T.I stopped by Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk with his wife, Tiny Harris, on Monday (Nov. 25) to discuss the controversial comments regarding having his teenage daughter’s hymen checked at yearly gynecologist visits.
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T.I. was recently under fire for a controversial statement he made on a now-deleted episode of the Ladies Like Us podcast regarding his daughter. Here’s a refresher: The rapper claimed he accompanies his daughter, Deyjah Harris, to her annual gynecologist visits to “check her hymen” and ensure she is, in fact, still a virgin.
“I think people kinda took it extremely literal, because if you put any of my reputation — who I am as a father, who I been — I honestly thought people knew me better than that,” he said. “However, my intentions, I think, have been terribly misconstrued and misconceived.”
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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ______________________________________ #PressPlay: #Roommates, just a few weeks ago, #TI appeared on a podcast and spoke about his relationship with his daughter #DeyjahHarris. While speaking on how he deals with his children getting older and having new experiences, he began to talk about their annual trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen. ______________________________________ After experiencing a wave of backlash, T.I. is sitting with the ladies of #RedTableTalk to clear the air! Despite the comments made, Tip says he was speaking in a joking manner, and his comments were "terribly misconstrued." ______________________________________ "All of this surrounds a conversation I was having in a very joking manner when asked how do I deal with parenting in this day and age, so from a place of truth, I began to—click the link in our bio to read more! (🎥: @redtabletalk)
T.I says that Deyjah had “no objection” to him accompanying her, but she did have a problem with him expressing this information to the public. “I understand it and I am incredibly apologetic to her. Not to any of these other strangers or any of these weirdos who toss lies around for free,” he says, underlining his intentions of protecting rather than embarrassing her.
Watch interview below: