.

T.I.'s Wife Cleared of Drug Charges

Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has completed her drug diversion program

January 7, 2011 2:50 PM ET
T.I.'s Wife Cleared of Drug Charges
Rick Diamond/Getty

Tameka "Tiny" Cottle is a free woman.

Though her husband T.I. remains incarcerated for violating his probation in  September, the L.A. County District Attorney's office dropped the drug possession case against Cottle, 35, on Thursday.

PHOTOS: 2010's most memorable mugshots

According to TMZ, she completed 24 sessions of a certified drug diversion program in Georgia. The good news comes on the heels of a Thursday report that T.I., 30, was sent to a special housing unit at Arkansas State Prison after Cottle got a little too frisky during visiting hours.

PHOTOS: Stars in legal trouble

Per court guidelines, inmates are allowed to kiss and embrace at the beginning and end of each session. They are also allowed to hold hands, though "the inmate's hands must remain in plain view of visiting room staff at all times."

PHOTOS: Celebs who've overcome difficult pasts

"I didn't need special permission to visit my husband," Cottle tweeted Thursday, adding that she is "not a felon."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com