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Leyah Amore Harris- T. I and Tiny stillborn child

Who is Leyah Amore Harris?

Leyah Amore Harris was the stillborn daughter of rapper T.I. and a singer-songwriter, Tameka Cottle. Although Leyah Amore Harris‘s parents were very excited about her arrival, her stillbirth caused both T.I. and Tameka Cottle to be shattered by the loss of their young one. Leyah Amore Harris was born on March 22, 2007. Had she survived, she would have turned 14 years old this year. 

Leyah Amore Harris Biography
Leyah Amore Harris Biography

Quick Facts of Leyah Amore Harris

Full NameLeyah Amore Harris
BirthdateMarch 22, 2007
DeathMarch 22, 2007
Cause of DeathStillbirth
Sun signAries
TraitsPositive- Confidence, leadership, and intelligence
Negative- Arrogant, impatient, and short-tempered. 
NationalityAmerican
ReligionSouthern Baptist
EthnicityBlack
GenderFemale
ParentsClifford Joseph Harris Jr. (father)
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (mother)
SiblingsClifford “King” Joseph Harris III (brother)
Major Philant Harris (brother)
Heiress Diana Harris (daughter)
Half Siblings4
Father’s Net Worth$50 million
Mother’s Net Worth$5 million

Leyah Amore Harris Fun Facts

  1. Leyah Amore Harris was the daughter of rapper T.I. and singer-songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. 
  2. T.I. and Tiny lost their daughter six months into Tiny’s pregnancy. Leyah Amore Harris was stillborn.
  3. Leyah Amore’s father T.I. is a three-time Grammy Award-winning rapper. 
  4. Her mother was awarded the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2000. 
  5. She is survived by her 3 siblings and 4 half-siblings. 

Leyah Amore Harris Birthday and Horoscope

Leyah Amore Harris was born on March 22, 2007. People born on March 22 have the horoscope, Aries. People having this horoscope are known for their confidence, leadership, and intelligence. But, on the other hand, they tend to be arrogant, impatient, and short-tempered. 

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Clifford Joseph Harris Jr AKA T.I (Leyah Amore Harris Father)

Leyah Amore Harris was the daughter of rapper, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur T.I. T.I.was born on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, USA. His real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.

He is the son of Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr. and Violeta Morgan. Unfortunately, “Buddy” Harris Sr. had Alzheimer’s disease, which led to his eventual death.

At the age of eight, Clifford Harris Jr. started rapping. Initially, Harris used his childhood nickname “Tip” as his stage name. He also used to be known as Rubber Band Man.  

Leyah Amore Harris's father Clifford Joseph Harris Jr AKA T.I
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr AKA T.I.

Considered as one of the pioneers of trap music, T.I. released his debut album; I’m Serious, in 2001. In 2003, T.I.co-founded his label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, along with Jason Geter. 

To date, T.I. has released eleven studio albums. His sixth album, Paper Trail, was certified gold. In the first week of its release, Paper Trail made over 500,000 copies in the United States. 

A three-time Grammy Award winner, T.I. has released many successful singles such as “Whatever You Like,” “Live Your Life,” “Never Scared,” “Rubber Band Man,” “Let’s Get Away,” “Soldier,” “What You Know,” and “Big Shit Poppin’ (Do It).” In addition, T.I. was a featuring artist on the superhit song single “Blurred Lines,” where he appeared alongside  Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.

T.I. made his movie debut in 2006 in the film ATL. The film revolved around T.I.’s early life in Atlanta, where he attended a skating rink called “Cascade.” The film opened at the box office with $11.5 million and eventually grossed $21.2 million.

In 2007, T.I. played the role of Stevie Lucas in the biographical crime film American Gangster. He starred in the crime-action thriller film Takers in 2010. The film was directed by John Luessenhop and featured a stellar cast of A-list celebrities, including Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Hayden Christensen, and Zoe Saldana. 

