Tyrese Takes His Custody Drama to Twitter and Instagram

August 28, 2013  |  

Breaking up is hard to do–especially when there’s a child in the picture. But it’s all about being the bigger person, and in this case, Tyrese isn’t really doing that.

The singer divorced Norma Mitchell Gibson after just 10 months of marriage in 2009, but the fight for custody over their daughter Shayla continues. Yesterday, he asked his followers who are “real men and fathers” to “pray a hard prayer for me this morning from wherever you are. This morning is gonna be a rough one.” It’s a thinly veiled allusion to the fact that he was on his way to court, probably to discuss the more $6,000 a month he allegedly pays to his ex-wife in child support.

Later, he posted a message on his Instagram account that claimed “the state of California makes you a victim of your own success”. “I won’t give up on my daughter and I won’t walk away,” he message continued. He signed it Shayla’s Dad. Tyrese’s Instagram followers also got a preview from his upcoming book which really doesn’t make any bones about what he’s referring to: “Deadbeat mothers are out here, too, they’re just not as popular.”

We get it. You’re not getting along with your daughter’s mother. You’re frustrated that she’s not holding up her end of the bargain; it’s hard to co-parent with a difficult person. Plenty of parents, both mothers and fathers, go through this. And any man that wants to be an active part of his child’s life is a good one. But this is a terrible example to be setting for your little one, dad. It’s passive-aggressive and it puts not just your business but your family’s business out there. But then again, this isn’t the first time Tyrese has gotten out of order on social media.

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