Kanye West is a person of many skills. He’s a musical artist, entrepreneur, producer, and designer. But at this level, his penchant for attracting drama virtually eclipses his skillset. In 2019 alone, he’s made headlines for extra controversial strikes and feedback than we are able to rely.
Most just lately, West appeared to assist T.I. “virgin testing” his daughter and as soon as once more attracted widespread backlash.
Wait, what did T.I. say about his daughter?
In case you missed it, T.I. admitted in a November look on the podcast Life Hacks that he’s accompanied his eldest daughter, Deyjah Harris, to the gynecologist prior to now to make certain that her hymen continues to be intact — one thing he equates with being a virgin. The checks apparently started after Harris, 18, turned 16.
When docs knowledgeable him that hymens can break in methods aside from intercourse, comparable to driving horses or bike driving, T.I. stated he ignored their feedback and demanded that they hand over their findings “expeditiously.”
“I say, ‘Look, Doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports,’” he stated. “‘Just check the hymen, please, and give me back my results expeditiously.’”
“I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact,” he concluded. Harris celebrated her 18th birthday again in June.
The remarks drew speedy and widespread criticism, with many calling T.I. controlling and accusing him of invading Harris’ privateness. Among the critics have been fashionable figures comparable to Gloria Steinem and Chrissy Teigen.
As the backlash mounted, Harris was caught “liking” tweets that criticized her father earlier than deleting all of her social media accounts.
T.I. clarifies his remarks
In a November look on the Facebook Watch sequence Red Table Talk, T.I. stated his actions have been “terribly misconstrued and misconceived.”
“I never said I was in any exam room. That is an assumption; that is a falsity. I never said it was being done present-day as an 18-year-old. I never said that her mother wasn’t present,” T.I. stated (by way of BuzzFeed News).
“All of this false narrative has just been sensationalized,” he continued, including that he had made the feedback in a “very joking manner.”
“From a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate, and I think a lot of people took it extremely literal because if you put any of my reputation — who I am as a father and who I’ve been — I honestly thought people knew me better than that,” the father-of-six acknowledged.
While he refused to apologize to the general public, he did provide an apology to his daughter.
“She did have a problem with me talking about it and I understand that and I am incredibly apologetic to her for that,” he stated. “Not to any of these other strangers and any of these weirdos who just kind of toss lies around.”
Kanye West reacts to T.I.’s actions
Over the weekend of Dec. 27, West spoke at an occasion in celebration of the primary anniversary of his Sunday Service program and addressed T.I.’s actions.
In a clip obtained by TMZ, the “Monster” rapper — who skilled a non secular awakening earlier in 2019 — appeared to assist T.I. and took intention on the individuals who “tried to play” him.
“He’s talking about something God-approved,” West added.
His feedback weren’t well-received on social media.
One Twitter person declared that West is “constantly lowering the bar.”
Another tweeted, That’s so gross and a whole invasion of privateness, they shouldn’t be dad and mom.”
Others tried to coach West.
“Jesus was the son of God and preached love thy neighbour, NOT obsess over your daughters sexual activity,” one woman tweeted. “It’s invasive, humiliating and weird, I’m disappointed in Kanye.”
But on the similar time, individuals are like:
And truthfully, are we?