T.I.’s daughter Deyjah Harris has broken her silence on her father T.I.’s headline-making statements about regularly taking her to doctor to check on her hymen. In a teaser of “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle”, the 18-year-old finally addresses the matter.
The new clip, which teases the highlights all of the drama in the upcoming season of the VH1 reality show, features Deyjah saying, “After all of this, it’s changed, honestly.” Tip’s wife Tiny (Tameka Cottle) also quips, “Tip has a way of taking things a little too far.”
Meanwhile, the rapper gets defensive elsewhere in the teaser. “Ain’t nobody gonna tell me how to raise my children,” Tip insists.
T.I. sparked debate back in 2019 after he revealed that he always checks Deyjah’s virginity on her birthday. The controversy prompted Deyjah to deactivate her Instagram account, though she has now returned. Despite the backlash, the “Ant Man and the Wasp” star stood up by his comment and insisted he didn’t understand all the drama.
“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 on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk”. “Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care. And I don’t understand how that is looked at as being so wrong.”
However, he eventually had a change of heart. In January, the “Mediocre” rapper made a public apology in an Instagram post. Posting a photo of his wife and daughter, he described them as “strong, brilliantly opinionated, independent young women,” before saying, “Please forgive me for any and all imperfections that cause misunderstanding between us….”
He continued, “Charge my mind, not my heart. You see Life may throw us curveballs & deal us some pretty bad hants at times. But rest assured, you’ll NEVER find yourself in a place too high or low for me to be there to catch you when you fall. I just Can’t let another second go by without letting you know while we’re still here in this life together… You have ALL MY LOVE FOR ALL MY LIFE… &AFTER!!”