- U.S rapper T.I has openly apologised to his 18-year old daughter after revealing he had her tested for virginity every year
- T.I in his defence said that his statements were misinterpreted by people who wanted to fuel lies about him
- Speaking during an interview on Red Table Talks the rapper revealed that he never went into the exam room with the daughter but only saw the doctor later
US rapper T.I has defended his decision of taking daughter Deyjah for annual virginity tests.
The 39-year-old rapper had earlier, during a sit down with Ladies Like Us podcast, disclosed he usually took his daughter to a doctor for virginity test during her birthdays since she turned 16.
Speaking in the company of his wife Tiny Harris, during an episode on the Red Table Talk, T.I. was quick to defend himself from the backlash he received due to his revelation.
"My intentions have been terribly misinterpreted. All of this false narrative has just been sensationalised," he said while speaking to Jada Pinkett Smith.
Responding to Jada's question on if he understood the sensitivity of the matter then, T.I said he did not understand it, but understands it now.
He went on to blame the public who misinterpreted the whole idea of having his daughter checked saying that his statements were misconstrued.
"Let me make this record straight, I never said I was in any exam room, that was an assumption. I never said that it was being done present day as an 18-year old," said the rapper.
The rapper also revealed that Deyjah's mother was present during the visits and she did not have an issue with them being in attendance but was angry about him speaking about it in the public.
He said he was apologetic to Deyjah but was not sorry for the social media users who tell lies for fun.
"I am incredibly apologetic to her for that. Not to any of these strangers, any of these weirdos that just tell lies around for fun," he said.
Deyjah later unfollowed her father and family following the remarks that saw hin receive backlashes online.
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She is yet to address her father's remarks after he bragged that she is still a virgin during an interview on LadiesLikeUs podcast.
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