She joined Xscape while still a senior at Tri-Cities Performing Arts High School.
She helped Xscape release three consecutive Platinum-selling albums: Hummin' Comin' at Cha, Off the Hook, and Traces of My Lipstick.
She married rapper T.I. in 2010 and together they had three children named King , Major Philant and Heiress before divorcing in 2016. She also has a daughter named Zonnique from another relationship and she became a step-mother to Domani , Messiah and Deyjah Harris through her marriage to T.I.
Her music career started after she was discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri .