'Friends & Family Hustle' Preview: Deyjah admits dad TI's revelation about hymen checks was 'traumatizing'
Next week's episode will see TI and his daughter Deyjah dealing with the aftermath of the former going on record to speak about scheduling visits to check her hymen
Next week's episode will be an explosive one as it features Deyjah Harris's reaction to her father, Rapper TI telling all about her gynecologist visits in an interview. In a preview clip that aired after Monday night's episode ended, viewers saw Tameka Harris aka Tiny's vacation with her girlfriends in Mexico get ruined as they find out TI was all over the headlines for speaking about his daughter Deyjah and how they schedule timely visits to the gynecologist to be sure that she's not sexually active and that her hymen is intact.
The incident also termed as hymen-gate dates back to November 2019 and next week's episode will see how the entire family dealt with it. Deyjah was heard saying, "Things are completely awkward between me and my dad," in the clip. She was also seen engaged in a conversation with a couple of her friends wherein she confided in them that she was caught off-guard by her father's comments.
“The situation is just a little traumatizing for me". She also revealed that this was not the time that she wanted to spend around her father. The end of the clip saw Deyjah absolutely mortified and wiping away tears while saying, "I'm ready to go home now". TI, on the other hand, could be seen maintaining an unapologetic stance while mentioning that he would never apologize for being himself.
Appearing on 'Ladies Like Us' podcast TI mentioned that it was imperative for him to know that Deyjah was not having sex just yet and also admitted to accompanying her on her scheduled visits to her gynecologist. He had also mentioned that there was one scheduled, right after her 16th birthday, stating: "This is what we do". "Usually like the day after the party, she's enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: 'Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30'."
He'd also revealed that he didn't pay much heed to doctor's saying that there are a number of ways besides sex, for the hymen to break. "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'," he had shared.
His comments resulted in him receiving a lot of backlash and a week later post his appearance on that podcast, he went on record on Jada Pinkett Smith's 'Red Table Talk' mentioning that he had said those things, jokingly. "I began to embellish and exaggerate, and I think people took it too literally. I never said I was in any exam room. Never said it was done in present-day [when she was] an 18-year-old. Never said that [Deyjah’s mother] wasn’t present. She was there every time," he'd said at the time.