Johannesburg - For Tyrese Gibson, when days are dark, friends deposit $5 million (R70 million) into his bank account.
The Fast and Furious star recently claimed in an Instagram post that Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, gave him the huge amount to pay his legal fees in his nasty custody battle with his ex-wife, Norma Gibson.
Norma recently got a restraining order against the singer/actor for allegedly abusing their 10-year-old daughter, Shayla.
According to PEOPLE, Norma accused Tyrese of abusing Shayla and hitting her “between 12 and 16 times”, which lead to Shayla allegedly later telling her mother she couldn’t sit down due to pain.
“Mom, Dad beat me so hard that it hurts when I sit down,” the little girl allegedly told Norma.
The 38-year-old rapper recently suffered a social media breakdown after he posted a video on his Facebook page.
Wearing a “Shayla Rocks” hoodie in the vid, Tyrese sobbed as he pleaded with his ex-wife to not take their daughter away from him. “Don’t take my baby. This is all I got. Don’t take my baby, okay?” he sobs.
“I’ve been away from my baby for two months. I just want my baby and no one’s listening because no one’s in the courtroom.”
He also added that none of his “rich friends” were there for him through his ordeal. This clearly prompted Will and Jada to step in and help their friend out.
In an Instagram post, Tyrese thanked the power pair and claimed they gave him the money under one condition: stay off social media and get his daughter back.
“Sometimes you just need 1 phone call,” he wrote on his Instagram page. “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…”.. Not only does your heart beat for Shayla…… it beats for the world……. We love and appreciate you more thank you could ever know…”