Tyrese has responded to his ex-wife’s recent admissions about their messy separation, shutting down her claims of being misled and talked into making the wrong decision.
During an interview with Hardly Initiated last week, Samantha Lee went into detail about her very public divorce from Tyrese and even expressed regret over how things played out.
“I was not in any position to make that decision,” she said about going through with the split. “I was extremely emotionally intoxicated. We can be intoxicated with our emotions and I’m one — I’m very much emotionally led.”
She added: “I would never tell somebody to make that decision when they’re that emotional, but ‘course, I wasn’t talking to someone that genuinely would be for marriage or for reconciliation.”
On Monday (October 23), her ex-husband took to Instagram Live after catching wind of the aforementioned comments and made it clear that he does not believe any of what she said about their marriage.
“We both were divorcee kids, grew up in toxic environments, torn in between our old family, new family, step father, step mother,” he said. “That’s a life that we both lived, and you packed up a 1-year-old, put a covid mask on top of the Ring cameras and I was literally on an airplane on my way home to fight for my marriage and my family. You’re heartless.
“None of your friends recognize you — this is all about money. If you had friends in your ear, you’re lying, you’re gaslighting, you’re playing. The only person that was in your ear was your mama. Her name is Patricia Randolph. You did not have people in your ear.”
He later added: “If you had people in your ear at the time, they must be still in your ear because you still trying to get $20,000 a month for a 5-year-old. You make $160,000 a year on your own.”
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) October 24, 2023
Tyrese and Lee split in 2020, following which the singer was ordered to pay her $20,000 per month in child support to help raise their daughter. The large sum caused many to believe that she only married him because he’s rich, with the singer himself saying that he also thinks she had an ulterior motive.
In early September, she took to her Instagram Live to deny these claims, saying: “People know I make us a good amount of money. Why would I do that for money? No. I love this person, and there were just certain things that just didn’t work out.”
Resharing the clip in a since-deleted Instagram post, Tyrese wrote: “I have NO CLUE who this person is…… #Gaslighting is the most vile form of manipulation she’s out trying to sell people on shit that nobody is sold on.”
He proceeded to narrow down exactly what he thought of her, calling her a “Gold digger, Gaslighter, narcissist, manipulator.”
He then added: “For a woman who doesn’t want money from me, you’ve already hired THREE different LAW FIRMS, trying to crack the prenuptial agreement, you drug this divorce trial out into almost 3 years and now you’re requesting a new trial with a jury.”