Discipline or Abuse: Did Young Jeezy Go Too Far?

January 8, 2014  |  

Yesterday, TMZ reported that Young Jeezy was arrested in Atlanta and charged with battery, false imprisonment, and making terroristic threats against his 17-year-old son. He was released on bail and is now saying his son’s mother blew the whole incident out of proportion. Court documents say the alleged altercation happened in September 2012.

Whether or not mom Tenesha Dykes exaggerated, the details are pretty scary.

According to the charging documents …Jeezy got into a fight with his son in a bathroom and he threw his son into the glass shower door, causing the son to hit his head.  Then Jeezy allegedly punched him in the face, dragged him into the bedroom, threw him on the bed and pummeled him. According to the incident report, Jeezy’s son attempted to escape but the rapper’s bodyguard blocked the stairwell.

Allegedly, Jeezy then told his son, “I will kill you…I will put a bullet in your head.” But an update to the story has Jeezy saying yes, he had a big argument with his Jadarius, but it never got more physical than Jeezy pushing his son to the ground. He insists his gold digging baby mama just wanted to get him arrested.

These are two very different versions of the same incident, but they both got physical. It raises the question, is any of it okay? You could make the argument that even shoving your child crosses a line. But maybe the fact that Jadarius is 17 makes a difference. He’s old enough to know not to disrespect his father and with a build like a man and a nasty attitude, maybe he needed to be treated like the man he thought he was in that moment. Seventeen is too old to be getting spanked and maybe his father felt he was at a point where any kind of grounding or other punishment wouldn’t get him to act right. Still, does it send a bad message that that’s how you’re supposed to handle problems?

How do you feel about getting physical with a teen?

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