When is the right time to talk about the birds and the bees? Ask T.I., and he will tell you that every situation is different. The rapper recently sat down with Arsenio Hall to talk about his life as a dad, and revealed that he’s already had the sex talk with his younger sons.


“I had to have that talk with King, probably the earliest that I have had to have that talk with any of my children,” said T.I. “You have to see how socially advanced they are. You pay attention to conversations. You pay attention to the material that they observe. I mean, children are gonna give you some tell-tale signs.”

The tell-tale signs came early for the youngest members of the Harris family and T.I. explained to Hall, “I remember one time Major at a grocery store line when we was at a checkout counter and the lady said, ‘Oh, he’s so cute,’ and she walked off. And he said, ‘She got a big ole’ butt.’ And King, he might’ve been about seven or eight, and he asked me and his mom if it was okay for him to sleepover a friend’s house. And then we found out that friend was an 18-year-old girl.”

In addition to giving his sons the talk, T.I. also shared his thoughts about dating when it comes to his daughters. “I know that we raised some upstanding, respectful and respectable young ladies. So I’m not worried as much for them as I am worried for the young man,” said T.I. to Arsenio. “That’s another rule of mine. If you give a guy as much attention as you give me and he doesn’t work as hard as I do and he doesn’t provide the same type of security as I do, you are cheating me.”

T.I. and wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris parent six children together.

King and Major Harris are pictured above at a Pokemon convention.



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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