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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris's daughter Deyjah Harris seemed to move one step closer to accusing him of abusing her as a child.

Last week, the 18-year-old beauty sparked rumors that she was abused when she was 11 years old. She criticized Black families for ignoring childhood abuse and specifically for protecting the abusers in their families.

"Ok I'm so tired of how the black community doesn't speak up on the things that happens in the family ............... stop protecting the men and women that touch children (sic)!!!!!"

Her outburst prompted social media to speculate that someone - a male - in Deyjah's family may have abused her.

In response to a follower who wrote, "dis not da time for dat," she raged:

"IT ALL MATTERS. it all matters. violence, police brutality, abuse, sexual harassment, etc. IT ALL MATTERS. When did i ever come out my mouth and say 'hey one issue matters more than the other' ...... you keep tryna justify what you saying and you still ain't making sense. how is what i said tearing each other in any way? please help me understand, IF ANYTHING IM PROTECTING YALL!!!!!"

In a preview for next week's episode of Friends & Family Hustle, Deyjah explained why she and her father, T.I., are not particularly close.

"Things are completely awkward between me and my dad," she said. "The situation is just a little traumatizing for me." She added she just "didn't want to be around" T.I.

In an earlier post, Deyjah said she suffered from mental health issues including depression as a result of what happened to her when she was 11 years old.

Insiders have noticed over the years that Deyjah is usually the only child missing from the Harris family functions and photo shoots.

Deyjah is T.I.'s eldest daughter.

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T.I.'s daughter Deyjah Harris has a story to tell about a terrible childhood secret. The 18-year-old opened up about her battle with depression in a series of social media posts.

Over the weekend, Deyjah got a little more personal during an "Ask me a question" session on Instagram.

When a follower asked what she would tell her younger self, Deyjah hinted that something bad happened to her as a youngster.

"Not [to] sound dramatic, but ...i'd tell her it's not her fault. anything that happened to her, it's not her fault. i'd tell her i'm sorry because i know she unhappy but i literally have no idea on how to make her happy. i'd tell her I got her no matter what though, ain't nobody else gonna hurt you they gone have to kill me to get to you."

Deyjah is T.I.'s eldest biological daughter.

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Rapper T.I.'s daughter Deyjah Harris shared a video discussing her ongoing struggles with mental illness.

In the video posted on YouTube.com, Deyjah admits she has been dealing with depression and anxiety since she was 11 years old.

She shared a message of hope for other young people dealing with mental health issues like hers.

"I feel like mental health overall is just a topic that needs more attention," she said. "There are so many individuals in the world that struggle with and suffer from it."

Acknowledging that she doesn't have all of the answers, Deyjah said the purpose of the video is to "lend a helping hand so that you can be better equipped for your journey ahead than I might've been."

The 18-year-old social media influencer hinted that others are using her "truth" to their advantage.

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Deyjah and her father, T.I., made headlines last year when he joked that he took her for an annual physical exam to ensure that her hymen was still intact. Deyjah’s mom, aspiring rapper, Ms. Niko, denied the story on social media.
 

Sources say Deyjah and her father were not really close as a child growing up. That is not a good sign.

Deyjah is usually the only child missing from most family get-togethers and photo shoots.
 

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Deyjah Harris's mother, rapper Ms. Niko, seemed to call her ex-boyfriend Tip "T.I." Harris a "narcissist" after the rapper apologized profusely for joking about accompanying his daughter to the gynecologist to make sure she was still a virgin.

"Whew chile, the narcissism," Ms. Niko wrote in a post on Instagram.com. Her followers assumed she was referring to T.I.

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Following an art therapy session in October, Ms. Niko opened up about a "lying" ex-boyfriend.

In a video on her IG page Ms. Niko displayed a drawing she made featuring 3 black vertical lines on white paper.

"This line right here represents him because his ass be lying, Ok?" she said. "And, if you notice, there's two more lines on the outside because he stay f---ing lying, Ok. He lies all. the. time." She continued: "I almost put a line right through the middle of this because he has crossed very many lines!"

T.I., 39, and his long-suffering wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 44, visited Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk web series in an episode that aired on Monday, Nov. 25.

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T.I. told Jada he was joking about comments he made regarding his daughter Deyjah's annual virginity check-up.

He admits the remarks he made during a recent podcast chat were said in a "very joking manner."

