Tyrese Gibson seems to be having a tough Valentine’s Day. Along with the one-year anniversary of his mother’s death, the singer revealed his label, Voltron Recordz, released him.
He poured his reaction to the label’s decision, words for mother Priscilla Murray, and a mention of ex-wife Samantha Gibson into a few Instagram posts. Gibson’s mother passed away after health complications due to Covid-19 and pneumonia.
“I really thought I would be doing much better today all week I feel like I was preparing myself to mentally emotionally and psychologically get through this very tragic day for me nad my family. Today my mother transitioned of all days on Valentine’s Day last year 2022…Same year my father died [Reggie Andrews Locke Saints father figure.”
Gibson shared a screenshot of a cropped contract with the termination date listed as Feb. 14. A caption that says, “my label dropped me on the same day my mother passed,” covers most of the contract text.
However, a line at the bottom of the screenshot says: “the term of the distribution agreement shall be deemed terminated as of the effective date.” The contract termination comes days after Tyrese drummed up hype for his seventh studio album, Beautiful Pain, with the official single Don’t Think You Ever Loved Me.
He first reportedly shared news of the 14-track album last year, but Voltronz Records was to be in charge of its distribution. It’s unclear if the contract termination means a delay on the album, but the project reportedly features Snoop Dogg, Tank, and Brandy.
Voltron Recordz has not publicly responded to Tyrese’s claim.