T.I. says his remarks about his daughter Deyjah Harris’ virginity were “misconstrued.” The rapper and television personality appeared with his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, on yesterday’s episode of Red Table Talk, where they addressed T.I.’s comments about his daughter Deyjah Harris’ virginity. (You may remember he said he takes Deyjah to the gynecologist to “check her hymen.”)
He told Red Table Talk host Jada Pinkett Smith that his comments were misconstrued.
“Firstly, I came to clear up any misconceptions that have been surrounding how we interact and parent, and what is appropriate and inappropriate. I think all this surrounds a conversation I was having in a very joking manner, when asked do how I deal with parenting in this day and age. From a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate. I think that a lot of people took it extremely literal.” T.I. and Harris said they both accompanied Deyjah to the gynecologist on two occasions, when Deyjah was 15 and 16 years old. Deyjah is now 18. “My intentions, I think have been terribly misconstrued and misconceived,” T.I. said. “Let me set this record straight — I never said I was in any exam room, that is an assumption. That is a falsity. I never said that it was being done present day, as an 18-year-old. I never said that her mother wasn’t present. This false narrative has just been sensationalized,” he added. T.I. said he’s sorry for embarrassing Deyjah with his remarks.