“I said, ‘Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports, man, just check the hymen please and give me back my results, expeditiously,” T.I. continued. “But I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”
Following the backlash, the rapper broke his silence during an appearance on Red Table Talk with his wife, Tiny.
“I came to clear up any misconceptions that have been surrounding how we interact and parent and what is appropriate and inappropriate,” T.I. said. “I think all of this surrounds a conversation that I was having in a very joking manner, when asked how do I deal with parenting in this day and age. And so I just began to, you know, from a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate.”
“And I think that a lot people kind of like took it extremely literal, because if you put any of my reputation about like who I am as a father, who I’ve been, I honestly thought people knew me better than that,” he continued. “However, my intentions I think have been terribly misconstrued and misconceived.”