T.I. is a creep. There, I said it.
He might be a successful rapper and actor, but fathering isn't his strong suit.
You see, he has publicly declared that he takes his eldest daughter, 18-year-old Deyjah Harris, who's in her first year of college, to the doctor for yearly hymen checks, to make sure her virginity is intact. He has six kids – it's unclear if he gets them checked too.
In a recent Ladies Like Us podcast interview, he divulged he is a controlling dad when it comes to sex and it's not ok.
"Not only have we had the conversation - we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," T.I. said.
"Yes, I go with her.
"I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact."
He also told how he gets his daughter to sign a form allowing him to know her results, even though she shouldn't have to divulge her private information to him or anyone for that matter.
"And so then they come and say, 'Well, I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity,'" he said.
"So I say, 'Look, Doc, she don't ride no horses, she don't ride no bike, she don't play no sports. Just check the hymen, please, and give me back my results expeditiously.'"
And just like that, this poor woman's father has shared private details about his daughter, and publicly shamed her in front of the global media and worst still, her peers.
How dare he.
How dare he disrespect his daughter in such a vile fashion.
Thankfully, she's been getting a heap of love from the global community, with her Twitter and Instagram feeds flooded with messages of support upset at her dad's shocking actions. But it still doesn't make it ok.
He calls himself a father, but he's the worst kind of man. He's teaching his daughter that it's ok for a man to dictate how a woman should live her life. He's taken away her sexual independence and her right to privacy.
He should be teaching her that a man should never control a woman. He should be teaching her that she has ultimate power over her own body. He should be teaching her to walk in this world with dignity and self-power, not to walk in the shadow of a man.
Instead, he is showing her that men have the right to control a woman's sexuality. He's taken away her power to control her own body and what she chooses to do with it.
And then he's spoken about in a public forum – like her sexual wellbeing is open slather. He's discussed a deeply personal matter with strangers. He's completely disregarded his daughter's right to anonymity so he can gloat about his "so-called" fatherly control.
Instead, what he's done is show the world what an awful person he is and how he's failing in his role to be a champion and supporter of the one woman in his life he should love the most, his daughter.
He should be ashamed.
And fortunately, everyone agrees with me.
This is disgusting and horrible.— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
Rapper T.I. says that he takes his daughter to the gynecologist to make sure her hymen is still intact!
Even after her 18th birthday (not that it makes it ok before her 18th birthday)
Horrifying https://t.co/hQwSSsqJER pic.twitter.com/59rSMTDKfz