Yesterday, the internet was set on fire when it was revealed that T.I accompanies his legally-adult-but-still-teenage daughter to the gynecologist to confirm that her hymen is still intact. After many pointed out that the Ladies Like Us podcast hosts didn’t reprimand him for his misogynistic behavior, the women offered a public apology.
While responding to being asked if he’s had ‘the talk’ with his children, T.I volunteered that he has his 18-year-old daughter tell the doctor that he is allowed to release her medical information to him to ensure that she is still a virgin.
Besides the multitude of reasons why this is not okay, social media users called out Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham for laughing at his claim and joking that they were done with him as referring to Deyjah Harris as a prisoner.
The women have taken to Instagram to respond to critics.
‘To everyone confused, angry and hurt by the recent episode of ‘Ladies Like Us,’ we want to start off by saying that we sincerely apologize for our knee jerk reaction to the uncomfortable topic. 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.’
They went on to say: ‘We support and love Women and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish. There was absolutely no ill intent towards any party involved & (we) feel deeply awful about the entire incident. We are not perfect, take full accountability of our lack of action & are continuously learning along the way. We know and apology doesn’t make this go away but we welcome the discussion – that’s what our podcast is about.’
The episode, that debuted earlier this week, was deleted as of Thursday.
Deyjah has indirectly confirmed and responded to her father’s annual check by liking tweets that called him possessive and controlling. She has also disabled her Instagram comments.