TI Causes Outrage Online after Talking about Accompanying Daughter Deyjah to Yearly Gynecological Exams
Soon after E! Online broke the news that T.I took his daughter, Deyjah, for a yearly virginity check, fans are dragging the rapper via social media.
Taking to Twitter, one user shared her concern that the rapper chose to focus on his daughter's virginity instead of celebrating the fact that his daughter lived through a year.
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— Sam🦋🌻 (@icesceam_) November 6, 2019
"Deyjah is TI's adult daughter NOT his favorite vehicle. The one he takes to the shop and anxiously watches. while a mechanic looks for "issues." People aren't playthings. We have intrinsic values and voices. Objectification and sexualization must stop. Live. Advocate. Be heard."
Deyjah is TI’s adult daughter NOT his favorite vehicle. The one he takes to the shop and anxiously watches while a mechanic looks for “issues.” People aren’t playthings. We have intrinsic value and voices. Objectification and sexualization must stop. Live. Advocate. Be heard.— Pam Kennedy #BlackLivesMatter ✊🏾 (@Able2Cre8) November 7, 2019
A third user, who was just as upset, tweeted:
"This hymen talk is very strange and at the core of it teaches your daughters their bodies aren't theirs. Don't do that."
"You can't even always tell by a broken hymen. You can break your hymen by hurting yourself on a bike seat."
Although some fans believe that the "Whatever You Like" hitmaker was doing the 'right thing' for his daughter, there's another person who wants those fans to remember that Deyjah is his child, not his possession.
Additionally, a sixth user wrote that T.I.'s behavior was '"disgusting, possessive, and controlling."
As it turns out, the tweets about the rapper's behavior are attracting a lot of attention as an E.T. Online report surfaced saying that Deyjah herself has seemingly responded to her father's comments about her virginity.
this is disgusting, possessive and controlling *whew*— #freekeithdavisjr (@race_jones) November 6, 2019
Although the publication points out the unauthenticity of the Deyjah account, it does state that somebody acting as the rapper's daughter has been liking tweets which call T.I.'s behavior "possessive."
i loveeeeeee yalllllll🥺— Deyjah Harris🌻 (@yafavdeyj) November 6, 2019
Madame Noire recalls that trouble began when the 39-year-old rapper revealed that he takes Deyjah to the gynaecologist every year – a family tradition that started when the teenager was only 16.
The revelation came during T.I.'s now-deleted interview with the hosts of the "Ladies like Us" podcast while discussing the topic of sex. In his words:
"And yes, not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynaecologist to check her hymen. So we'll go and sit down, and the doctor will come and talk, and the doctor's maintaining a high level of professionalism.'
Meanwhile, hosts of the podcast, Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, have since issued an apology for laughing when T.I. shared the shocking information on their show.
The joint statement read:
"We were completely caught off guard/shocked and looking back, we should have reacted much differently in the moment. The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic."
T.I. has, however, not responded or publicly commented about the matter.