“Nobody said that, in this day and age,” Winfrey said in disbelief to TMZ after being informed of T.I.’s comments. “Well, you know what I say to that… I want to say, ‘Honey child, hush your mouth. You don’t know what you’re talking about.’ That’s what I would say… I don’t buy it, you know, it’s not true. I think people just like to talk.”
While the rapper has since issued an apology for his “unequivocally insensitive and wrong” statement, his wife, Tiny, also added her two cents on the matter. As she was leaving Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, Tiny told TMZ that her husband’s comments were distasteful and that he can “sometimes” come off a bit sexist.
“He just lives in the old ‘man takes care of woman,’ chivalry-type-thing,” she said before later adding. “He might’ve been thinking about me at the time.”
Check out more of Oprah Winfrey’s thoughts in the clip above and Tiny’s comments below.