Deyjah Harris Breaks Silence Over Rapper Dad T.I. ‘Checking’ Her Virginity
Deyjah Harris has used social media to break her silence over her rapper dad T.I.'s disturbing habit of 'checking' her virginity.
The shocking story broke this week, with the 39-year-old rapper confessing to making yearly appointments to confirm his 18-year-old daughter is still a virgin, by checking that her hymen is intact.
T.I.'s worrying revelation came during an episode of the Ladies Like Us podcast, when the rapper was quizzed on whether he and his children openly discussed sex.
His response was that "not only" had they had the conversation, but that they had "yearly trips to the gynaecologist to check her hymen".
His comments, with their proud admission of a gross intrusion of Deyjah's privacy, prompted a wave of outrage on Twitter.
Flooded with shows of support, Deyjah has yet to make an official comment, but the tweets she has chosen to 'like' are incredibly telling.
"This is just beyond possessive," wrote one user, taking to the platform to voice disgust.
Another commented: "This is disgusting, possessive and controlling *whew"
While a third wrote "'Give me my results' - first of all mf, those are HER results!! Like WTF."
T.I.'s horrifying comments didn't end at the yearly appointments. He also went into detail about the before and after, describing a particular incident on his daughter's 16th birthday.
"So, it's this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday. This is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate," he said.
'Usually, like the day after the party, she's enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: "Gyno. Tomorrow. 9.30."
With doctors restricted from sharing patient information, T.I. is relying on his daughter to reveal her most personal medical information.
"So, we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor's maintaining a high level of professionalism," the rapper continued.
'He's like, "Well, you know sir, I have to, in order to share information" - I'm like, "Deyjah, they want you to sign this ... so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know?" "See doc? No problem."'
Deyjah has told her supportive followers 'i loveeeeeee yalllllll', but many are calling for her to speak out properly, and tell her side of the story. Whether or not she has the freedom to is another question. Either way, T.I.'s possessive behaviour is all kinds of wrong.
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