LOS ANGELES: US rapper T.I. has provoked outrage by revealing that he forces his 18-year-old daughter to undergo an annual “virginity test” at the gynaecologist.

The Grammy-winning musician told a podcast how he escorts Deyjah Harris to the doctor’s office after each birthday to “check her hymen.” “Usually like the day after the [birthday] party, she’s enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door: ‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30,’” T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, told the presenters.

The trips began after Deyjah’s sixteenth birthday, Harris said, and his daughter is required to sign a waiver allowing the doctor to share the “results” with him.

Published in Dawn, November 8th, 2019