While most of social media has been dragging T.I. for admitting that he takes his 18-year-old daughter on annual journeys to the gynecologist simply to be sure she’s a virgin by confirming her hymen is undamaged, he does have one shocking supporter.
During Thursday’s episode of The Real, co-host Jeannie Mai gave her scorching tackle the scenario.
Mai went towards a lot of the different girls on the desk and acknowledged that she understood Tip’s actions due to the issue for fathers to have such conversations with their daughters.
With her dad within the viewers, she additionally drew from her personal teen expertise revealing that she was a “wild girl” and rebelled when it got here to boys.
“I support what T.I. is doing because I understand how hard it must be to communicate with an opposite gendered daughter, especially in this time. Especially what he must have seen and known, you know? Of what boys are like. And for me, I was a very wild girl, I didn’t like rules, I rebelled a lot.”
Later within the subject, Mai expounded her stance including that she believes T.I. ought to produce other issues apart from if his daughter is a virgin or not.
“What is it that you are concerned about when it comes to the breaking of the hymen or the fact that she’s having sex? Is it the STDs?’ Is it that she doesn’t understand what love is? Does he need to know who the boys are? Why doesn’t he trust her? Whatever it is, he needs to speak it with her.”
“This [kind of] parenting is retroactive versus proactive,” visitor co-host Eva Marcille shared.
Tamera Mowry and Loni Love additionally had main points relating to Tip’s preoccupation together with his daughter’s hymen.
Love even famous that T.I. has revealed previously that his teenage son can be sexually lively, however he doesn’t appear to be as pressed about it like how he’s together with his daughter’s sexual experiences.
Mai did get some back-up from Adrienne Bailon who mentioned she “low-key” respects T.I. as a result of it exhibits that he cares as a father.
She additionally added that she had the same expertise as a result of she had God-fearing dad and mom that warned her in regards to the ills of getting intercourse.
“Maybe [T.I.] just wants to put the fear of God in her, that makes her go ‘This is a big deal, having sex is a big deal.’”
“She’s 18 now,” Love definitively responded.
T.I. obtained heavy criticism for the feedback he made on the Ladies Like Us podcast, with many slamming them as sexist and invasive. His daughter favored a number of tweets condemning her father’s statements.
The two podcast hosts have since apologized for laughing together with the rapper as an alternative of calling him out. They have additionally deleted the complete episode.