T.I. Claims He Takes His Daughter to Gynecologist Once a Year to Make Sure “Her Hymen Is Still Intact”
T.I. revealed some controversial information during a recent interview.
On Tuesday (Nov. 5), the outspoken rapper appeared as a guest on the Ladies Like Us podcast with Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham. While discussing parenting, Tip explained that he takes extreme measures to ensure that his 18-year-old daughter Deyjah remains a virgin.
“Not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen,” the Dime Trap rapper told Nazanin and Nadia. As the ladies reacted with laughter, he continued to explain what happened when they went after her 16th birthday.
“We’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism,” Tip said. “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 wouldn’t want me to know? See doc? No problem.’ 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.’ 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.’”
He noted that they went as recently as her 18th birthday, and “her hymen is still intact.”
Tip has been facing some backlash for his comments, including from his former artist, Iggy Azalea. Following their online spat in October, Iggy commented on Tip’s conversation on Ladies Like Us by insinuating that he is a misogynist.
“I won’t say it but I will leave you with this,” Iggy wrote with a link to an article on how to spot a misogynist.
Fans have also been speaking out against T.I.’s comments, adding that they feel his wife, Tiny Harris, is wrong as well for allowing it. You can view some of the fans’ tweets for yourself below.
nah TI is gross and Tiny is worse for not stepping in, why is your husband taking your daughter to her gyno appt every year?? my dad would only take me if my mama couldn't make it, and even then, he still felt she should be there
— Jenn E. Penny (@JennE_Penny) November 6, 2019
Tiny is sick too for letting TI do that weird shit.
— Anaiya (@anaiyamoeee) November 6, 2019
Whilst TI is forcing his daughter to go to the gynaecologist to check her hymen, where on earth is her mum or Tiny. How can they allow this to happen to the poor girl. What TI is doing is abusive https://t.co/fwdUCobeYW
— Chancy With AIH & Mental Health (@SOCIALLYCRUSHED) November 6, 2019
T.I. Reveals He Goes To The Gynecologist Every Year With Daughter Deyjah To Ensure Her Hymen Is Still Intact https://t.co/jcf06qPQ1T
— Avenge Latasha Harlins (@race_jones) November 6, 2019
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
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
This is SO incredibly disturbing. T.I. apparently goes to the OB/GYN with his 18-year old daughter to “check her hymen.”
“Virginity” is NOT a medical status—and this is coercive. https://t.co/hfIQhMgNjP
— NARAL (@NARAL) November 6, 2019
This is disgusting and horrible.
Rapper T.I. says that he takes his daughter to the gynecologist to make sure her hymen is still intact!
Even after her 18th birthday (not that it makes it ok before her 18th birthday)
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) 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
This is VILE
1. She's 18 and a legal adult
2. There are loads of ways to break a hymen, and often girls don't even know they've broken it.
3. Why is it ok for a girl's father to be this invested in her vagina? Because it sounds creepy AF to me. (1/4)https://t.co/ec9iV37YAp
— Ryan M. (@RyanGeeksOut) November 6, 2019
This is really fucking disgusting. I’m so tired of men using women as objects as if a torn hymen means we’re not worth as much as a virgin who has never been touched.
Fuck the patriarchy.https://t.co/H0wk9dwIA5
— MJ (@urfeministboss) November 6, 2019
T.I. is an abusive misogynist. He demands his daughter's gynecologist disclose the results of an annual "hymen check" to him so he can ensure she's still a virgin. When it comes to his wife, "that little sex box you got is half mine." This isn't over-protective. It's abusive. https://t.co/Muv8mLCrp8
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) November 6, 2019
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