a posted a side-by-side pic of T.I. with his biological daughter Deyjah and her husband Zebo with his kin, Zonnique. Seemingly to make a point about who belongs to whom.
Tiny hopped into Cheryl's comments and tried to explain that "social media ain't the place for this bulls**t" and that T.I. has raised Zonnique from age five like his own daughter, including setting up a "trust fund in her name same as his own kids, Xmas, private school, first car, vacation etc."
Rather than end it there — or transfer the convo to their DMs — Cheryl went ahead and asked Tiny for the "receipts," even going so far as to say Zonnique had to pay her own way while eating at T.I.'s restaurant 925 Scales. “Y’all were at 925 and he wouldn’t pay for that,” alleged Cheryl. “Y’all had to split the tab on that but that’s your husband and that’s his s**t.”
Sigh. It doesn't get more petty than this. Zonnique has yet to weigh in, and if she's smart she'll steer clear of the drama.
Meanwhile, get the scoop on T.I. and Tiny's newest bundle of joy with BET Breaks above.
(Photos from left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)