KOBE Bryant’s sudden death has sparked rapper T.I. to reflect on some of his own choices.
The rapper took the opportunity on Tuesday to apologise to his daughter Deyjah, 18, after last year he made the controversial revelation that he sends her for annual “virginity tests”.
Inspired by the death of the basketball legend on Sunday, T.I. publicly asked for forgiveness from the teen and her three-year-old sister Heiress.
Sharing photos of his oldest daughter to social media, T.I., born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr, asked her: “Please forgive me for any and all imperfections that cause misunderstandings between us…. Charge my mind, not my heart.”
The 39-year-old continued: “I love you girls more than my vocabulary will allow me to express. You have grown so much right before my very eyes & blossomed into strong,brilliantly opinionated, independent young women.
“I’m so proud of you both and I love you to no end, more than you’ll ever know.”
And he shared his commitment to raising his daughters, who have different mothers.
“You see Life may throw us curveballs & deal us some pretty bad hands at times. But rest assured, you’ll NEVER find yourself in a place too high or low for me to be there to catch you when you fall.
“I just Can’t let another second go by without letting you know while we’re still here in this life together…. You have ALL MY LOVE FOR ALL MY LIFE…&AFTER‼️”
The Atlanta rapper – born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr, – came under fire last November when he made the highly controversial statement about making Deyjah have yearly virginity tests at the gynaecologist.
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, T.I.’s wife, later clarified that the exam happened when Deyjah was 15 or 16 years old and that T.I never made the appointment himself.
He also explained that his daughter didn’t have any objections to him being with them at the doctor’s office, but that she did have an issue with him admitting that it had happened.
Bryant’s untimely death also seemed to have inspired T.I. to take a look at his marriage, and he shared a loving message to his wife of ten years, Xscape member Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
In the post, he apologized for unspecified “transgressions”.
“I love you Mrs H. @majorgirl imperfections, misunderstandings and all…. we’ve shared most of the happiest moments of our lives together. I know I’ve had my moments, but… despite all my shortcomings & transgressions the fact remains…. You Give me a thousand choices & I’d choose you every time.
“I couldn’t imagine living in a world without you…or leaving you and the kids to have to live without me. I’m determined to make you happy by any means necessary… LIKE IT OR NOT!!!
“To love, cherish, protect, provide, & whatever else it takes… Forever!!!#MrandMrsH”
T.I., who also has sons Messiah, 19, Domani, 18, Clifford, 15, and Major, 11, was deeply moved by the loss of basketball giant Kobe on Sunday morning in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
He posted a flurry of messages mourning the Lakers legend, who was a devoted father to his four daughters – one of which, Gianna, died with him, alongside seven others.
In one post T.I. mused: “Life’s too short man. Love hard on your children & family & live everyday like your last. “Try to remind yourself to treat the people you love like you’ll never see them again. You never know.”
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