T.I. has received widespread criticism online for a recent interview in which he claimed he takes his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist on a yearly basis to "check her hymen."

He made the comments during an appearance on "Ladies Like Us," a podcast hosted by Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham that aims to provide listeners with “a modern-day women's perspective on the universal issues we face each and every day,” according to a webpage for the show.


During the show, which was released Tuesday, T.I. was asked about his parenting style and whether he talked to his daughters about sex, according BuzzFeed News

In response, T.I. opened up about his relationship with his daughter Deyjah, who is 18.

"Not only have we had the conversation. We have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen. Yes, I go with her," he responded.

The musician then went on to recall a trip to the gynecologist with his daughter a few years back.

“So it’s this one time we go — I think this might have been after her 16th birthday. This is what we do. Right after the birthday, we celebrate,” T.I. said.

“Usually like the day after the party, she’s enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’ So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk, and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘You know, sir, I have to, in order to share information.’ I’m like, ‘Deyjah, they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you would not want me to know? See doc? No problem,’” he continued.

“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,’” T.I. 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.’”

"I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact," he concluded.

T.I.’s remarks were met with viral criticism and reactions from thousands of social media users claiming that the steps T.I. took to ensure his daughter's virginity are abusive and uncalled for. At the time of this post’s publication, the rapper’s name alone has surged to the top of Twitter’s trending items.

The connection between virginity and the hymen has long been debunked by medical and health professionals over the years.

In fact, in a study posted by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health earlier this year, a group of physicians said they “concluded that an examination of the hymen is not an accurate or reliable test of sexual activity.”

They also noted in the study that while “at least two studies dating back to the 1980s and 1990s have reported hymens to be present in all newborn girls examined [1,131 cases in one study and 134 in another], there are documented cases of girls born without a hymen altogether.”