There's no way good way to start this story, so I'll just dive right in. In a now-deleted episode, rapper T.I. spoke with Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham on their Ladies Like Us podcast, and oh boy, he horrified the internet when he discussed his daughter's hymen. T.I. explained how he escorts his 18-year-old daughter to her annual gynecologist exams, just to find out from her physician if her hymen is still intact — i.e., that she's still a virgin. Yes, he went there, and now everyone is grossed out by and furious at his comments.
Naturally, the backlash was swift and severe, with many pointing out that this is a form of emotional abuse. It has its roots in the purity myth, sure, but it's deeply controlling behavior that should be unacceptable to us all.