In a surprising twist, T.I. is the one getting Jeannie Mai’s support after he made some somewhat controversial comments about his daughter, Deyjah Harris.
The rapper appeared on a recent podcast episode where he explained that he takes his 18-year-old daughter, a college student to the gynecologist every year to check that she is still a virgin and that her hymen is intact.
The Internet is bashing Tiny Harris’ husband, but the co-host of The Real thinks differently.
She explained: “I support what T.I. Is doing because I understand how hard it must be to communicate with an opposite gendered daughter, especially at this time. Especially what he must have seen and known, you know? Of what boys are like. And for me, I was a very wild girl, and I didn’t like rules, I rebelled a lot.”
She went on to speak about being a troubled teenager and the relationship with her own father: “Even my dad, who is in the audience, he is going to cringe when I say this — Dad, I don’t even know if you know this, dad, but I know I used to sneak my boyfriend into my room because I had a window, and I would sneak him in the room.”
The T.V. personality also claimed: “Dad, we never talked about it. I remember one time you walked in my room, and I was about to go to sleep, and I was folding my socks or something, and he lifted up the blankets really quick, just to check the blankets, and then he looked at me, and he just said, okay, go to sleep, and he walked away. And I was like, he knows. And you knew, dad, but we were never able to talk about it.”
She concluded by: “Clearly [T.I.] is super concerned about today’s world and everything, [so] I would just say, ‘What is it that you are concerned about when it comes to the breaking of the hymen or the fact that she’s having sex? Is it the STDs?’ Is it that she doesn’t understand what love is? Does he need to know the boys are? Why doesn’t he trust her? Whatever it is, he needs to speak it with her.”
Co-host Loni Love is not pleased with the fact that T.I. has no problem with his 15-year-old son, King Harris, being sexually active.
Loni said: “From what I have been reading, Loni’s research, his [15-year-old] son has had sex.”
Meanwhile, Deyjah is in Mexico living her best life with Zonnique Pullins, Toya Wright, Tiny Harris, and Reginae Carter.
One person had this reaction: “I wish I could go back to being a Virgin. Ain’t nothing wrong with that, and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. You are SPECIAL & one in a million. Literally. Look at all the girls around you, and you are way more special and beautiful with wayyyy LESS drama and boys going on in your life. This is how God wanted us to be. I’m sure your dad doesn’t literally mean no harm, I can’t really speak on why He wanted to tell everybody, but I just want you to know you have supported 1000% percent and don’t ever feel bad. You ain’t missing out on nothing with these boys. Continue to Love yourself and grow and be Pure. It’s beautiful on You.”
Another commenter shared: “Hang in there beautiful ❤️ Put your foot down. I know he’s your father, but no girl should have to go through what he made you do.. & I’m so sorry he put that out there. Stay strong, and you have a ton of people who care about you.”
Deyjah seems unbothered by the mini-scandal.