T.I’s daughter br-oke down in te-ars as she detailed how her father’s public revelation that he takes her to a gynecologist every year to check she’s still a v!rgin left her ‘a-ngry, hu-rt’ and embarra*sed’.
Deyjah Harris, 19, was overcome with emotion as she relived the experience on this week’s episode of the three-time Grammy winner’s reality show TI & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle while on a vacation to Mexico.
She said: ‘I’m scrolling on Twitter, and I see that I’ve been tagged in a post. The only word that I saw was “gynecologist”, and I didn’t even need to read the whole title ’cause I just knew. My heart sa-nk — very sho-cked, hu-rt, an-gry, embarra*sed.’
She added in the confessional: ‘Things are completely uncomfortable for me right now. We’re all together in this house, so I have to see my Dad and be around him. And we’re in a foreign country, so it’s not like I can leave and get away.’
Deyjah then went to the beach with her cousins to get away from the family and open up about the situation. She told them: ‘I mean, honestly, I’m embarra*sed definitely for sure.’ I’m trying to pu-sh it in the back of my mind, so I’m really not thinking about it… I know it’s not healthy. But I’ve been doing that since I was a child.’
The me-ntal health advocate admitted: ‘Yeah, he goes with me. It’s definitely been going on since probably 14 or 15.’She added: ‘I do think my dad treats me differently than the boys when it comes to the subject of s*x and supervision. My dad even jokes with King about becoming a baby daddy. He would never joke like that with me.’
Back in November, TI made the contr*versial statement on a now-deleted episode of the podcast Ladies Like Us, ca-using mass outr-age.The 39-year-old said: ‘I’m like, “Deyjah, they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn’t want me to know? See doc? No problem.”
‘And so then they come and say, “Well I just want you to know that there are other ways besides s*x that the h*men can be br-oken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding and just other forms of athletic phys!cal activity.”‘So I say, “Look doc, she doesn’t ride no horses, she doesn’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports.Just check the h*men please and give me back my results expe-ditiously.”‘
The father-of-six continued: ‘I will say as of her 18th birthday, her h*men is still inta-ct.’He later attempted to clear the air on Red Table Talk: ‘My intentions have been te*ribly m!sconstrued and m!sconceived.’All of this false narrative has just been sens-ationalized. All of this surrounds a conversation that I was having in a very joking manner.’
TI added: ‘When I was asked how… I deal with parenting in this day and age, I just began to, from a place of truth, I began to emb-ellish and ex-aggerate and I think a lot of people kinda like took it extremely literal.’
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