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Let me start this post off by saying that there will always be a sweet spot in my heart for Tyrese. Ever since he got on that bus and sang an ode to Coca Cola, he was my first celebrity crush. In fact, my soon to be ex-husband and I made his song “What am I Gonna Do” (along with Usher’s “There Goes My Baby“) our relationship anthems as we drove to the courthouse and got married. I am proud of the fact that Tyrese has maintained his success without compromising himself.
With all that said… let’s get into this reality television blaming that he’s doing.
Now, I’m usually not up in arms about most of Tyrese’s advice. When he mentioned about how women needed to work out more and saying that if you’re fat, you earned it, I thought: “I’m still carrying my baby weight because I’m not working out and I like cheeseburgers.” It was true for me.
So when his latest video of advice popped up, I wanted to check it out for myself to see what he was saying.
Now, I agreed with a good portion of it. In fact, I wrote about how when people feed themselves mentally with too much crazy reality television that, if they’re not careful, they can begin to mimic the behavior thinking that it’s normal to behave in that manner. It was one of my first articles with this site.
But my head stopped nodding abruptly when he started going in on the correlation of reality shows and their effect on married women’s mental capacity.
“What ends up happening is you’re at home and you’re looking at shows like ‘The Housewives’ and all of these different reality TV shows and in your mind, this reality becomes reality,” he expressed. “You find yourself arguing and having issues at your house and in your marriage and in your family that are directly influenced from the sh*t that you’re seeing on TV. You don’t even know it.”
“You, as a woman, you’re sitting there watching TV and you’re witnessing in which women complain and have issues and conflicts in their marriages that are filmed on a reality show. And they’re directly influencing issues and conflicts that are being created in your house.”
Err… what? But he continues:
“That is not your f**ing marriage. Those are not your issues. That is not your situation. You have what you have with your husband. That is your family. Those are your kids. That is your situation that you created. So, the fact that you’re allowing these outside images and reality TV shows and blogs and websites and all of this negative stuff that is being constantly fed on all social media [and] all over television everywhere to influence how you feel about your husband, your own family, or your wife is wrong,” he reasoned. “I believe it is a direct orchestration of the devil’s work. That’s how I feel. That’s my opinion.”
“Think of how many arguments were sparked and created from some sh*t you seen on TV,” he continued.
*Sigh* Okay, let’s do this:
First, I’m not going to make him try to qualify his opinions. That’s how he feels and he has a right to that. However, here’s how I feel:
That’s utter bullsh*t. That was just insulting, for the simple fact that he is putting all of the blame on women and our weak minds that for some reason can’t decipher between entertainment and our own marriages/relationships. Us women are too fragile to watch the power hungry argumentative women that we decide to attack our husbands how they attack their mates. Please note the extreme sarcasm in that sentence.
This entire situation just illuminates the way society sees women. Hundreds of years ago we were sheltered because we were the “fairer sex.” Men wanted to shield us from the rough reality, because they didn’t think we could handle it. Now that we’re Rosie-the-Riveter-ing it up, our mental faculties are still being questioned.
If you think that women are so impressionable, what about the men? What about the men who see their favorite rap stars blow racks on racks in strip clubs and are mimicking them? Do you blame them? What about the men who sing along to songs that glorify adultery and the need for men to have sidechicks? They’re not the problem, right? Oh, what about the men who glorify the pimp culture? The culture that emphasizes that women are property and need to be controlled (sometimes through brute force) if they step out of hand. These men are just having perfect marriages… until their wives start watching reality television, that is.
On this two way road of life that both genders are travelling on, why is it decided that women are the only ones in need of direction?
At the end, it just puts all the blame on women, and pacifies the role the men play in a marriage ending.
But let me close out by saying this:
As a woman who is currently paying for her divorce, there was no outside force that tore my marriage apart. It was both of us in our union that contributed to the demise of our marriage. In fact, sometimes it boggles my mind to know that after only paying about $30 to get married, it’s costing me significantly more than that to get my life back on track. The courts make it difficult to end a marriage. You have to work to get your freedom back. So if a woman is divorcing her husband, please believe that there was more than the outside influence of a reality show to drive her to enter into the soul-crushing process that is divorce.
But, we can agree to disagree.
Kendra Koger loved that Coca Cola commercial, but loves Dr. Pepper and twitter @kkoger.
Last week, Porsha Williams made headlines for some comments she made during an old sermon that resurfaced on the Internet.
“So don’t let the devil tell you, you ain’t worthy of God’s blessings. He wants to use you no matter what. That’s why we Christians supposed to be telling the hooker on the street, the drug dealer, the person in the hospital who’s trying to commit suicide, the gays the lesbians. We’re supposed to be trying to save them and tell them ‘You are worthy!’ God can use you. God can use me,” Porsha said in the sermon.