"I began, from a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate. People took it extremely literal. If you put any of my reputation about who I am as a father and who I’ve been, I honestly thought people knew me better than that."

The "Paper Trail" rapper decided to break his silence after friends urged him to admit he was exaggerating. But he stressed that his priority was protecting his daughter from sticky-fingered boys in heat.

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"I think that in the age or the time when our women - black women - are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet, I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine," he said in the chat, which premiered on Monday.

"Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care," he continued. "And I don't understand how that is looked at as being so wrong."

FYI: Gynecologists do not perform hymen checks or Pap smears on children. A doctor would not perform a "virginity check" or "hymen check" on girl children unless there was a medical reason for the exam.

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Tip "T.I." Harris says he was joking about comments he made regarding his daughter Deyjah's annual virginity check-up. The 39-year-old father of seven appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk FACEBOOK web series in an episode that aired on Monday, Nov. 25.

T.I. admits the remarks he made during a recent podcast chat were said in a "very joking manner", but he is determined to protect his daughter from sticky-fingered boys in heat.

"I think that in the age or the time when our women - black women - are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet, I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine," he said in the chat, which premiered on Monday.

"Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care," he continued. "And I don't understand how that is looked at as being so wrong."

The musician, real name Clifford Harris, was heavily criticized for making the controversial comments to singer Miguel's wife, Nazanin Mandi, during her Ladies Like Us podcast.

After confirming that he had the "sex talk" with his teenage daughter, he went on to joke about going to her gynecologist's visits to make sure her hymen was intact.

"Deyjah's 18, just graduated high school now, and yes, not only have we had the conversation (about sex), we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said during the since-deleted podcast. "I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact."

T.I. told Jada he regrets sharing personal details about Deyjah publicly. He admitted Deyjah was disturbed by his comments.

"She did have a problem with me talking about it," said T.I., "and I understand that, and I am incredibly apologetic to her for that. She understands my intentions and she knows who I am, who I've always been."

A family friend who begged for anonymity told Sandrarose.com that he hoped the rapper would admit he was "exaggerating" about the gynecologist visits. The friend said T.I. took a lot of heat for a joke that was considered in poor taste. "He should just come clean and admit he was kidding," said the friend.

FYI: Gynecologists do not perform hymen checks or Pap smears on children. A doctor would not perform a "virginity check" or "hymen check" on girl children unless there was a medical reason for the exam.
 

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Feminist icon Gloria Steinem insists rapper Tip "T.I." Harris is breaking the law by having his daughter's hymen checked annually to make sure she is still a virgin.

The controversy stems from a since-deleted podcast interview in which the rapper joked about accompanying his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris, to a gynecologist to have her hymen checked to make sure she was still a virgin.

The 39-year-old rapper, who has not commented on the ensuing controversy, reportedly asked the podcast hosts, Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham, to delete the interview.

Insiders say the rapper was joking, but the debate continues to rage on social media.

And now Steinem tells TMZ that she thinks T.I.'s actions are a human rights violation.

"It is not his hymen, it is not his body," she told the gossip outlet. "He doesn't have any right to do that... You can't invade a child's body for anything other than a medical emergency or a medical reason."

Steinem is suspicious of how T.I. gets the information about his daughter's hymen from her doctor after he revealed she signs a release form allowing the medic to speak to her dad.

"There's a power relationship that's very suspicious there," Steinem said. "I don't think it sounds like free will... and the courts should be after him."

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T.I.'s daughter, Deyjah Harris, unfollowed her father on social media after he caught flack for his old fashioned comments about her virginity.

In a since-deleted podcast interview, the 39-year-old rap mogul said he accompanied the teenager to her gynecologist appointments to make sure she was still a virgin.

Deyjah, 18, is pictured below with her half sisters Heiress, 3, and Zonnique, 23.
 

T.I. described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter to check her hyman to make sure it was still intact.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.’"

His comments sparked controversy from the public and other celebrities who chastised the rapper for invading his child's privacy.

According to insiders, T.I. was only joking and he begged the podcast's hosts to remove the interview.

Podcast hosts Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham complied by removing the interview and apologizing for making light of the situation. Mandi and Moham said they were caught completely off guard by the public outrage over what was supposed to be a joke.

"It was a joke that spiraled out of control," said an insider with knowledge of the situation. The insider said T.I. was advised to say nothing about the incident so the scandal would die down on its own.

