AceShowbiz - T.I. and his 14-year-old son, King, recently had an explosive argument about his future that was documented in the season 6 premiere of "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle". During the episode, King told Tiny (Tameka Cottle) how he felt she and her rapper husband were standing in the way of his music career, before bringing up the idea of home-schooling.
King continued persuading his parents by saying that being home-schooled would allow him "to work whenever" he wants and "get right in the studio." While Tiny wasn't necessarily opposed to the idea, it wasn't the case for T.I., who explained to his son that he had not "put in enough work yet" to set aside school to pursue his music career.
Getting emotional after hearing his father's response, King argued, "I need my career to start now because if I don't … I'll be rushing to get it later." But the "Ant-Man and the Wasp" actor still stood by his decision and told his teen son, "You don't say when it's time for your career to start. You ain't put in the work! You are a child!"
King finally broke down in tears after that, prompting Tiny, T.I.'s sister Precious Harris and Tiny's mother Dianne to try comforting him. But that made T.I. get mad even more as he yelled, "Quit babying him, let him go through it!" King then tried to explain to his father that he's "fighting for what" he wants, to which the "No Mediocre" spitter replied, "Keep fighting, young man! Ain't gone do nothing but make a man out of you."
While T.I. was clearly against the idea during the episode, Tiny recently said at the listening party of her new EP that the married couple is considering to put King into a home school next year. "Next year we are thinking about home-schooling him," she said. "It's depending on how his career takes off. I think he should be home-schooled anyway because he's doing a lot of things."
The Xscape singer continued, "I'm letting his dad kind of make that decision. I will voice my opinion, but I'm not going to get into it with him about it."