Tameka Cottle is an American singer-songwriter, known as a member of the multi-platinum R&B vocal group Xscape. She was a lead vocalist in their hit singles “Understanding”, “My Little Secret” and “Do You Want To” amongst others.
Tameka Cottle Bio; Parents, Education, Height
Tameka Dianne Pope was born on 14 July 1975 in College Park, Georgia to parents Charles Pope and Dianne Cottle-Pope. Her father is African American and her mother is a European American.
She has two siblings; a brother named Redd Cottle Pope and a sister named Michelle Cottle Pope. Cottle with a height of 4 feet 11 inches (1.5 meters) pursued her education at Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School.
Her Career; Escape, Songs, Net Worth
Tameka joined the R&B quartet Xscape while attending high school at the age of 17 in 1992. She contributed to the band’s three platinum albums: Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick.
Some of her songs include “Understanding”, “Do You Want To?”, “All I Need”, “Love’s a Funny Thing”, “My Little Secret”, and “Am I Dreamin'”. However, the band parted the ways after releasing their third album Traces of My Lipstick in 1998. Later, her reality series, Tiny, and Toya, made its debut on BET in 2009. Moreover, she released her solo single “WTFYGD” in 2014, which reached the number 5 spot on the iTunes R&B/Soul charts, and less than 24 hours after release.
Tameka Cottle pictured with her Xscape band members (Picture: BET)
Well, the multitalented lady is likely to enjoy splendid fortune form her music career. Meanwhile, she enjoys the whopping net worth of $3 million as of 2019.
The 44-year-old is currently married to rapper Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., known as T.I. They started dating in 2001 and exchanged the wedding knot on 30 July 2010 in Miami Beach, Florida.
The couple has two sons, Clifford Joseph Harris III and Major Philant Harris, and one daughter, Heiress Diana Harris. Moreover, she has a daughter named Zonnique Jailee Pullins with her previous relationship with her ex-boyfriend Zeboe Pullins.
Tameka Cottle in a family picture with her husband and children (Picture: Essence)
In December 2016, Cottle reportedly filed a divorce from husband T.I. However, they worked on healing their marriage in 2017 and their divorce was off.
Some Interesting Facts About Tameka Cottle
- Tameka received a Grammy Award for her writing contributions on the TLC hit “No Scrubs” in 2000.
- Her father died at the age of 76 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease on 11 July 2013.
- She appeared along with their family in her husband’s video for “Hello” in 2012.
- In October 2019, she reported that more than $750,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from her Lamborghini car.