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.'"
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.
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."