And you thought Black Love was dead.

In the March issue of XXL Magazine the hip-hop rag caught up with reining King of the South, T.I., and his queen, Tiny, for the article “2GETHA BABY.” In the piece, Tiny talks about supporting Tip through all of his legal trials and tribulations, and he speaks candidly (which usually does not happen in hip-hop) about his undying love for his wife.

“Can’t say enough about how special of a woman I have. It takes a lot to endure the worst of times and still stay grounded during the best of times. She’s been able to do so for long as I can remember. For all that and more, I just adore her in every way. I love her spirit, her heart, her integrity and her loyalty. She’s the love of my life and the girl of my dreams. I’ve heard so much about it being hard for true love to exist in the fast lanes of Hollywood, when dudes can’t stay respectfully committed and chicks can’t stay out their man’s pockets. But somehow she makes it easy, and we never had those problems,” T.I. gushes.

Many have had a lot to say about the couple’s relationship, especially after the two were busted for drug possession in Los Angeles last year, and later when they were caught attempting to get their freak on in the prison visiting room, but no one can deny that they seem to be madly in love with one another. And for T.I. that’s all that matters.

“When the world has turned on me and there is darkness all around, she finds a way to bring light in my life and provide positive energy in the face of some of the most extreme circumstances. As long as we have us, fuck da world….nothing else really matters. I’d lay my life down for her and wouldn’t blink about it.”

In a culture that typically prizes materialistic things over the simplicity and healing power of love and relationships, it’s refreshing to read a rapper speak candidly about his relationship with his wife. Not his whip, or his money, or his clothes, but really open up about the bond he shares with the woman he loves.

No matter how you feel about Tiny and T.I., I think we can all agree that what they’ve got—for better or worse—is something special.

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  • Err, how long did it take him to figure this out and marry her?

    • jay

      Everyone has a different timeline for marriage. I respect their decision to wait.. Because it is THEIR decision . Who are we to judge what time it best?

  • jay

    That’s real love.. Alicia Keys said it best — They are Unbreakable.
    Yes he went to jail.. Yes he made dumb decisions..but love is love. You can’t help who you fall for. Glad to see he appreciates her the same way she does.

  • I aint buying it…but whether I do or don’t, don’t matter…but with that being said, T.I. had proven him self to be quite the actor (Takers…j/k ) as far as saying he learned his lesson with the first jail run in, but look what happened…but if Tiny like it, I love it…

    Couldn’t be me…2 kids, and doing time and you ain’t marry me yet….wth?

  • Laina

    Man, whatever. He’s too controlling. He didn’t want Tiny to work (as shown in ‘Tiny and Toya’) and always wanted to be with her. Granted he was about to go to jail, but it seemed that he was always like that. A guy can be great but if he wants me to give up my career to be with him … there will be nothing with him.

    • African Mami

      @Laina,

      He came around. She is now pursuing her entrepreneurial ventures, managing the OMG girlz and what not…does that make you stop whatevering my boo?! Or that piece of info I provided was a waste of time? lol.