T.I. “Family Hustle” Premiere: Rapper Still Filming New Season

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TI Family Hustle Premiere

By Shari Weiss

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TI Family Hustle Premiere

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T.I. is still filming the new season of “Family Hustle,” even though the show premieres Monday night on VH1, Gossip Cop has learned exclusively. We’re told the rapper wants to give fans an unprecedented look at his life, and that means making sure cameras are catching all the latest happenings at home and in his career.

It was revealed in March that season 6 of “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” will be the last, but T.I. is determined to go out on a high note. Past seasons of the series, which started airing in 2011, have documented the highs and lows of the couple’s relationship, their growing family, and T.I.’s successful career. That will still happen in these new episodes, but the timing is different.

While reality shows usually tape months in advance, so the material can be edited and locked down long before the broadcasts, T.I. has chosen to keep shooting even as these final installments air. Gossip Cop can confirm he was even filming on Sunday, just one day before the show’s premiere. The point is to ensure viewers have the most up-to-date information, instead of seeing footage that is months old.

And, as fans no doubt know, T.I. and Tiny’s status has been changing a lot over the last year. This past November, Gossip Cop rightly busted rumors claiming T.I. was filing for divorce. While he still hasn’t, the couple’s dynamic is still very much in flux. They spent time together as a family as recently as earlier this month, Gossip Cop has confirmed, but their relationship has been very up and down.

It’ll all play out on “Family Hustle,” which T.I. just promoted on “The View” less than two weeks ago. Now the final season will kick off tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern with back-to-back new episodes on VH1. Check out the extended trailer below.

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