Words by Leslie Monet

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The list of charades associated with Tyrese this year is ever-growing. After warring on social media with “Fast and Furious” cast mate  Dwayne Johnson, outing his “$5 million donors” Jada and Will Smith and regrettably exposing himself in an anxiety driven social media rant, you’d think the “Sweet Lady” ballad singer would be waving a white flag by now.

Most recently, Tyrese’s ex Norma Gibson, petitioned the court to evaluate his mental capacity, during an on-going custody battle for their 10 year old daughter, Shayla Gibson. Her attorney, Aleen Khanjian, built up to this request by referencing the deplorable social media videos which violate a current restraining order. Also, bringing to the court’s attention a foregoing statement by a court-appointed evaluator declaring the singer has a “mental illness.”


In spite of the questionable decisions made in light of Tyrese’s drawbacks, he’s still shown nobility in a promise to pay for a young man’s collegiate experience after he took to Tyrese’s defense in a viral video. The courts have yet to act on the requests from Attorney Khanjian, but Norma seems to be going for the ultimate removal of Tyrese from parenting their daughter in a customary manner.