T.I. Says He Goes to Gynecologist With His Daughter to 'Check Her Hymen' - NBC10 Boston

T.I. Says He Goes to Gynecologist With His Daughter to 'Check Her Hymen'

"The hymen means nothing physically and hymen exams are medically not a thing and are unnecessary. And support a disgusting patriarchal trope," gynecologist Jennifer Gunter said

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    T.I. Says He Goes to Gynecologist With His Daughter to 'Check Her Hymen'
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    In this Oct. 24, 2019, photo, T.I. visits "Extra" with the winner of "Rhythm and Flow" Season One at the Levi's Store Times Square location in New York City.

    Rapper and actor T.I. said in an interview that aired Tuesday that he goes with his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist each year to "check her hymen" and make sure it's "still intact," NBC News reports.

    The online backlash was immediate with many on social media slamming his remarks as disgusting, exemplary of harmful parenting and "horrible on so many levels."

    T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, made the remarks on the podcast "Ladies Like Us," hosted by model Nazanin Mandi and makeup artist Nadia Moham.

    When the hosts asked the rapper if he has had ”the sex talk“ with his daughters, T.I. responded: ”Yes,” referring specifically to his daughter, Deyjah Harris, who he said recently began her first year of college. “Not only have we had the conversation. We have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen."