Deyjah Harris, the daughter of rapper T.I. and r&b singer, Tameka “Tiny” Harris has finally broken her silence on her father’s controversial remarks about her virginity in the trailer for the new season of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.
“After all of this, it’s changed, honestly,” she says in the clip.
It seems mother Tiny agrees.
“Tip has a way of taking things a little too far,” the singer says in her confessional.
In November, T.I. visited the Ladies Like Us podcast, where he made the following remarks about his daughter’s virginity.
“Deyjah’s 18, just graduated high school now and she’s attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself. And yes, not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen,” T.I. said at the time.
“Usually, like, the day after the [birthday] party, she’s enjoying her gifts,” he told the podcast hosts. “I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30. I say, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this — so we can uh, share information. Do you have, is there anything, is there anything that you would not want me to know? Oh, okay. See, Doc, ain’t no problem.'”
T.I. was dragged on social media and accused of policing his daughter’s virginity. He was also labeled a hypocrite as he did not manage his son’s in the same manner.
The podcaster eventually headed to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, where he addressed the controversy which was dubbed #hymengate by social media.
“I came to clear up any misconceptions that have been surrounding how we interact and parent and what is appropriate and inappropriate,” he said. “From a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate and I think a lot of people took it extremely literal,” he continued, and apologized to his daughter.
“My daughter said just let it go, don’t say nothing, just let it go and I did — until l I had different directives,” he said of why it took him so long to address the issue. “I would not be here today had I not had those different directives. I’d still be sitting in silence.”