T.I. and Deyjah Harris Are in a Better Place, According to Zonnique Pullins
The comments that rapper T.I. made about his daughter, Deyjah Harris, continue to haunt him. One of his other daughters, Zonniuqe Pullins, spoke about the relationship between the two in a recent interview.
T.I. received a lot of backlash for his comments about his daughter, Deyjah Harris
Back In 2019, T.I. got a lot of controversy and stirred intense backlash after he revealed that he goes with 18-year-old Deyjah to her OB-GYN appointments to make sure her “hymen is intact.” He spoke about it on the podcast, Ladies Like Us.
“Not only have we had the conversation. We have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen,” he said during the interview. “Yes, I go with her. Right after the birthday, we celebrate and then usually, like, the day after the party, she’s enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door…‘Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.’”
The comments dominated headlines on blogs and social media for weeks. T.I. and his wife, Tiny Harris, even went on Red Table Talk to discuss the situation and attempt to clarify the remarks.
The statements made by T.I. were part a big storyline on the most recent season of T.I. and Tiny: The Friends and Family Hustle. The series looked at the aftermath of the comments and their impact on the Harris family.
During the season, Deyjah said that she was traumatized by what her father publicly said about her. He explained, “I’m scrolling on Twitter and I see I’ve been tagged in a post. The only word I saw was ‘gynecologist.’ I didn’t even need to read the whole title ’cause I just knew. My heart sank…[I’m] very shocked, hurt, angry, embarrassed.”
Here’s what Zonnique Pullins says about their relationship now
In an Entertainment Tonight interview, Pullins spoke about how the rapper’s relationships with his daughters are evolving. Pullins is currently pregnant with her first child.
“He’s definitely just been learning with the girls on how to handle certain things and how to go about certain things when it comes to us,” said Pullins. “I feel like it’s a lot of stuff he didn’t realize when it comes to a young girl’s feelings. So I feel like now he’s a little bit more careful. He just goes about everything a little bit differently now, definitely. He’s more sensitive with everything.”
Pullins then talked specifically about T.I.’s relationship with Deyjah. “Their relationship has gotten better and they’ve both grown,” she said. “He’s not overbearing in certain situations. He’s changed when it comes to Deyjah. Their relationship is in a really good place, actually. It took a minute for them to get to this place, but I feel like they’re just doing really good.”
Hopefully, T.I. has learned from this situation and understand why what he said was wrong and how to be more careful in circumstances surrounding his daughters.