T.I. Takes Adult Daughter to Gyno Yearly For Hymen Checks
Toxic masculinity at its finest. Why are certain dads overly invested in their daughter's sex lives? It's weird, and it needs to stop. Especially when his younger son is sexually active and it's not made to be an issue.
Extremely creepy, T.I.! In a new podcast interview, rapper T.I. claimed he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to her annual ob-gyn appointment to make sure she's still a virgin.
"I will say as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact," the 39-year-old T.I.--whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr.--said about daughter Deyjah Harris. "Yes, not only have we had the conversation [about sex], we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen."
When the co-hosts of the Ladies Like Us podcast didn't seem to believe him, he added, "This is what we do. Right after the birthday, we celebrate...I put a sticky note on the door: 'Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.'" While doctors have told him that there are other ways to break the hymen besides sex, T.I. says, "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."
This reeks of sexism, misplaced power and control issues. Twitter feels the same: