Clearly staged videos of Tyrese calmly eating presumably delicious ramen while bound and gagged comedian Michael Blackson looked on were apparently convincing enough to get the Los Angeles Police Department involved. 

 

Fuck Michelle Blackson

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The videos, posted on Blackson's account as if Tyrese had commandeered the comedian's phone amid the faux kidnapping, open with a masked Tyrese telling the camera that shit is "real funny" until it gets "serious," which makes a good deal of sense. According to TMZ, the LAPD quickly received a "flurry" of calls from people who were convinced the whole thing was quite real.

 

Fuck Michelle Blackson

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The clips seem to be a response to Blackson's viral Tyrese video from earlier this month, in which he begged to know "What the fuck is going on?" after Tyrese made a slew of headlines amid his since-resolved custody battle. Hilariously, one clip is soundtracked by the Transformers theme song. Another sees Tyrese kicking back with a tied-up Blackson watching He-Man.

 

The slave trade you fuck with my daughter you fuck with me fuck Michelle Blackson

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no worries bro bro you still my #neega you out here talkin wreckless even my dog can smell u full of shit #FuckMichelleBlackson

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When LAPD officers made it to Tyrese's home early Monday, they were assured by security that the clips were merely part of a "well-produced joke." No shit.

 

I got the law on payroll so of course you wasn’t in my house hog tied #FuckMichelleBlackson

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Blackson’s initial mockery of Tyrese focused on the Fast and Furious franchise star's reportedly debunked claims that Will Smith and Jada Pinkett had fronted him $5 million dollars. "You guys asked me to get off and stay off the internet now that my daughter's legal fees will be paid," Tyrese claimed at the time. "I will listen."