T.I. has been getting a lot of reactions to his comment that he takes his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris to the gynaecologist each year to check if her hymen is “still intact.”
T.I. whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr said this during a podcast released on Tuesday.
When the conversation turned to parenting and “the sex talk,” the rapper mentioned his daughter, Deyjah and said “Right after her birthday, we celebrate, then usually like the day after the party, she’s enjoying the gifts, I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Tomorrow. 9:30.’”
T.I. revealed that Harris’s annual trips to the gynaecologist to “check her hymen” began after her 16th birthday.
According to Washington Post, T.I. said his daughter’s doctor requires her to sign a waiver allowing him to see the results of her examination.
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, ‘Well you know, sir, I have to, 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? Ain’t no problem.’ ”
I say, ‘Look doc — she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bikes, she don’t play no sports, man — 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.”T.I. said.
T.I.’s comments have unleashed an outpouring of reactions.
Here are some:
asking a doctor to check your daughter to see if she has been having sex is humiliating & sick af.— patrisha (@patrishaluxe) November 6, 2019
& you can’t even always tell by a broken hymen. you can break your hymen by hurting yourself on a bike seat.
So instead of celebrating the fact that his child lived another year, TI spends his time hyper-fixating on whether or not her hymen is intact? This is so overwhelmingly weird and toxic and he needs to be stopped— 𝑺𝒁𝑨'𝒔 𝑪𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝑾𝒊𝒈 (@sammyhammy727) November 6, 2019
This hymen talk is very strange and at the core of it teaches your daughters their bodies aren’t theirs. Don’t do that.— ❂ (@sweetseducingdy) November 6, 2019
I’m gonna need everyone, especially men, to let go of this “viriginity/hymen/purity” concept. It’s outdated, let it go. Virginity is made up. It doesn’t exist. Shut the fuck up.— ig: honeymoonsoul_ (@briaruffen) November 6, 2019