The Real co-host Jeannie Mai has said that she supports rapper T.I.’s decision to have his daughter’s hymen checked out by a gynecologist.
“I support what T.I. Is doing because I understand how hard it must be to communicate with an opposite gendered daughter, especially in this time,” Jeannie said on the show. “Especially what he must have seen and known, you know? Of what boys are like. And for me, I was a very wild girl, I didn’t like rules, I rebelled a lot.”
Jeannie went on to share details about her strict parents, revealing that her father never sat down with her and had an open conversation about sex.
Jeannie thinks that T.I.’s actions show a lack of trust in his daughter.
She added, “Clearly [T.I.] is super concerned about today’s world and everything, [so] I would just say, ‘What is it that you are concerned about when it comes to the breaking of the hymen or the fact that she’s having sex? Is it the STDs?’ Is it that she doesn’t understand what love is? Does he need to know the boys are? Why doesn’t he trust her? Whatever it is, he needs to speak it with her.”