T.I.’s podcast interview, in which he revealed that he goes with his daughter, Deyjah Harris, 18, to her gynecologist’s appointment to see whether her hymen is still intact, has now been scrubbed.
The interview originally appeared on the Apple podcast “Ladies Like Us,” and caused almost immediate outrage.
T.I. also talked about the conversation he has with her daughter’s doctor(s), in which they try to educate him on the hymen. Spoiler alert: Women can lose their hymen in other ways besides sex.
“And so then they come and say, ‘Well, I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity.’ ”
And of course, T.I. has all the answers.
“So 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.”
Buzzfeed reported Thursday morning that the interview is no longer on the podcast company that produces “Ladies Like Us,” which is Podcast One.
After that T.I. interview, some left one-star reviews on the podcast, with many mentioning how the show’s hosts, Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, only laughed when they heard T.I.’s story. Listeners noted that the two hosts could have said something about it, or given him some pushback on it. It seems they just found it funny.
This was one factor that most likely led to the podcast deleting it from the program.
Another factor just might — might — have been when the “Ladies Like Us” Instagram page posted a portion of the interview, with the word “inspiration” written below it, and text above, where they are clearly celebrating the fact that their interview went viral.
This is horrible on so many levels. Let me educate you all about the hymen 1/12 https://t.co/fJHWIOg7sz
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) November 6, 2019
Some of the text said, “so cool to see these ladies hit the top 49 podcast and now this?”, “proudfanmoment” and “GO LADIES GOO!!!”
What T.I.’s doing amounts to something called “virginity testing,” which doctors say is devoid of benefit to a person. But his actions also mean so many other bad things – abuse and a violation of his daughter’s privacy and rights. On top of that, it’s hard to imagine how Harris feels about the whole thing.
Neither T.I. nor the hosts from “Ladies Like Us” have commented on the news.