Deyjah Harris is the daughter of rapper T.I. The 18-year-old woman is a recent high school graduate and burgeoning influencer on Instagram. Her relationship with her famous father has come under scrutiny following some words he offered about her hymen in a podcast.
During an appearance on the Ladies Like Us podcast, T.I. revealed that he takes his daughter to the gynecologist each year for a “hymen check,” to ensure that she isn’t having sex. He said in part, “I will say, as of her 18th birthday, her hymen is still intact.”
The rapper also confirmed that he forces his daughter to sign off on a permission form at the doctor that allows him to be in the room when the doctor gives Harris information on her body. He said,
“So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor comes 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? Ain’t no problem.'”
Harris hasn’t acknowledged those comments, but she has referenced her own lack of dating in the past.
Here’s what you need to know:
Harris, on Her Own Dating Life: ‘No Boys for Me’
Harris has not responded to her father’s recent comments about checking in on the status of her hymen annually. However, she has written about how she agrees with the no dating rule on more than one occasion.
In March, Harris wrote, “??sorry, no boys for me. just a waste of time until someone who can love me and treat me like my dad pops up??♀️until then…??♀️”
And in the days leading up to her 18th birthday in June, Harris also wrote on an Instagram story,
“I just want to quickly say that just because I’m turning 18 in June…that doesn’t mean 1. that ya’ll will even get the chance to lmaooooooo 2. more importantly, that still doesn’t make it right for you grown a** men to try and get at me…I will still be A TEENAGER!!! if you’re not ok with someone your age tryna get with your daughter, sister, niece, etc. then don’t think it’s ok with me.”
Deyjah hasn’t dated anyone publicly, nor does she divulge much about her personal life on Instagram to her 1.4 million followers. However, she does participate in her family’s reality television show for VH1, T.I. & Tiny: Family Hustle.
Harris is now enrolled in her first year of college. Born June 17, 2001, to T.I. and Ms. Niko, she has four siblings: Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris, Domani Harris, Leyah Amore Harris, and Zonnique Harris. Though her Twitter presence isn’t as robust as her following on Instagram, she still uses it frequently, tweeting out to her 136,000 followers on a weekly, if not daily, basis.
Deyjah Harris Didn’t Respond to Her Father’s Comments Directly, But Did Like Some Tweets Condemning His Words
Though Harris has not directly spoken out in response to her father’s comments about her mandated virginity, she did take to Twitter and “like” some tweets that condemned his words.
She liked one tweet that said, “That is just beyond possessive”
She liked another tweet that said, “this is disgusting, possessive and controlling *whew*”
In return, many users noticed these likes, and argued that this is proof Harris is not okay with her father’s policing of her body. One user wrote, “These are ti’s daughter’s liked tweets, you tell me if it seems like she’s okay with what her father does as a grown ass woman”
Another person wrote, “TI’s own daughter is liking tweets of ppl calling her dad possessive & weird for controlling her hymen. Stop tryna defend that creepy behavior, she doesnt like it.”
You can keep track of the tweets Harris likes here, through her Twitter feed.