During a recent interview with Big Tigger, Porsha made another attempt to clarify her statement and discussed the backlash she received once the video resurfaced. According to Porsha, people distorted her words.
“The way that they showed the footage, it was literally a 45-minute speech, they showed maybe 15 seconds,” the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star explained. “I was speaking to the congregation and what I was saying was, I know that God loves everybody and at the end of the day if we’re Christians, we shouldn’t only go out and minister to who we want to minister to. We have to tell everybody that God loves them.”
The “Flatline” singer went on to explain that she was not speaking from a place of judgement.
“It was a speech about salvation,” she continued. “It was really spun the wrong way and it hurt me, I was really hurt over two days over that situation. I have a lot of friends who live their lives and I don’t judge anybody, we are not to judge anybody at the end of the day and that was just press that was media that was switching the situation and that was evil to me.”
Switching gears, the reality star also discussed her new beau, who she promises to reveal to the public if she’s brought back for RHoA season seven.
“I really haven’t said yet who I’m dating. He is someone special. I’m not ready to say yet. I’ve been there before and put my relationship out there. If I’m signed again with Housewives, then of course, I’ll share the situation. But until then, you’ll just have to wait and see. I can tell you this, I’m loved and it’s a great feeling.”
As for Tyrese’s recent rant that shows like RHoA are ruining happy relationships, Porsha says:
“And then he tried to holla. Next. Child please, sit down.”
Watch Porsha’s interview below.
What’s better than a musical powerhouse taking the stage before thousands of screaming fans? Two musical powerhouses taking the stage before thousands of screaming fans. It is all too rare an occurrence that singers join forces for an epic concert experience for the fans that adore them. But the union of Mr. and Mrs. Carter “On the Run” together has given us renewed hope that there are years of superstar-duo tours in our future. Here are the musical duets we would love to see.
Tyrese has one of the sexiest voices in R&B, but his presence on social media often makes me roll my eyes. From his often misspelled words of wisdom to his unsolicited relationship advice, there have been several times where I’ve said, “Bye Tyrese.” But not this time. Tyrese has completely stolen my heart with this one. His daughter is obviously the most important thing in his life and showing her that she’s beautiful, special and no one’s opinion of her matters, has got to be the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen on the internet.
If more fathers took to the time out to talk to their young daughters in this way, we would see less cases like this one–where a father publicly beat his daughter after she was “missing” for three days. Daddies, take notes.
Tyrese Gibson shared a video of himself with his adorable 6-year-old daughter, Shayla Gibson and it’s honestly one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. In the video, Tyrese is giving his daughter lessons on how to say her name and several tactics to increase her confidence and know her worth. With statements like, “The only person who can stand in my way…is me. And me standing in my way is not an option.”
See the video of Tyrese and his daughter on HelloBeautiful.com
Last night Pharrell’s new album “Girl” streamed on iTunes radio, much to fans’ delight. By morning, though, any excitement for the producer’s new project was dimmed by concerns over his album cover and its lack of color — and by color we mean Black women. No matter how you feel about this particular situation, Pharrell is far from the first Black man to be called out on this issue. Check out this list of artists who offended plenty of fans by not featuring black women in their videos.
It’s always something with TGT. Despite, being nominated for a Grammy for their Three Kings album, there always seems to be something or someone–looking at you Ginuwine– falling through the cracks.
Yesterday, TGT was supposed to perform on the Arsenio Hall Show. But they never made it and left Arsenio scrambling to fill the time he had allotted for them. The group had been invited back after they went over so well with the crowd on Wednesday night. Man. We don’t have to tell you this is unprofessional as an artist and just inconsiderate as a person.
Tyrese felt terribly about it and he issued an apology on Twitter.
TGT is not on the show tonight and it’s completely on someone in our camp who f**ked it up. It’s expected of A-Hall to publicly speak on it!
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
I’ve been sick to my stomach all day cause it was ME who asked him to let us come back on for the fans! Arsenio Hall bro we feel like shit
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
It’s gonna take years to recover from this but I will earn your trust again cause I know you are committed to your viewers we will fix this
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
TGT fans responded with mixed reactions. One woman said she flew from Seattle to be in the #LadiesOnly audience in Las Vegas and said she was very disappointed. And others offered words of encouragement saying everyone makes mistakes and commended Tyrese for apologizing when other artists wouldn’t have.
Another fan wrote that Arsenio commented that the studio never smelled so good with 200 women waiting for the group.
He also retweeted Tyrese’s apology, thanked the comedians who came through for him in the midnight hour and the audience full of disappointed women.
