Teddy Riley appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk Facebook Watch show Wednesday and opened up about not seeing his son Mykal in three years.
“I’m just hearing from so many different people that told me that his mom’s goal is to keep him away from me,” the legendary Grammy winner told Jada and her co-hosts, daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Barfield Norris.
“It really hurts because here’s someone I wanted to marry, I gave everything to.”
Mykal lives with his mother, and Riley is attempting to gain full custody of his son.
“All my sons, we have a bond, but Mykal was like, wow,” the creator of new jack swing continued. “Now he’s 9. My father, I didn’t meet him until I was 9, my biological father. I said to myself that I never want to be like my dad. I have to change the narrative and be in all my kids’ lives.”
In July, the “No Diggity” hitmaker shared an emotional birthday tribute to Mykal on Instagram.
“This is probably one of the saddest days of my life. It’s my baby son’s birthday today and I haven’t seen him in three years plus,” Riley wrote. “I’ve done everything that I’m supposed to do as a father financially & mentally but because this woman have process evil way, I have to deal with the corrupted government ATL system just to see my son but that will all change,” he continued.
“Thank God I’m a AMERICAN NATIONAL citizen and my day will come to be with my son for the rest of his life and mine,” Teddy added. “I’m being patient for that day, and when it comes I shall celebrate, because he deserves to live a great life as a Prince of a King!”
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