Deyjah Harris Addresses T.I.'s Gynecologist Comments: 'I'm Very Shocked, Hurt, Angry, Embarrassed'

T.I.'s parenting has been in question since claiming that he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter Deyjah to confirm that she's still a virgin.

Deyjah Harris, Tameka "Tiny" Harris

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Deyjah Harris, Tameka "Tiny" Harris

T.I.'s parenting has been in question since claiming that he goes to the gynecologist with his daughter Deyjah to confirm that she's still a virgin and that her hymen is intact. This created a firestorm on social media that played out during Monday's episode of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle. 

Tip's wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, explained that the family found out about the rapper's comments while on vacation in Mexico. 

"We're in Mexico, we're all having a great time, when all of a sudden, I look at my phone, and Tip’s all over it," Tiny said. 

For Deyjah, she admits to her cousins that T.I. did go to the gynecologist with her since she was around 14 or 15 years old. She described to them that it's not a scenario where she has the autonomy to go without him claiming that she "couldn't have said 'no.'"

"I'm scrolling on Twitter and I see I'm tagged in a post and all I see is 'gynecologist,' and I didn't even need to read the whole title. I just knew. My heart sank. I'm very shocked, hurt, angry, embarrassed," Deyjah said. "I'm embarrassed, for sure. I'm trying to put it in the back of my mind so I'm not really thinking about it. I know it's not healthy. But I've been doing that since I was a child."

She went on to say that the situation impacted her relationship with her father. Although she stopped short of saying that he's a bad parent, she did tell her cousins that she's "looking at him differently because of this." 

T.I. on the other hand insists that the comments he made on the podcast were jokes. He told his mother, Violeta Latrice, that he did go to the doctor with Deyjah in the past. But, he "embellished" the story for entertainment. 

"I told a joke that was laced in truth, also [with] a lot of major embellishments," Tip said during his confessional interview. "I was speaking past tense. People thought I was speaking present day. I never put a sign on the door—that's absolutely false." 

When these comments first surfaced in November, people took to Twitter where they ripped T.I. for his invasive parenting. Although he claimed his comments were hyperbolized for the podcast, viewers could see that Deyjah was emotionally hurt by her father's antics during the episode. Also, T.I. attempted to evade having a conversation with his daughter about the incident as to not disrupt the "energy." This behavior reignited the flames for those who believe that Tip should be condemned for his lack of empathy. 

Why would Deyjah confront you TI???? You know her personality..In this moment you should have been a father and talked to her and apologize for embarrassing your daughter. #FamilyHustle

— I NEED an Edit Button (@Ms_Missy2791) June 16, 2020

I still do not like how TI put his daughter on blast and then felt as if he didn’t do anything wrong. It’s sick.

— ♔ᴛɪᴀʀᴀ (@TiaraMonee) June 16, 2020

So, because she snuck out, you automatically assumed she was having sex, but you know for FACT that King, who is way younger, is having sex? Ugh, this is making me pissed even more. His nonchalant attitude is irky. The shit is NOT a joke #FamilyHustle

— Will Smith Slapped Me (@AshleyShyMiller) June 16, 2020

In this one episode, we see the difference in raising boys and raising girls... ”King gone be a Baby Daddy” but let's make sure baby girl is still a virgin??? We have to be the men we want our daughters to be with!!! #FamilyHustle

— Kenneth (@KennyB2324) June 16, 2020

“If Deyjah hasn’t come to me why would I disrupt my energy...” -T.I.
Ummmmm what?! #FamilyHustle

— Shalyssa💕 (@iammissjanai) June 16, 2020

Deyjah saying she’s always felt like she doesn’t belong in that family. Meanwhile, her daddy doing yearly hymen checks. Seems like the damn focus is on the wrong things. #FamilyHustle

— The Moment. (@itsKARY_) June 16, 2020

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