T.I. addresses backlash over comments about daughter's hymen

After going through intense backlash previous this month for pointing out that he is going to the gynecologist together with his teenage daughter every yr to “take a look at her hymen,” the rapper T.I. defended himself this week all through an look at the Fb Watch display “Crimson Desk Communicate.” T.I. advised host Jada Pinkett Smith that he thinks a “false narrative” about his feedback has been “sensationalized” — however he additionally defended his option to “offer protection to” his daughter from “the little slimy, dirty, chubby-fingered little boys who need to simply come and defile and spoil the sanctity that I’ve.” 

“I believe all of this surrounds a dialog that I used to be having in an overly joking means, when requested how do I take care of parenting this present day,” he mentioned whilst sitting at a desk with Pinkett Smith, her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and his spouse, Tameka “Tiny” Harris. “From a spot of reality, I started to decorate and exaggerate. I believe that numerous folks more or less took it extraordinarily literal.” 

He additionally added that he didn’t perceive the sensitivity of the subject, however does now. 

The rapper made the preliminary feedback all through an episode of the podcast “Women Like Us,” which used to be launched previous this month. T.I. used to be talking with hosts Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham about parenting when he used to be requested about whether or not he is had the “intercourse communicate” together with his daughters, BuzzFeed Information reported.

The rapper, who has six kids, introduced up how he handles the dialogue together with his oldest daughter, 18-year-old Deyjah Harris. 

“Now not handiest have we had the dialog. Now we have once a year journeys to the gynecologist to test her hymen,” T.I. mentioned, in step with BuzzFeed. “Sure, I’m going together with her.” He additionally knowledgeable the podcast hosts, in addition to their listeners, that “as of her 18th birthday, her hymen remains to be intact.”

His authentic feedback confronted swift backlash on social media.”Idk who wishes to listen to this however virginity is a made-up social assemble, and it has completely not anything to do along with your hymen,” tweeted Planned Parenthood in a long thread. “That is terrible on such a lot of ranges,” tweeted prominent gynecologist Jennifer Gunter.

T.I. tried to set the “document instantly” on sides of the tale he claimed had been misunderstood all through the Monday episode of “Crimson Desk Communicate.”

“I by no means mentioned I used to be in any examination room. This is an assumption — that may be a falsity,” he mentioned. “I by no means mentioned that it used to be being finished provide day, as an 18-year-old. And, I by no means mentioned that her mom wasn’t provide. Yeah, her mother used to be provide each and every time.”

The rapper additional protested the backlash surrounding his feedback, claiming “this false narrative has simply been sensationalized.”

He additionally added that on the time, his daughter didn’t object to his presence all through the physician’s visits, however did “have an issue” with him talking about it publicly. He mentioned he’s “extremely apologetic” to her, however no longer to those that “toss lies round for a laugh.”

Right through the dialog, Pinkett Smith requested the rapper how he would really like folks to grasp his degree of keep an eye on over his daughter, after explaining that some perceived his feedback as an try to “keep an eye on” her virginity. 

“Within the age, or the time, when our ladies, black ladies, are probably the most unprotected, unattended, brushed aside ladies on the earth. I am being criticized as a result of I am prepared to move above and past to offer protection to mine,” T.I. mentioned. “And I am speaking about the entire little slimy, dirty, chubby-fingered little boys who need to simply come and defile and spoil the sanctity that I’ve —” 

Prior to T.I. used to be in a position to complete his concept, Pinkett Smith and Banfield-Norris burst out guffawing, however temporarily gathered themselves.

“The rest this is a very powerful factor to me in my existence, I’m going to take care of that with very excessive care,” he persevered. “And I do not know the way this is checked out as being so fallacious.”

The rapper additional defined that, for him, it wasn’t almost about intercourse, but in addition concerning the duties that he believes come in conjunction with it. He advised the hosts that his daughter “without a doubt will have to be afraid for what may just probably come from” having intercourse, and indexed being pregnant and sexually transmitted sicknesses as one of the crucial doable results. 


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