Once again, T.I. is getting some backlash for his comments about how he raises his daughter. This follows criticism he received when he said he went to his daughter’s doctor’s appointment to confirm her hymen was intact, which some saw as invasive.
While interviewing rapper 21 Savage for a new episode of his ExpediTIously podcast, the topic of parenting and gender came up again. 21 Savage mused about how he sees his obligations to his daughters differently than his sons, and T.I. ran with it.
"Because sons can’t get pregnant," T.I. said. "You can’t keep her from running into one of them n----s. Me and Lil Duval call it thot prevention hours. Keep your daughter off the pole. You spending time going to daddy-daughter dances and taking her on trips where it’s just you and her, those are thot prevention hours."
"You don’t do that, they’re gonna be somewhere in Magic City tryna figure it out. That is absolutely necessary for any father. If you ain’t putting in your thot prevention hours and your daughter end up a dancer, don’t blame her now.
"You did not set an example. You did not show what the f--k it was that she should be doing versus what she’s doing."
The speech reminded people of the hymen controversy, and also brought up more questions about T.I.'s involvement with his daughter's sex life.
There were some people said T.I.'s words were misconstrued and he was actually just trying to say he thinks it's important to spend time with his daughter, even if it came out a bit strangely.
Others thought that his perspective is influenced by his own relationship with women, which isn't great. That seemed emphasized by his perspective on his son's sexuality. It didn't seem like he has many expectations of them:
In general, the vibe was that no one should be talking this much about their daughter's sexuality, especially on such public platforms:
It is unlikely that Internet criticism will change T.I.'s mind about his parenting if it never has before.