By Victor Ochieng
Just recently, Tyrese claimed that he had achieved victory in court after going through a grueling child abuse case. That was something worth celebrating, but it appears the musician couldn't just do so quietly at home. Instead, he took to social media to say he had been in touch with the Smith's during the case. He shared a picture of himself holding his phone to prove he was in a phone conversation with celebrated Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.
“Sometimes you just need 1 phone call,” wrote Tyrese. “Just know that God is the greatest…… They don’t want any love….. They told me to go easy…. just know that it’s just good to know there’s still some really nice sincere people out here…… Jada-Pinkett-Smith and my hero WILL SMITH.”
In a follow up post, the 38-year-old Hollywood star said the Smith's paid him $5 million to help him take care of his legal fees and to completely keep off social media, the part he's clearly not obeying.
“My wife kept the news away from me cause I’ve been on with lawyers all day but our family and our sister Jada-Pinkett Smith and my brother Will Smith just sent us 5 million to help keep us afloat,” said Tyrese. “You’ve guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughters legal fees will be paid.”
What should happen in such a case, really? If Tyrese has admitted that he received the money so he could stay away from social media, can't he see it's wrong to be telling the world about it using the same platforms? Why not do a bulk SMS? Oh, the other option here is to send the Smith's their money back because he clearly can't agree to the social media aspect of the deal.
Tyrese had a lot more to share on social media, including saying that three weeks before the case collapsed, he was already aware of the eventuality.
Child services launched an investigation into a case in which Norma, who was married to the actor between 2007 and 2009, claimed that Tyrese abused their daughter on August 19, saying in her court papers that he “pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other.”
That’s now behind Tyrese and he’s thanked his wife for her support during the case.