Planned Parenthood on Wednesday hit back at T.I. after the rapper and actor said he goes with his daughter to the gynecologist every year to “check her hymen” to make sure she’s still a virgin.

In a series of tweets seemingly directed at T.I., Planned Parenthood wrote: “Idk who needs to hear this but virginity is a made-up social construct, and it has absolutely nothing to do with your hymen.”

“A virgin is someone who’s never had sex. But ‘sex’ means different things to different people, so ‘virginity’ does too,” the organization tweeted. “Many don’t care what it means or think it matter. Whatever you believe, the fact is you can’t tell if someone’s had sex by checking their hymen.”


The group added: “Some people think you can tell if someone’s had sex before if their hymen is stretched open. But that’s not the case. Say it with us: YOU CAN’T TELL IF SOMEONE’S HAD SEX BY THE WAY THEIR HYMEN LOOKS OR FEELS.”

The Twitter thread comes after T.I. said in a podcast interview that aired Tuesday that he goes with his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist to make sure her hymen is “still intact,” adding that “as of her 18th birthday,” it was.

He also reportedly noted on the podcast that he knew the hymen could be broken in ways other than sex.

“And so then they come and say, ‘Well, I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding, and just other forms of athletic physical activity,'" he said.

"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.'"

His comments were quickly met with criticism on social media, with many calling T.I.’s actions inappropriate and an abuse of privacy.