It’s been a while since we’ve had a juicy story about singer and actor Tyrese Gibson, and we could have been forgiven for thinking he was taking a bit of time off from being social media’s most valuable spectacle.
We don’t have to think too far back to recall his jealousy-driven fued with fellow Fast & Furious franchise star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, after Johnson accepted a deal to star in a spin-off movie centred around his character in the franchise, Hobbs.
Then there was the emotional Instagram live stream in which Tyrese was seen to be breaking down over the on going battle with his ex-wife Norma for the custody of his daughter Shayla. In the video, Tyrese can be seen shouting “Don’t take my baby. I’m a $13,000 dollars a month, what more do you want from me,” through floods of tears.
We didn’t have to wait long for the memes.
Then came the outlandish claims that Will and Jada Smith gave him an astonishing $5 million dollars to help pay for his lawyer fees. These claims were quickly refuted by sources close to the Smith camp.
It’s fair to say the world didn’t know what the Hell was going on with Tyrese during this period, but lately he’s managed to stay out off of Instagram’s popular page and Twitter’s trending topics.
However, according to popular gossip site TMZ, Tyrese is being sued by American Express for an unpaid balance of $61,017.35.
A reasonable assumption would be that Tyrese could afford to pay off such a lowly balance considering he’s being singing and acting for most of our lives. However, he is alleged to have an insatiable taste for the high life and very bad spending habits.
Let’s hope Ty gets this one sorted out quickly, as I expect the Instagram meme lords are sitting wide-eyed with eager fingers.