Apart from this, T.I. was a part of many other films such as the 2013 crime comedy film Identity, the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart starrer Get Hard, and Marvel’s Ant-Man. When it comes to his T.V. career, T.I. created the reality show T.I.’s Road to Redemption, which aired on MTV. In 2011, his new reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle was released on Vh1.

Regarding probation violations and a federal prison bid for a U.S. federal weapons charge, T.I. served two jail terms. On January 26, 2021, Sabrina Peterson claimed that T.I. had put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her at a kids’ party. 

Following the allegations by Peterson, more than 30 women and a man came forward and accused T.I. and his wife Tiny of “forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation.” Moreover, they accused Tiny of making the victims take drugs to block their capability to give their consent to vile sexual acts. T.I. denied all the allegations on January 2021 and stated that all the sexual acts happened with consent. 

Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (Leyah Amore Harris Mother)

Leyah Amore Harris was the daughter of Tameka Dianne Cottle. Cottle, who was born on July 14, 1975, is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and singer. Due to her height of 4 feet and 11 inches, Tameka Cottle is also known by the name Tiny. 

Leyah Amore Harris mother Tameka Cottle Aka Tiny Harris
Tameka Cottle Aka Tiny Harris

Tameka Cottle was born in College Park, Georgia. Her mother’s name is Dianne Cottle, and her father is Charles “Speedy” Pope. Charles “Speedy” Pope and his brother, Joseph Pope, were the founders of The Tams’ R&B group.

Tameka Cottle was a student at  Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School. During her time there, she joined the R&B quartet, Xscape. The group was discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri who helped Xscape get signed to the record label, So So Def Recordings.

Cottle contributed to Xscape’s three platinum albums, including Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick. In addition, she was awarded two Soul Train Music Awards for Best New R&B Artist and Best R&B Album. 

The talented singer has been credited as the lead vocalist of six of Xscape’s hit songs, which include “Understanding,” “Do You Want To?”, “All I Need,” “Love’s a Funny Thing,” “My Little Secret,” and “Am I Dreamin’.” In 1998, Xscape disbanded after releasing their album, Traces of My Lipstick.

In 2000, Tameka Cottle and Kandi Burruss were awarded the prestigious Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for writing the lyrics to TLC’s hit single “No Scrubs.” Xscape reunited in 2005 to release a new album called Unchained.

Tameka Cottle released her first solo single in 2014, “What The Fuck You Gon Do?”. In addition, she and her fellow Xscape bandmate Kandi Burruss have been credited as one of the songwriters of Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Shape of You.” 

Additionally, Tameka Cottle, Kiesha Miles, and Tameka’s daughter Zonnique are a part of the musical trio known as the OMG Girlz. She was also a part of the reality series Tiny and Toya. 

Tiny and T.I. Relationship

Rapper T.I. and singer-songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Cottle made their relationship public in 2001. Since then, the two have had an on-and-off romance for years. 

When T.I. started dating Tameka, he had already fathered three children. In 2004, Tiny gave birth to her and T.I.’s first-born child,  Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III. Their daughter, Leyah Amore Harris, was stillborn. Then, in 2008, their son Major Philant Harris was born.

The hip-hop power couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in Miami in 2010. Six years later, their daughter Heiress Diana Harris was born. 

T.I. & Tiny
T.I. & Tiny

Just a few months after the birth of Heiress, news about T.I. and Tiny’s divorce started doing the rounds. According to reports, T.I.’s infidelity led their relationship to turn cold

Fortunately, Heiress’ birth brought the couple closer. In 2017, the couple reconciled, and in 2019, the couple made an appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Live series, Red Table Talk. 

Making explosive remarks, Tiny expressed that her relationship with T.I. changed after he returned from prison in 2010. While T.I. was imprisoned, Tiny had to become more independent. When T.I. returned home, he felt “lesser than” his wife, which consequently “led to things that led to things that led to things.”

