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.