Tyrese and Will Smith
11.7.2017

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Give $5 Million to Tyrese Amid Custody Battle

In the wake of a child abuse case, in which charges were dropped, Tyrese claims that Jada Pinkett and Will Smith gave him $5 million to stay “afloat.”

Taking to Instagram, Tyrese announced the news to his 9 million followers. “Our family and our sister Jada-Pinkett Smith and my brother Will Smith just sent us 5 million dollars to help keep us afloat,” he wrote. “You’ve guys asked me to get off and stay off the Internet now that my daughters legal fees will be paid ! will listen….. The Smiths’s and their whole family has always shown up for The Gibson’s Uncle Will you’re an uncle for real.”

Gibson, who’s remained active on social media, recently celebrated a phone call he had with Pinkett Smith. “Sometimes you just need 1 phone call,” he wrote. “Just know that God is the greatest…… They don’t want any love….. They told me to go easy…. just know that it’s just good to know there’s still some really nice sincere people out here…… Jada-Pinkett-Smith and my hero WILL SMITH….. Not only does your heart beat for Shayla…… it beats for the world……. We love and appreciate you more thank you could ever know.”

The Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services launched its investigation into Gibson after his ex-wife Norma Mitchell Gibson accused him of striking their 10-year-old daughter Shayla “so hard that she was unable to sit,” according to Page Six. The investigation was reportedly dropped last week.

Gibson is working on his rap album Identity Theft, which reportedly features Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, Busta Rhymes, and YG.