The 39-year-old rapper revealed during an interview on the Ladies Like Us podcast that he goes with 18-year-old Deyjah to the gynaecologist to confirm that her hymen is still intact.
His words: “Most kids, man, in hindsight looking back, they always thank their parents for not allowing them to damage themselves as much as they could have.”
When asked if he’s “had the sex talk” with his daughters, he replies:
“Have I? We go…Deyjah’s 18, just graduated high school, now she’s attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself. And, yes, not only have we had the conversation…we have yearly trips to the gynaecologist to check her hymen.”
T.I. went on to recall one particular visit to the doctor after his daughter’s 16th birthday.
“Right after the birthday, we celebrate…usually the day after the party, she’s enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door, ‘Gyno, tomorrow, 9:30,'” T.I. tells the co-hosts. “We’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk, and you know, the doctors maintain a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘Well, you know sir, in order for me to share information…’ I say, ‘Deyjah they want you to sign this…so we can share information. Is there anything that you would not want me to know?'”
“I said, ‘look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports, man, just check the hymen please and give me back my results, expeditiously,” T.I. recalls, laughing. “But I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”
After T.I’s startling comments, many social media users including celebrities Iggy Azalea and Chrissy Teagen expressed their dislike and disgust at his statements.
Chrissy Teigen writes:
“Def did not think we would be talking about hymens today. Or TI.”
But Iggy Azalea was more intentional with her comments.
Other social media users dug deeper and found out that Deyjah, who tweets @yafavdeyj, also reacted to his comments, liking some tweets which criticised her father for both his actions and his statements.
deyjah does not agree w what TI does & she feels violated & has EVERY RIGHT TO. her likes confirmed it. pic.twitter.com/tvFQyjHQq0
— azha. (@azhaaa__) November 6, 2019
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