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Tyrese Gibson assures fans he’s ‘actually OK’ following emotional custody battle video

Tyrese Gibson visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 14, 2017 in Universal City, California.
Tyrese Gibson visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 14, 2017 in Universal City, California. Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

The Fast and the Furious actor Tyrese Gibson told his fans that he’s “actually OK” on Wednesday following the release of a Facebook video that features the actor crying over his ongoing custody battle involving his 10-year-old daughter.

Hours after posting the emotional post on Facebook, Gibson took to Instagram to assure fans that he is fine.

“Contrary to what some of y’all may believe, I’m actually OK,” Gibson says to the camera. “And I’m not putting this up to calm people down. If people are having conversations about what’s going on in my personal life… my private life has always been private. Do your research. Anybody who’s ever been in my life will tell you, ‘I’ve never seen him cry that way, I’ve never seen him have a meltdown.'”

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Ladies are our Queens of the Earth….. This is not about Men vs Women…. This is about Men and FATHERS vs LIARS I️ love you…… But like you who always show UP and stand UP for each-other I’m just trying to be a Voice for the unspoken…… The silent protest…… For fully committed and evolved father…… Rather Black, Latino, Asian, Native American, Italian, Dominican or Puerto etc……. rather you have 2 dollars to your name, millionaire, lawyer or the president in the end we all have one thing in common….. None of us as fathers or grandfathers wanna go home and NOT see or have “access” to our angels….. boys make babies real MEN and FATHERS will do whatever it takes to RAISE our angels……………….. I️ know I️ know…. this all looks a way….. Just know this.. God is really really UP to something and I️ have already accepted what God has told me to do…………..

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He continued: “I’m not a singer, I’m not an actor, I’m not a producer, I’m not a writer, I’m not a celebrity. I’m a father. OK? I’m a father, it’s a universal thing. So please, ladies, I love y’all. Our angels wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for y’all. But this is not about men vs. women. This is men vs. liars.”

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The original Facebook video posted on Wednesday, featured Gibson talking about his ongoing custody battle for his daughter, Shayla, with his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson.

In the video, Gibson was saying that he doesn’t want his daughter taken away from him. “Don’t take my baby, please, don’t take my baby,” Gibson says in the video as he cries. “I’ve been away from my baby for two months. I just want my baby and no one’s listening cause no one’s in the courtroom.” Gibson is wearing a hoodie in the video that reads “Shayla Rocks.”

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Gibson continues to cry and walk around the room before he starts talking directly to Norma in the video.

“I’m at $13,000 a month, what more do you want from me?” Gibson says as he begins to cry again. “I don’t hate you, Norma. I don’t know why you hate me, but I don’t hate you. But you just can’t wake up on September 11th and accuse me of something I didn’t do!”

Norma accused Gibson of abusing their daughter on Aug. 19, alleging that he “pushed our daughter to the ground, pinned her face down, put his knees on her back, grabbed her hands with one arm and beat her with the other.” In court documents, she alleged that Gibson hit their daughter “between 12 and 16 times.”

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Gibson previously said in a statement that Norma’s allegations were “hurtful lies.” Gibson and Norma were married from 2007 to 2009.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Gibson continued his feud with his Fast and the Furious co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Instagram over Fast 9 being delayed one year while Johnson stars in a spin-off film.

In an Instagram post, Gibson criticized Johnson and threatened to drop out of the next Fast and the Furious film if he had to share credits with Johnson.

“I’m sorry to announce that if Dewayne [sic] is in ‘Fast 9’, there will no more Roman Pierce,” he captioned a photo of himself, Johnson and Diesel on Instagram. “You mess with family and my daughters survival I mess with yours. Close your eyes dude you’re a ‘Clown.’”
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