Tameka Cottle

Cottle in 2013, photo by kathclick/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Tameka Dianne Cottle

Place of Birth: College Park, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 14, 1975

*African-American (father)
*European (mother)

Tameka Cottle is an American singer and songwriter. She was a member of girl group Xscape, and received a Grammy Award for her writing contributions on the TLC hit “No Scrubs.” She is also known as Tameka “Tiny” Harris and Tameka Harris. She is 4′11″.

Tameka is the daughter of Diane Cottle and Charles Walter Pope. Her father co-founded Atlanta-based vocal group The Tams, along with his brother, Joe Pope. Tameka has a daughter with her former partner Zonnie “Zeboe” Pullins; and three children with her husband, rapper and actor T.I.

Tameka’s paternal grandfather was named Otis Pope.

Tameka’s paternal grandmother was named Rosa Bell Byrd.

Sources: Obituaries of Tameka’s father – http://www.legacy.com


Curious about ethnicity

20 Responses

  1. person says:


    she’s isn’t asian.

  2. France says:

    Both of her parents were on the show her dad is black and her mom is white no in between.

  3. dwillwrite says:

    I find this site offensive. Much of the information is wrong. What about putting out the truth instead of hearsay. Another thing, you try to make everyone mixed whether they identify as such as not. Chris Brown is not mixed. He has two black parents. Just because his mother has some mixed blood, does not make her mixed. Who is not mixed? Stop trying to make everyone mixed. If people say they are just black, then that’s what they are.

    • lwazikazi says:

      There’s absolutely nothing offensive with people being called what they really are. If Chris Brown’s parents are both mixed(Coloured is what they are) then that makes him Coloured as well. One is not only mixed(Coloured) only when one of their parents is Black, but it may happen that both parents are mixed(Coloured) like Lenny Kravitz and his ex-wife. Mixed people are not people that someone can choose to call them by any race(Black),that suits you. South Africa may be a country that little is thought of, but it can educate the world. The mixed people’s race has a name the same way as Black,White,Indian or Chinese, it’s called Coloured. A proud South African Coloured politician,Trevor Noah, google him and educate yourself and find some pride in who you are. I’m Black and totally disapprove of your attitude,it reminds me of a stupid SA politician who made a stupid comment about Coloured people. I can tell you are Black,Black Americans are always fighting against the idea of Coloured Americans being recognised as such.Yes Coloureds are extremely beautiful but that shouldn’t make you want them not to recognise and appreciate who they really are, it seems you guys don’t see yourselves Black Americans as beautiful people hence you want Coloured Americans not to recognise recognise and accept themselves for who they really are. I’m so proud to be Xhosa,so proud to be Nguni.

    • samjma says:

      I didn’t find this site offensive. This site is trying to find the ancestric truth about people and let the world know more about this . Does this site have to tell whether Tiny identifies herself as black or not ? Obviously she does ! I’m not an american, neither an english speaker , but i’m glad that this site is trying to show me something that i want to get to know about. The world is so big and complicated, to identify who you are and to get to know the blood that running through your body are not the same issue.when people open up their eyes and try to see more about what’s going on with the whole wide world , u know what will happen to them.

  4. me says:

    Her mother is white, not Asian! Who came up with that?

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