Remember T.I? No? The rapper! He’s back in the news, but for all the wrong reasons.
The musician, real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr, revealed that he takes his 18-year-old daughter for annual gynecologist appointments to “check her hymen” to ensure that she’s a virgin.
He said that he books an appointment for daughter, Deyjah, every year and asks her to sign a form allowing the doctors to share her medical information with him.
Speaking on the Ladies Like US podcast with hosts, Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, T.I.’s comments came as the presenters asked him whether he had discussed sex with Deyjah, who is in her first year at university.
“Deyjah’s 18, just graduated high school now and she’s attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself,” he said. “And yes, not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen.”
The hosts laughed and said: “I’m done with you right now.”
He went on to reveal how he organizes the appointment to fall after her birthday every year, adding: “This is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate. 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 wouldn’t want me to know? Oh, OK. See doc, no problem.’
T.I. added that the doctors always tell him that the hymen can also be broken through other means, like exercise.
“And so then they come and say, ‘Well I just want you to know that there are other ways beside sex that the hymen can be broken, like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding and just other forms of athletic physical activity,'” he continued.
“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.”
I would say what do you make of this, but do I even need to ask?