Tyrese has been deep in his feelings lately, due to some personal issues with his ex-wife and their custody battle over their daughter. Charges of child abuse against him were dropped, but before that happened, Tyrese posted some emotional videos on Instagram. He also tied the issues to the "Fast and Furious" franchise, lashing out at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for pushing his own Hobbs spinoff and delaying "Fast 9."
Apparently Tyrese really needed that "Fast 9" money, and interpreted The Rock's move as selfish and taking away from his family. He posted that he wouldn't be in "Fast 9" at all if Johnson was still involved. "You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours." He later cropped The Rock out of a photo with Paul Walker, then said he had a heart-to-heart with one of Johnson's associates and swore that was his last post on The Rock.
It seemed like the bottom line was money -- legal fees are expensive. Even though Tyrese has been making money for years in the "Fast" and "Transformers" franchises, he didn't seem to have enough to cover his own bills.
Since he has a lot of rich and famous friends -- even beyond the "Fast" family -- you'd think he could just ask them for help. Turns out, he either did, or one just volunteered on his own, because Tyrese said his friends Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith stepped up to bail him out.
Wouldn't we all love to have friends who'd give us $5 million to "keep us afloat"?
LaineyGossip pointed out the greater irony in Tyrese's post, considering he was asked to step away from the Internet, and said he would, but he's still posting:
"So, Will and Jada gave Tyrese FIVE MILLION dollars to keep his business off social media and to get his life together. Then, the first thing he does is post this information on Instagram. Do the Smiths get their millions back?"
Hopefully Uncle Will's generous gift will keep Tyrese's family afloat until "Fast 9" starts filming for its April 2020 release.
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