While singer Omarion is making big business moves, prepping to reunite with B2K for The Millennium Tour, he’s allegedly not making the right moves as a parent to help take care of his children. This is the story according to his ex, Apryl Jones, the mother of his two kids, Megaa and A’mei Grandberry.
The former Love and Hip Hop Hollywood star took to her Instagram Live earlier this week to say that she plans on getting back to work to provide for her kids because their famous father is allegedly not doing nearly enough to help her.
“He needs to be responsible, and he needs to help me since he’s not helping me financially. Yep. Truth,” she said. “And file for child support? I filed with the DCSS, but y’all don’t even want to know the amount I’m getting ’cause he hid his assets. Let’s be honest about that, too. But I guess that’s what they all do. But I’m not getting ‘nothin. I’m getting nothing. So basically, he’s going to take his kids as he should and y’all will start seeing him more with them…and y’all gonna see me working more. Y’all gonna see me out here busting my a– and hustling for a couple of months. He’ll have them and I’ll see them here and there, but he needs to be fully responsible.”
According to Jones, she’s tried to work while caring for their kids, but Omarion and his family have made it difficult.
“Working two weeks out of the month ain’t gonna work for me,” she said. “And you’re talking about living in California, having the type of lifestyle I had before and then going to the type of lifestyle that I have now. I’m able to provide for my children, but because he’s not helping me, I don’t have a ‘sitter, I don’t have a nanny or any of that. I don’t have any help. His family don’t help me. It’s difficult. And I had them in school, he took them out of school, so it’s like, c’mon man, it’s too much. A person can’t do it by themselves. Either you want me to work or be an at-home mom. So I can’t be an at-home mom and have to work at the same time and provide for my children.”
Jones’s resentment also lies in the fact that Omarion allegedly prioritizes caring for his mother, whom she calls an “issue,” but oddly, has put her in a position where she can’t be near her own family to have support.
“He can take care of his mom, but when your responsibility comes down to you taking care of your family, a family you chose to start with a woman and have children, bro, your family comes first. Meaning, your mom should be telling you to take care of your goddamn kids in the capacity in your family and being responsible, point blank the f–k period. His mom has always been an issue. ALWAYS been an issue. Go back and look on Love and Hip Hop Season 1. Issue!” she said.
“My family is in Chicago. I can’t even get a request to move because he filed a request for me not to be able to leave the state,” Jones added. “I can’t even leave the state! Imagine how that feels. That sh-t don’t feel good.”
Omarion and Jones welcomed son Megaa in 2014 and daughter A’mei in 2016. A few months after A’mei’s birth, the couple called it quits.
“The beautiful and talented mother of my children for whom I hold the highest regard and respect, Apryl Jones, and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” Omarion shared on Instagram back in 2016. “We continue to love and support one another and still share a common goal to remain friends while being great parents to our children.”