Female emcee Rah Digga has entered the Hymengate debate and voiced her support for T.I.’s regulatory practices for his 18-year-old daughter, Deyjah.
The Newark, New Jersey, rapper stepped into the social media debate over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, unashamedly admitting that she also keeps a close eye on her daughter’s virginity and sex life. She offered a fierce rebuttal to an article that stated New York lawmakers are considering pushing legislation to ban “purity exams” in the wake of T.I.’s viral comments around monitoring his daughter’s sexual health and virginity.
“So on top of it being criminal for parents to discipline their children [they’re] trying to make it criminal to monitor their sex lives? FOH!! I STAND WITH @Tip,” Rah tweeted.dragging session didn’t sway Rah’s stance.
“Well I did it and guess what? When I found out she wasn’t anymore did I berate her..No. Did I kick her out of the house..No,” she wrote. “I was able to have a convo where she openly told me what it was. And I emphasized being safe. And life went on...”
Well I did it and guess what? When I found out she wasn't anymore did I berate her..No. Did I kick her out the house..No. I was able to have a convo where she openly told me what it was. And i emphasized being safe. And life went on... https://t.co/1EVpsxLOl8— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) December 1, 2019
Rah added that the surveillance around virginity and sex for male children is not the same, saying that “when you have a son you have one penis to worry about. When you have a daughter you have EVERYBODY penis to worry about.”
When you have a son you have 1 penis to worry about. When you have a daughter you have EVERYBODY penis to worry about. https://t.co/zRT9l654jH— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) December 1, 2019
In the wake of T.I.’s problematic comments on regulating Deyjah’s sexual health, the Atlanta rapper joined his wife, Tiny, on the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk to further explain his intentions.
“I think that in the age or time when our women, Black women, are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet. I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine,” he said.
As Blavity previously reported, the Grand Hustle rapper did acknowledge overstepping a boundary by airing his daughter’s sexual health in a public arena.
“I didn’t get it, I was oblivious to it, however, I am now sensitive to it for [Deyjah],” he confessed.
While T.I. attempted to walk back his stance, saying he made his statement in a joking manner, Rah made it clear she was serious about her duties as a parent.
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