Tyrese Addresses Rickey Smiley For Speaking On Brian McKnight‘s Children

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Tyrese wasn't happy with Rickey Smiley.

Tyrese called out Rickey Smiley on Instagram, on Monday, for speaking on Brian McKnight‘s children and their relationship with the iconic singer. After McKnight went viral for saying one of his children was “born out of evil," Smiley posted a message on social media attempting to reach out in support of the kids. Tyrese says it's “unfair” for Smiley to weigh in on the family's “specific dynamic.”

In the caption, Tyrese wrote: “He uploaded the video chiming in to the ongoing issue with Brian McKnight and his family. I’m not addressing Brian or his wife, that’s not my business. I’m just responding to a comment that Ricky Smiley made… Ricky Smiley… It’s gloves off let’s have a grown conversation about these dynamics…” In the video, he added: "There have been specific things done over the years that are nobody’s business that has contributed to where they are... Man, kids out here be saying some f****d up s**t, bruh… Kids out here be going above and beyond to cross you. I do not what that man… or his kids.. or anything about anything.” He concluded: “What I am talking about is I feel like it is not fair to act as if relationships between men and their children… can’t fall apart."

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Smiley captioned his post: “I want the adult children of #BrianMcKnight who’ve been #disowned to know they have a lot of support out here, you are not thrown away.” Despite Tyrese being unhappy with the comments, Brian McKnight Jr. responded to the post positively. “I really appreciate this man! All we can do is pray for that man now,” he wrote back to Smiley.

Tyrese Speaks Out On Brian McKnight Drama

Check out Tyrese's comments on the situation above as caught by The Shade Room. Be on the lookout for further updates on Tyrese and the McKnight family on HotNewHipHop.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.