Tyrese: She Ain’t Black Enough?!
By: Janel Lowe
Recently, Sweet Lady singer, Tyrese dropped some video footage of his secret wedding that took place on Valentine’s Day. You’d think the comments on his Instagram page would be of great admiration, praise and congratulatory love, but that definitely was not the case. Fans, specifically, black women, were not here for him and his new wife.
When the story first broke, many thought Tyrese pulled a Kanye West and found himself a white girl. Tyrese quickly came to his wife’s defense by hashtaging #BlackQueen under his video. This seemed to only incite more hate in his comments. One Instagrammer commented, “Black Queen? Did you mean black haired? Cause there’s nothing black about her.” Another used commented, “She ain’t black, but congratulations.”
Tyrese eventually deleted the video but that didn’t stop people from talking. TMZ later served us some tea that Tyrese confirmed. TMZ reports, “a source close the couple tells us the missus’ name is Samantha Lee – – a New Jersey native who got a Master’s degree in social work at the University of Georgia. We’re told she’s put her education to work on serious issues – – for many years fighting sex and human trafficking and counseling for inmates. She’s also handled cases for the Division of Family and Children Services in GA. She’s accomplished and well-paid — we’re told Samantha lives comfortably on a hefty salary. Sources close to the couple — who secretly tied the knot on Valentine’s Day — say they met after Tyrese posted an open letter in 2015 to his “wife of the future.” Samantha filled that slot after they met through mutual friends.”
So to the haters that say Mrs. Gibson isn’t black, her heritage is Ecuadorian, Jamaican … and African-American.
So why y’all really mad? Is there such a thing as not being “black enough?” Comment what you think below.