AceShowbiz - Tyrese Gibson broke down in tears in an emotional video he posted on Facebook on Wednesday, November 1. Amid his contentious custody battle over his only child, 10-year-old Shayla, the 38-year-old actor was seen in the nearly-7-minute video sobbing while pleading his ex-wife Norma not to "take my baby."
"Don't take my baby. This is all I got. Don't take my baby, okay?" so Tyrese said in the video as tears started rolling down his cheeks. "I've been away from my baby for two months," he continued, adding that he "just want my baby and no one's listening cause no one's in the courtroom."
The "Fast and Furious" actor continued to cry and pace around the room before he started talking directly to Norma again. "I'm at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?" he said loudly as he started crying again. "I don't hate you Norma. I don't know why you hate me, but I don't hate you. But you just can't wake up on September 11th and accuse me of something I didn't do!"
Hours later, Tyrese took to his Instagram account to assure fans that he's doing okay. In another video he shared, the Roman Pearce depicter said, "Contrary to what some of y'all may believe, I'm actually okay." He continued, "And I'm not putting this up to calm people down. If people are having conversations about what's going on in my personal life... my private life has always been private."
"Do your research," he added. "Anybody who's ever been in my life will tell you, 'I've never seen him cry that way, I've never seen him have a meltdown.' "
"I'm not a singer, I'm not an actor, I'm not a producer, I'm not a writer, I'm not a celebrity," he continued. "I'm a father. Okay? I'm a father, it's a universal thing." He added, "So please, ladies, I love y'all. Our angels wouldn't be here if it wasn't for y'all. But this is not about men vs. women. This is men vs. liars."
Tyrese then showed a pair of Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes and a box of Cohiba cigars, saying, "So, this is my silent protest. Because when you in the hood, you go from Chucks and when you become successful as a black man, you start using the real s**t, the Cohibas."
Ladies are our Queens of the Earth..... This is not about Men vs Women.... This is about Men and FATHERS vs LIARS I️ love you...... But like you who always show UP and stand UP for each-other I’m just trying to be a Voice for the unspoken...... The silent protest...... For fully committed and evolved father...... Rather Black, Latino, Asian, Native American, Italian, Dominican or Puerto etc....... rather you have 2 dollars to your name, millionaire, lawyer or the president in the end we all have one thing in common..... None of us as fathers or grandfathers wanna go home and NOT see or have “access” to our angels..... boys make babies real MEN and FATHERS will do whatever it takes to RAISE our angels.................... I️ know I️ know.... this all looks a way..... Just know this.. God is really really UP to something and I️ have already accepted what God has told me to do..............
In court documents, Norma accused Tyrese of abusing their daughter on August 19, alleging that the actor "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."
Norma, who was married to Tyrese from 2007 to 2009, alleged her ex-husband hit their daughter "between 12 and 16 times." The child allegedly later told her mother that she couldn't sit down due to pain as saying, "Mum, Dad beat me so hard that it hurts when I sit down."