T.I. was interviewed on a recent podcast that aired on Tuesday that outraged the internet. On this episode, the rapper and actor talked about going to the gynecologist annually with his daughter to "check her hymen" and make sure that it's "still intact." T.I. was talking about his parenting on the podcast. When he was asked about having the sex talk with his daughters, he talked about how he handles it with his eldest daughter, 18-year-old Deyjah.
He mentioned that after her 16th birthday party, he put a stick not on the door that said, "Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30."
According to Buzz Feed News, T.I. also noted that he was informed the hymen can be broken in ways other than through sexual penetration. "And so then they come and say, ‘Well, I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity,'" he said. "So I say, ‘Look, Doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen, please, and give me back my results expeditiously.'"
Then he added, "I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact."