Rap mogul T.I. has gone to unusual measures to ensure that his daughter, Deyjah, has remained a virgin through her adolescence.
Clifford “Tip” Harris Jr. opened up about this and other topics on the “Life Hacks” episode of the podcast “Ladies Like Us,” according to the Daily Mail. The show is hosted by Nazanin Mandi, the wife of singer Miguel, and makeup artist Nadia Moham.
Tip, 39, explained why he goes as far as having a gynecologist check his daughter’s hymen to ensure that it has remained intact.
“I think that most kids in hindsight, looking back, they always thank their parents for not allowing them to damage themselves as much as they could have,” Tip said, according to the Daily Mail.
“This is the thing. Deyjah’s 18, just graduated high school now and she’s attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself,” he said. “And yes, not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen.”
Mandi and Moham both laughed at the revelation. He confirmed he actually goes with her to the doctor’s office to hear the results of her pelvic exams for himself.
“So it’s this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday. This is what we do. Right after the birthday, we celebrate,” he said. “Usually like the day after the party she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’ So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘You know sir, I have to, in order to share information’ — I’m like, ‘Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn’t want me to know? See doc? No problem.’ 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.’ 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.’”
Every year, Tip has gotten the news he wants to hear.
“I will say as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”
What do you make of Tip’s mentality when it comes to his college-bound daughter?