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.