Tyrese Gibson shares a moment with his daughter, Shayla, during down time. The all-around entertainer holds his little one close as she embraces her father while looking into the camera’s lens.


Gibson has nothing but appreciation for fathers and single mothers who do it all. The singer recently encouraged dads to do more with their kids tweeting, “We as fathers are celebrated around the world… I am more than just a man.. I am Father. A boy is excited about the opportunity to be a dad. A father is more focused on the ‘Responsibility’ of being Father. As Father it is a responsibility to create the standards in our kids’ lives, I am not just semen. I love you, and you love me and in our family we created ‘we’ in our children… I am power, I am intelligence, I am education, I am integrity, I am truly a God fearing spiritual and consistent man of purpose.”

The entertainer added, “As a father aka KING of my household sometimes I have to be away. I am constantly in the field hunting for my family’s survival. I am king therefore you are my queen. President Obama has created a new standard and removed every excuse a black man specifically could ever have of NOT being a more involved father… I am more than I appear to be, I am more than just a man. I….AM…A…FATHER!! Fathers… Even though it seems like your effort is sometimes overlooked, God is watching and he knows your heart. To all of the REAL FATHERS around the world.. Through good, bad or ugly relationships with the mother… If you are NOT there for your kids, it is ONLY the kids that suffer in the end. Take a stand and do any means necessary to be a part of your kids lives. God knows your heart… God bless all FATHERS! of course… Shout to the single mothers too that’s doing it up everyday and playing both roles !!”

Tyrese will star in the upcoming film, Black Nativity that is set to make its movie theater debut on November 27, 2013. Shayla is his only child with ex-wife Norma Gibson.

Photo: Tyrese Gibson/Instagram



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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