But Deyjah got the ball rolling again by unfollowing her daddy on social media. Some say the move implies she is mad at T.I. for putting her business in the streets in the first place - even if he was just joking.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris took a lot of heat for his old fashioned comments about his teenage daughter's virginity. The doting dad sparked a frenzy on social media when he revealed he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah, to a gynecologist to make sure her hymen is intact.

The 39-year-old rap mogul described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

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T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

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T.I. made the comments during a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast hosted by Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham. The hosts made light of T.I.'s comments, which they later apologized for.

In a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday Mandi and Moham apologized for their "knee jerk" reaction to the "uncomfortable topic" of virginity.

"To everyone confused, angry and hurt by the recent episode of Ladies Like Us, we want to start off by saying that we sincerely apologize for our knee jerk reaction," they wrote. "We were completely caught off guard/shocked and looking back, we should have reacted much differently in the moment. The comments that were made and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic. We support and love Women and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish. There was absolutely no ill intent towards any party involved & feel deeply awful about the entire incident."
 

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Tip "T.I." Harris made headlines around the globe when he revealed he accompanies his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to a gynecologist to make sure she is still a virgin.

During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he takes her to the gynecologist to make sure she is still a virgin.

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The 39-year-old rap mogul described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

The online reactions to the rap mogul's old fashioned parenting ranged from confusion to outrage. Many wondered why the father of seven still accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is intact.

Planned Parenthood weighed in on the controversy by schooling the rapper about the anatomy and physiology of a biological female's hymen.

"[I don't know] who needs to hear this but virginity is a made-up social construct, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your hymen," Planned Parenthood tweeted on Wednesday.

The @PPFA Twitter account explained:

"A virgin is someone who's never had sex. But 'sex' means different things to different people, so 'virginity' does too. Many don't care what it means or think it matters. Whatever you believe, the fact is you can't tell if someone's had sex by checking their hymen...

"The hymen is a thin, fleshy tissue that's located at the opening of your vagina. Like other parts of our bodies, hymens are a little different for everyone...

"Many people think the hymen totally covers the opening of your vagina until it's stretched open, but that's not usually the case. Most hymens naturally have a hole big enough for period blood to come out and for you to use tampons comfortably...

"Some people just naturally have hymens that are more open. And many other activities besides sex can stretch your hymen — like riding a bike, doing sports, or putting something in your vagina (like a tampon or finger). Once your hymen is stretched open, it can’t grow back...

"Some people think you can tell if someone’s had sex before if their hymen is stretched open. But that’s not the case.

Say it with us:

YOU ... CAN'T ... TELL ... IF ... SOMEONE'S ... HAD ... SEX ... BY ... THE ... WAY ... THEIR ... HYMEN ... LOOKS ... OR ... FEELS".

Planned Parenthood's tweets were informative, but those of us who are in the health field beg to differ.

Doctors, nurses and medical examiners usually can tell if a woman has had sex or has been raped just by examining her vagina and inner labia folds - the two flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening.

There is a distinct difference between a hymen that is perforated by a finger or a Tampon and a hymen that was torn by sexual intercourse or by brute force such as in a rape.

Most hymens naturally have a small hole in the center. If the opening is stretched by a finger or a Tampon, jagged remnants of the hymen will still be visible.

The hymen’s edges may not be visible after sexual intercourse or rape, but there are still physical signs such as redness or injury to the inner labia folds that confirm sexual activity.

So, in a way, T.I. is correct.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris says he goes with his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is still intact.

The 39-year-old rapper is a doting father to his children, including daughters Heiress, 3, and 18-year-old Deyjah Harris, who is increasingly popular on Instagram.

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During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he happily confirmed she is still a virgin.

"Not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said in all seriousness. "Yes I go with her. I go with her. So let me tell you, this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday… and this is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate, usually like the day after the party, she's enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door 'Gyno tomorrow 9:30,'" he added.

The rapper described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

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"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

"So I say look Doc, she don't ride no horses, she don't ride no bike, she don't play no sports man. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously! But I will say as of her 18th birthday her hymen is still intact."

Even though he confirmed his daughter is intact, the promiscuous rap mogul says virgins are overrated.

"No fun. Who wants a virgin? Like, really. All that work?"