T.I. Says He Was Just Kidding About Forcing His Daughter Into Invasive Hymen Examinations

Remember how T.I. went on the radio and told everyone he was having his daughter, Deyjah Harris, inspected by a gynecologist to make sure her hymen was intact? Well, after Gloria Steinem pointed out that was a human rights abuse he told Jada Pinkett Smith the whole thing was just a joke and he never really did that. Phew, I guess that’s that, we can all go home.

Here’s what T.I. said on Pinkett Smith’s Facebook show Red Table Talk, via People.

“From a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate and I think a lot of people took it extremely literal,” he added, explaining that while at the time he didn’t understand the sensitivities surrounding what he was speaking about, he “absolutely” does now.

T.I. went on to clarify that the visits to the gynecologist were made when his daughter was younger, and that neither his daughter nor her mother, singer Ms. Niko, had “any” objection about him being there at the time.

Yeah, who hasn’t just been talking with the guys and started embellishing some tall tales about teenage daughter’s vagina?

And what about his daughter? What did she think of this whole thing that we couldn’t gather from unfollowing her dad on social media?

“She did have a problem with me talking about it however, and I understand that, and I am incredibly apologetic to her for that,” he said. “She understands my intentions and she knows who I am, who I’ve always been.”

“My daughter said just let it go, don’t say nothing, just let it go and I did — until l I had different directives,” he said. “I would not be here today had I not had those different directives. I’d still be sitting in silence.”

“Never mention my vagina again” is a pretty expected sentiment, honestly. Seemingly followed by “make this go away you dumbass.” Regardless of what war crimes T.I. may have committed, he seems to have at least learned his lesson here, which I’m sure his daughter is really thankful for.

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