Lil Yachty Defends T.I.'s Right to Parent Amid Virginity Check Backlash (Exclusive)
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"It's his child. That's his daughter, he loves and has taken care of her."

He may be barely older than T.I.'s daughter himself -- but Lil Yachty still sides with the dad.

The 22-year-old weighed in on the rapper's controversial comments last week, in which he admitted taking his 18-year-old daughter to the gynecologist once a year to check if her hymen was still intact.

"I just feel like when it come to someone's children on such a personal matter, no one can honestly tell somebody how to raise their children, or how to take care of them or how to look after them," he said. "That's that man's child!"

The young rapper was quick to admit he was not a parent himself, and had no idea what it was like to look after offspring.

"I'm not saying it's right or wrong — but it's his child. That's his daughter, he loves and has taken care of her," he said.

Yachty, whose real name is Miles Parks McCollum, said Tip was a very smart man who would not be where he was today if he didn't know what he was talking about.

When asked if he would want his future daughter doing all the same things he does, Lil Boat was pensive in his reply.

"I definitely would try and train her from a young age right from wrong, and just to be smart," he said.

"I can't make every decision for you, but I'm definitely gonna put strong input on your life and try to guide you through darkness, so that when I'm not around you make the smart decisions."

TI caused a storm of controversy last week when asked if he has had the sex talk with his daughter Deyjah — and he gave a very detailed reply.

Speaking to Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham on their podcast "Ladies Like Us", he revealed: "Deyjah's 18, just graduated high school now and she's attending her first year of college, figuring it out for herself. And yes, not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen."

"This is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate," he said, matter-of-factly. "Usually like the day after the party she's enjoying her gifts. I put a sticky note on the door: 'Gyno. Tomorrow. 9:30.'"

He said he even insists on being in the office to hear the results from the doctor in front of his daughter, telling her to sign a waiver so he can.

He immediately came under heavy fire on Twitter — but there was a small section that backed him.

Nazanin Mandi and Nadia Moham have since apologized for laughing during the podcast and have deleted the episode.

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