Tyrese pleads with Black women to support his wife because he has bills

Photo source: Instagram – @Tyrese

Singer and actor Tyrese is at it again.

After telling his fans that friends Will and Jada Pinkett Smith gave him $5M to, in part, stay off social media (which the Hollywood power couple denies) he has hopped from Instagram to Facebook to orchestrate another campaign plea, this time in support of his wife — so that he can stay married.

Tyrese used FB to post a video and a message asking “women of God” to help his wife out.

Powerful women of God, cause you guys seem to show UP for each other this is your moment,” he wrote.

He continued, “I’ve always showed up for you. Your events your moments I️ am simply asking that you show up for my wife ….

So that I can stay married… my WIFE, who is now pregnant, is the new President of The Love Circle Foundation could really use some help…. You see this? Oprah, Elaine Wynn, Bill and Melinda Gates? Love angel Jada-Pinkett Smith Or maybe Priscilla Zuckerberg? Just asking…” he wrote, linking to the Love Circle Foundation (lovecirclefoundation.org). 

I really wanna stay married… I REPEAT… I DO,” he added.

The multi-dimensional post contains several other links to projects like Tyrese’s Black Rose album and his book, How to Get Out of Your Own Way as well as a plug for VoltronTravel.com, which Tyrese explained was “teaming up with Tom Joyner and UNCF to HELP put our our babies through college. It’s my lack of education that had me damn near go CRAZY over this custody case…. You listening? My lack’ of education.”

This is the latest in a long line of social media posts from the singer and star of Fast and Furious franchise, and the latest after breaking down on the internet over the tumultuous custody battle against his ex-wife, Norma Gibson. Tyrese said the prolonged legal battle to keep his daughter, Shayla, in his life has left him broke.

Some speculate this is a new tactic at making some money.

His post is also accompanied by a video in which his carpenter details his own similar custody fight. The man’s face and voice are distorted to maintain his anonymity.

Later in the video, Tyrese breaks down in tears before heading out for another day of court. Tyrese donned Chuck Taylor sneakers as a “silent protest” in honor of “all of the men in all of the ghettos around the world who didn’t have the money to have better representation for their case and accusations.”


Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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