Oof, you're going to need to sit down for this one.
Rapper T.I. is under fire for some comments he made during a podcast interview with Ladies Like Us. During the interview, T.I. discussed his parenting style, which eventually led to the topic of sex—specifically, whether or not he's had the sex talk with his children.
Speaking about his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah Harris, who's a freshman in college, he revealed, "Not only have we had the conversation. We have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen."
TO. CHECK. HER. HYMEN.
On her 16th birthday, he posted a note on her door that said, "Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30." If that isn't appalling enough, he continued by describing how *HER* appointments usually go: "So we'll go and sit down and the doctor comes and [talks], 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 would not want me to know? See, Doc? Ain't no problem.'"
The absurdity doesn't stop there because, apparently, the man isn't here for logic. He continued, "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.'"
(Inhales) IT'S *HER* BODY. THEY ARE *HER* RESULTS! (Exhales)
Since the interview, people have been reacting on Twitter, calling out T.I.'s behavior.
And ICYDK, according to a report, "Virginity exams also commonly resulted in psychological trauma with long-lasting adverse effects, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, loss of self-esteem, and suicidal ideation. Health professionals also identified violation of privacy and autonomy as adverse effects. Lastly, virginity exams were reported to have an adverse social impact including social exclusion, perceived dishonor brought to family and community, employment discrimination, humiliation, and increased risk of sexual assault."