T.I. not too long ago got here beneath hearth after revealing in a podcast interview that he screens his daughter Deyjah’s virginity by going to the gynecologist along with her to verify her hymen continues to be, in his phrases, “intact,” and now he’s lastly responding to the backlash.
The rapper and his spouse Tiny sat down with Jada and her mother Adrienne for an episode of Red Table Talk that premiered on Facebook Watch Monday (Nov. 25) and mentioned “hymengate,” which T.I. says was a joke that went means too far.
“I think this surrounds a conversation I was having in a very joking manner. I just began to—from a place of truth—I began to embellish and exaggerate,” the rapper mentioned.
“I think people kinda took it extremely literal, because if you put any of my reputation… Who I am as a father, who I’ve been… I honestly thought people knew me better than that.”
Tip went on to say that he’s by no means been within the room with Deyjah whereas she’s present process a gyno examination, he was simply made conscious of the outcomes, and he mentioned the one time he’s attended a gyno appointment along with her was when she was “15 or 16.”
On high of that, T.I. mentioned Deyjah’s mother attended the appointments as effectively, and, extra importantly, none of this was performed maliciously. T.I. expressed himself as merely a involved father who’s doing his greatest to look out for his daughter.
For what it’s price, T.I. mentioned Deyjah had “no objection” to him accompanying her to gyno appointments, nevertheless, she did have an issue with him telling the world about what ought to have remained a personal father-daughter second.
“I understand it and I am incredibly apologetic to her,” T.I. mentioned. “Not to any of these other strangers or any of these weirdos who toss lies around for free,” he added, underscoring his intentions of defending his daughter versus embarrassing her.
T.I. additionally provided an evidence as to why he’s been silent since, in his phrases, “the number two hit the fan.”
He mentioned, at first, Deyjah didn’t need him to say something, however then she had a change of coronary heart, therefore the Red Table Talk Interview.
“My daughter said, ‘Let it go, don’t say nothing, just let it go,’ and I didn’t [say anything] … Until I had different directives. ‘Okay, go ahead, make it stop. Clear it up.’ I would not be here today had I not had those different directives. I’d still be sitting in silence.”
Watch half 1 of Jada’s sit-down with the Harrises beneath … and be on the lookout for half 2, which premieres subsequent Monday!