The inappropriate comments T.I made on a podcast about accompanying his daughter to the gynecologist affected the rapper’s daughter in more than one way. Deyjah Harris got candid about the situation on an episode of Family Hustle.
T.I came under fire when he told the Ladies Like Us podcasters: ‘Not only have we had the conversation — we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen. So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor comes 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 would not want me to know? See, Doc? Ain’t no problem.’
Social media became enraged and called out the double standard the reality star holds his kids under. While some agreed that it may be a fatherly thing to do, they also said that he shouldn’t talk about it in public.
Deyjah discussed how she reacted when she saw the news trending on social media.
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TNHT: Kyle.Anfernee (@Kyle.Anfernee) _________________________________________________ Neighbors, T.I. is getting dragged all over again after his reality show aired how his daughter Deyjah Harris really felt about the whole Hymen controversy. Last year, TIP revealed on a podcast that he goes with Deyjah to the gynecologist. He said he asks the doctors to examine her to make sure her hymen is still intact. (Source @viacomcbs @nbcuniversal @vh1) _________________________________________________ Deyjah said her heart sank when she was scrolling on Twitter. _________________________________________________ "I’m scrolling on Twitter and I’ve see I’ve been tagged in a post. The only word I saw was gynecologist. I didn’t even need to read the whole title cause I just knew. My heart sank." _________________________________________________ She said she was,"very shocked, hurt, angry & embarrassed." _________________________________________________ Deyjah also confirmed to her cousins that TIP does go with her to gynecologist. _________________________________________________ "Definitely been going on since probably 14 or 15." _________________________________________________ She continued, "It’s not like I could’ve said no. I couldn’t have said no."
‘I’m scrolling on Twitter and I see I’m tagged in a post and all I see is ‘gynecologist,’ and I didn’t even need to read the whole title. I just knew. My heart sank. I’m very shocked, hurt, angry, embarrassed. I’m embarrassed, for sure. I’m trying to put it in the back of my mind so I’m not really thinking about it. I know it’s not healthy. But I’ve been doing that since I was a child.’
She went on to tell her cousins that she definitely looks at her dad differently because of what happened.
Meanwhile, TIP seemingly brushed it off as a joke that got blown out of proportion.
‘I told a joke that was laced in truth, also [with] a lot of major embellishments. I was speaking past tense. People thought I was speaking present day. I never put a sign on the door—that’s absolutely false.’
He also admitted that he did not want to have a conversation with her about the scandal.