Singer Zonnique Pullins gave an update in a new interview on Tuesday, Oct. 6, about her stepdad T.I.‘s relationship with his 19-year-old daughter Deyjah Harris following the controversial remarks he made on a podcast last November about going to her gynecologist appointments to check the status of her virginity.
Zonnique, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend rapper Bandhunta Izzy, said in the interview with “Entertainment Tonight” at the 5:31 mark that the whole ordeal helped the rapper learn to handle certain situations with care, especially when it comes to his daughters.
“That was definitely a big moment for everyone. He’s definitely just been learning with the girls on how to handle certain things and how to go about certain things when it comes to us. I feel like it’s a lot of stuff he didn’t realize when it comes to a young girl’s feelings. So I feel like now he’s a little bit more careful. He just goes about everything a little bit differently now, definitely. … He’s more sensitive with everything.”
The 24-year-old also told “ET” at the 6:03 mark that their relationship post-controversy has gotten a lot better. “They have learned each other a lot more since then. …Their relationship has gotten better and they’ve both grown. … He’s not overbearing in certain situations. … He’s changed when it comes to Deyjah, their relationship is in a really good place, actually. It took a minute for them to get to this place, but I feel like they’re just doing really good.”
Back in June, during an episode of “T.I. & Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle,” Deyjah revealed in a confessional how she felt regarding her father’s comments about her yearly doctor visits. “Things are completely uncomfortable for me right now. We’re all together in this house, so I have to see my dad and be around him. And we’re in a foreign country [a family vacation in Mexico], so it’s not like I can leave and get away.” The “Whatever You Like” rapper has since apologized for his actions.
As for Zonnique, in between her co-host duties on “The Mix” — a Fox Soul television show which is executive produced by her mom Tameka “Tiny” Harris — she says she is focusing on welcoming her new bundle of joy, while both her mom Tiny and stepdad T.I. are settling into their new roles as prospective grandparents.
“My mom has definitely been settling into becoming a grandma for a while now,” she said. “My pops, I feel like he’s just now kind of settling into it the last couple months. Like, when he sees me, he’s like, ‘Oh, let’s see, you’re getting bigger.'”