Tyrese Calls Ex-Wife a 'Manipulator,' Slams Her $20,000 a Month Child Support Request: 'It Was Just a Transaction'

Tyrese and his ex-wife Samantha Lee's divorce settlement has been dragging on since September 2020.

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Tyrese blasted his ex-wife, Samantha Lee in a long Instagram post on Tuesday.

The singer and actor said Lee has been “gaslighting” him, and called her a “narcissist” and “manipulator,” who's “demanding $20,000 a month” in child support for their daughter.

“I have NO CLUE who this person is,” he captioned, alongside a clip of Lee speaking into the camera. “#Gaslighting is the most vile form of manipulation, she’s out trying to sell people on shit that nobody is sold on.”

He then claimed that Lee “hates that our business is out on the ‘media sites’” but that a friend of hers told Tyrese that she’s “enjoying all of this attention.” He also wrote that she took their baby on her own and “lied in court documents that leaked to the press and media.”

Tyresee continued, “For a woman who doesn’t want money from me, you’ve already hired three different law firms, trying to crack the prenuptial agreement, you drug this divorce trial out into almost three years and now you’re requesting a new trial with a jury.”

“It was never love. It was just a transaction,” he wrote. “I went into that marriage with my heart you came into it with your hand.”

In late August, Tyrese released the new single, “Love Transaction,” where he slams Lee for allegedly using their child for $20,000 in monthly child support.

“Dragging me in and out of court / Trying to take all that I’ve been working for / Can you justify what you say the baby needs? / Don’t I make sure she has everything? / 20,000 isn’t child support / We both know just who that money’s for,” he sings on the track.

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