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Hands Off Our Hymens, T.I.

Let’s talk about girls of color and the virginity police

A photo of T.I. onstage pointing with his left arm into the crowd.
T.I. speaks onstage during Netflix Presents Rhythm+Flow Atlanta screening at Clark Atlanta University on October 08, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

OnOn the Ladies Like Us podcast, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. confessed that every year, he attends his 18-year-old daughter Deyjah’s gynecology appointments, requests a “virginity test” to see if her hymen is broken, and then seemingly coerces her into signing paperwork allowing the “results” to be shared with him.

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