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07th Nov 2019

Podcast hosts apologise for T.I.’s unsettling hymen comments

Olivia Hayes

Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham have apologised for what T.I. said on their show.

This week, rapper T.I. shocked pretty much everybody when he admitted that he goes to the doctor with his 18-year-old college-attending daughter to make sure her hymen is still in place.

It caused outrage online and everyone was quite disturbed by T.I., even celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Iggy Azalea.

The Ladies Like Us podcast hosts, Nasanin and Nadia have now apologised for the comments made, saying that they we’re shocked and taken aback by them.

Taking to Instagram, they wrote:

“To everyone confused, angry and hurt by the recent episode of Ladies Like Us, we want to apologise for our knee jerk reaction to the uncomfortable topic.

“We were completely caught off guard/shocked and looking back, we should have reacted much differently in the moment. The comments that were mad and the reaction that followed are not in any way a reflection of our personal views on the topic. We support and love Women and feel that their bodies are theirs to do as they wish.”

The statement continued: “There was absolutely no ill intent towards any party involved & feel deeply awful about the entire incident. We are not perfect, take full accountability of our lack of action & are continuously learning along the way. We know an apology doesn’t make this go away but we welcome the discussion- that’s what our podcast is about.”


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People we most shocked by T.I.’s doctor’s visit description, where he said the appointment usually happens the day after her birthday.

“So we’ll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk and the doctor’s maintaining a high level of professionalism. He’s like, ‘You know sir, I have to, in order to share information’—I’m like, ‘Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn’t want me to know? See doc? No problem.’

“And so then they come and say, ‘Well I just want you to know that there are other ways besides sex that the hymen can be broken like bike riding, athletics, horseback riding and just other forms of athletic physical activity.’ So I say, ‘Look doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously.'”

Very weird and disturbing stuff.