T.I. and Tiny Net Worth

Rapper and record producer T.I. has quite a jaw-dropping net worth. The “Rubberband Man” singer has an estimated net worth of $50 million. His singer-songwriter wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, has a net worth of $5 million. Together, the power couple has a combined net worth of $55 million.

T.I.and Tiny Children

T.I. and Tiny have three children together. T.I. has three children born from his previous relationships, and Tiny has one child from her past hookup. 

The happy couple welcomed their son Clifford “King” Joseph Harris III on August 25, 2004. Following the footsteps of his famous father, King is working hard to establish himself in the field of rap and hip-hop. 

Three years after welcoming their son, T.I. and Tiny became ecstatic since they were expecting the birth of their daughter. But, unfortunately, Tiny’s pregnancy ended on a tragic note as her daughter Leyah Amore Harris was stillborn.

Luckily, the couple was able to overcome the tragedy. A year later, the celebrity couple became parents to Major Philant Harris, born on May 16, 2008. Even though Major is only 12 years old, he has already built quite an impressive fan following as a rising social media star. 

On March 26, 2016, the hip-hop power couple welcomed their daughter, Heiress Diana Harris. The four-year-old social media starlet has managed to capture a lot of media attention ever since her birth. 

In addition, the birth of Heiress is believed to be a turning point in T.I. and Tiny’s marriage. The couple was on the verge of a sour divorce, but the arrival of little Heiress apparently solidified their bond. 

Tameka Cottle with her daughter
Tameka Cottle with her daughter, Heiress

Besides this, T.I. also has a daughter named Deyjah Imani Harris, who he shares with his former partner Ms. Niko. The twenty-year-old social media star made headlines when she admitted on an episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle that her father, T.I., took her to the gynecologist to confirm her virginity.

Moreover, T.I. also has two sons with Lashon Dixon. Their names are Domani Harris and Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris. Domani is a Tony Award-nominated musician, and Messiah is an actor known for his work in the film “The Trap.”

Furthermore, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle has a daughter named Zonnique Pullins, who she shares with her ex Zonnie Pullins. Zonnique Pullins welcomed a daughter with rapper Bandhunta Izzy in December 2020. 

Leyah Amore Harris Death and Funeral

Reflecting on the tragic loss of her daughter Leyah Amore Harris, songwriter Tameka Cottle in a 2009 interview with Essence.com, made shocking revelations. She revealed that the sac holding the baby was split in two and had not merged. 

The doctor had warned her that the baby could get tied up in her umbilical cord. However, Cottle had never thought that she would lose her little munchkin. 

Tragically, six months into the pregnancy, Tameka Cottle’s biggest nightmare became a reality. She revealed,

“When I went to see the specialist, that’s when they determined there was no heartbeat. She was 6 months old and I named her Leyah Amore.”

Tiny further added,

“I keep her belongings near me — pictures and roses. It was very deep. Here I am, in the hospital to have a baby, deliver it, but I’m going to go home with no baby. After Leyah was born, I kept her in the room with me the whole day. They placed her in the little basket and we dressed her in an outfit and had a blanket wrapped around her. They came and got her because her body went cold and I wanted her back so they warmed her body again and I kept her. People might think that’s crazy, but I just needed to be with her.”

Despite being stillborn, Leyah Amore Harris received a proper funeral from her parents, T.I.Tiny. The funeral was attended by her parents, siblings, family friends, and close relatives.

In an interview, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle revealed that even to this day, she remembers baby Leyah. However, she added that she avoids going to Leyah’s grave since it’s “too sad.” 

Talking about how difficult it was for her to grieve the loss of Leyah, Tiny said,

“I was very upset and depressed for a while…I kept a lot of company around me to help me keep my mind off of it, so I wouldn’t be so sad.”

Likewise, Tameka said that despite Leyah’s untimely demise, the devastating loss helped bring her and her husband closer in their relationship. 

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