Rapper T.I.’s daughter Deyjah is siding with the people criticizing her father for testing her virginity.
Earlier this week, the rapper appeared on the podcast “Ladies Like Us”, where he claimed to take his daughter, Deyjah Harris, to the gynecologist every year. He goes with her to confirm her hymen is still intact, which he believed would indicate she is still a virgin.
He said he goes with Deyjah to the doctor on her birthday. He even described telling his daughter to sign medical releases to keep him in the loop with her results.
Deyjah has yet to publicly comment about her father’s comments. On Twitter, she did appear to show her feelings on the situation.
Deyjah liked two tweets from other people who were discussing T.I.’s comments. One read, “this is disgusting, possessive and controlling whew.” The second tweet read, “That is beyond possessive.” Deyjah’s liking of the tweets would make one think she agrees with their views.
this is disgusting, possessive and controlling *whew*
— #freekeithdavisjr (@race_jones) November 6, 2019
Many have been showing Deyjah support on social media. One fan wrote, “I support you, not your father. I’m hoping you’re okay – sending love from Austin. ❤️ You are a strong woman with a lot of ppl supporting you!”
Another commented, “our dad needs a spanking! I don’t care how much money he has,he has a way of trying to control any woman!! Run far away!!”
T.I. has yet to respond to the backlash he’s receiving. Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, the hosts of “Ladies Like Us”, issued an apology earlier today.
The statement read, “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.”
They continued, “The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic. 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 & 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 an apology doesn’t make this go away but we welcome the discussion -that’s what our podcast is about.”
That is just beyond possessive
— dora di h’explorah. (@chamangomama) November 6, 2019
T.I.’s comment caused an immediate uproar from fans, celebrities and even Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood fired off a tweet, “A virgin is someone who’s never had sex. But “sex” means different things to different people, so “virginity” does too. Many don’t care what it means or think it matters. Whatever you believe, the fact is you can’t tell if someone’s had sex by checking their hymen.”
They ended, “Some people think you can tell if someone’s had sex before if their hymen is stretched open. But that’s not the case. Say it with us: YOU?CAN’T?TELL?IF?SOMEONE’S?HAD?SEX?BY?THE?WAY?THEIR?HYMEN?LOOKS?OR?FEELS.”
Actress Ellen Barkin might have had the best response.
Some people think you can tell if someone’s had sex before if their hymen is stretched open. But that’s not the case.
Say it with us:
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) November 6, 2019