T.I. is being dragged back to 1920 for remarks he made in a recent interview about his 18 year old daughter Deyjah Harris.
The rap dad was a guest on Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham’s “Ladies Like Us” podcast and spoke on a number of things including marriage advice for Nazanin who recently married her longtime love Miguel.
During the show, T.I. was asked about his parenting style and whether he talked to kids about sex. In response, T.I. opened up about his relationship with his second to oldest daughter.
“Not only have we had the conversation. We have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen. Yes, I go with her,” he responded.
The musician then went on to recall a trip to the gynecologist where he accompanied his daughter a few years back.
“So it’s this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday. This is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate,” T.I. said. “Usually like the day after the party she’s enjoying her gifts.”
“I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’ So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘You know sir, I have to, in order to share information’ — I’m like, ‘Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know? See doc? No problem,’” he continued.
“And so then they come and say, ‘Well I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding and just other forms of athletic physical activity,’” T.I. said. “So, I say, ‘Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously.’”
“I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact,” he concluded.
Naturely, T.I.’s remarks were met with viral criticism with folks up in arms that he is policing his daughter’s body. Folks like us are also wondering if he was THIS interested in his sons remaining virgins.
as a mother, ain’t no fucking way I’d let my husband, father of my child, whatever take my daughter to the doctor every year for a fucking hymen check? I’d knock all this shit over.
— KH (@thecoolestmama) November 6, 2019
This is absolutely disgusting and perverted and vile and ignorant and just plain wrong. TI is a sick, controlling narcissist and there is absolutely NO way Deyjah, her mother or any woman in TI’s life should be okay with this. https://t.co/tDjVdAoSom
— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) November 6, 2019
holy fucking shit this is so scary and assault-y and possessive and awful. That doctor should be stripped of his license https://t.co/ASPWVLSmg4
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) November 6, 2019
T.I, a man who publicly & infamously cheated on his wife on a regular basis with no respect for his family while being accessible community dick, made himself the protector of his daughter’s hymen?! Wont let her fuckin ride a bike to keep it intact? This man is a sick psychopath. pic.twitter.com/TZ2sjwxbPZ
— farxiyo (@hausofriya) November 6, 2019
Poor Deyjah, sitting in her college class and everybody around her reading her pussy business. 😔
— supernova girl 👩🏾🎤 (@_jasabel) November 6, 2019
Just a reminder to the fathers out there: you do NOT own your daughter’s body. Holding your daughters to a puritanical standard while praising your sons for having sex is hypocritical. This is possessive and abusive af.
— Krystina Arielle 🦖 (@KrystinaArielle) November 6, 2019
For the record T.I. real name Clifford Harris has three daughters (pictured above), two biological and one step-daughter. He also has four sons, two from wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and two from a previous relationship.
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