US rapper T.I. made a statement of indignation, forcing his daughter to a virginity test every year. In a meanwhile deleted podcast, which was called "Ladies Like Us", T.I. said that after every birthday, he drives to a doctor with his now 18-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris to "control her hymen." The reported among others the "Washington Post" and "CBS News".
Accordingly, he stuck the day after the birthday parties a note with the appointment to the gynecologist at her room door, said the 39-year-old Grammy winner. So he started after the young woman's 16th birthday. His daughter must explain to the doctor in writing that he may communicate the result of the investigation to the father. Medically, the presence of a hymen – also called hymen – is not considered a sure sign of virginity.
A statement from the World Health Organization states: "Virginity tests have no scientific basis, there is no research that proves that a girl or a woman had sex, and that the hymen's appearance can not prove whether a girl or a woman had sexual intercourse or was sexually active. "
Author accuses rapper of "extremely abusive" behavior
The podcast was released on Tuesday, but apparently already deleted a day later. He had caused massive outrage. The author Ijeoma Oluo threw T.I. an "extremely abusive" behavior. She demanded that physicians who join in lose their license.
In the podcast, however, the reactions should have been different: The interview partners Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham laughed first, one of them should have said: "Someone must take care of Deyjah, she is a prisoner in-house."
The rapper T.I. is one of the most important representatives of Southern rape. His records sold millions of copies. Three albums of the 39-year-old landed between 2006 and 2008 at number one on the US charts.