@ArsenioHall were going to fix this…. Someone in OUR camp messed this up completely and we will fix this… God bless you.. Again sorry!
— Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) February 20, 2014
My thanks to my audience of classy, understanding, beautiful, loving, laughing women who I spent Wednesday evening with at stage 6.
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) February 20, 2014
Arsenio’s being very classy about this. And hopefully he’ll allow TGT to make it up to him. Do you think he should give them a another chance to appear on the show?
Valentine’s Day is here and that means boxes of chocolate, teddy bears, dates and lovemaking. But it takes more than a special day for lovers to set that mood. And that’s when your favorite love songs and baby-making music come into play. And MadameNoire has the list of smooth R&B crooners, and their best slow jams and ballads ladies (and gents too) love to listen to while getting it on. Some of these male vocalists have the looks and some honestly just have the voices, but either way, women love them.
According to TMZ, actor/singer Tyrese had a heated confrontation with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, over their child, Shayla. If you weren’t aware, the two were married from 2007 to 2009. Tyrese went to Norma’s home in North Hollywood last night to pick up the 6-year-old, however, Norma didn’t want to hand Shayla over to him because she claimed that the child was under the weather. It’s not 100 percent clear if she let him know this before he came to get the little one and he just decided he wanted to pick her up sick or not, but according to TMZ, Norma called police to help her keep the child at home while he was on the way:
Norma called police because she felt the custody order did not require her to turn the kid over and she needed cops to look at the document. LAPD officers arrived and Tyrese showed up as well.
There was obviously a major disagreement between Tyrese and Norma when he arrived, but cops talked to him, explained why he couldn’t take Shayla that evening, and he left without the 6-year-old, without making a huge scene. Though the former couple argued, no police report was filed, and there was no violation of noise ordinances, like a disturbance of the peace. However, sources claim that Tyrese wants to take Norma to court and have her held in contempt for what he feels was a violation of their custody agreement. He doesn’t think that Shayla was sick, but that Norma was being spiteful.
The two have been at odds for quite some time, with Norma claiming at the beginning of this month that he would rather party than be with his daughter. She made this accusation after he went to Dubai with Will Smith and Maxwell after shooting for the Fast and Furious was postponed following Paul Walker’s death. She thought that time could have been spent with Shayla, saying in court documents that he was “gallivanting throughout Dubai … staying in expensive hotels … partying on yachts, sky-diving with other movie stars, driving expensive cars, and making special appearances in night clubs” instead of taking care of his responsibilities. He denied this and said he was looking for hosting and work opportunities while in Dubai.
Tyrese, who is quite outspoken as we all know, hasn’t taken to his social media to respond or talk about last night’s situation, but hopefully he’ll be reunited with Shayla (without there being drama between him and Norma) very soon.
Tyrese Says Some Women Are Single Because They’re Too Smart, While “Hood Rats” Stay With A Man Because They’re Too Easy
When he’s not acting or singing, Tyrese is doling out relationship advice. He wrote a love and relationships book with Rev Run called Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed. And he’s said quite a few things about relationships, women and their bodies on social media and in interviews that have received a mix response from time to time, but his followers all seem to appreciate his wisdom, so he kept it going last night. Tyrese dropped this on everyone about the reason why so many smart and successful women are single:
That’s right. According to Tyrese, when you’re too smart to put up with bullcrap, and a man can sense that you won’t easily fall for the okie doke, they go for the women who will. Do you agree with him? Or is this advice you could have done without?
Move over Usher and Tameka Raymond, Tyrese’s ex-wife seems like she might be able to give that pair a run for their money in terms of bitter celebrity custody battles.
According to TMZ, Tyrese and his ex, Norma Gibson, are in the middle of a child custody dispute, and as part of her ammunition Norma has filed court documents flat out calling Tyrese a bad dad. Referring to Tyrese’s trip to L.A. to visit the crash site of Paul Walker’s death, Norma says her ex-husband should’ve stuck around to spend time with their 6-year-old daughter while he was in town, especially since “Fast & Furious 7″ was put on hold. Instead, she claims, 35-year-old Tyrese chose to go “”gallivanting throughout Dubai … staying in expensive hotels … partying on yachts, sky-diving with other movie stars, driving expensive cars, and making special appearances in night clubs,” rather than spend time with his child.
Tyrese, of course, is denying all of this, alleging that his ex is using Paul Walker’s death to shame him. Sources close to him also back up his claim, saying Tyrese went to Dubai on business — business that included four gigs he ironically needed in order to earn money to pay child support.
According to TMZ, things may just be heating up between these two as they will be heading to court later this month to try and convince a court-appointed child evaluator each of them is the better parent. We’ll definitely keep you posted on how that goes.
What do you think about all this?