December 30th, 2009
Teddy Riley is speaking out about the alleged incident involvingÂ his two daughters. TheyÂ have accused him of beating them with a Rock Band guitar. The alleged dispute occured apparently because the two daughtersÂ have a problem withÂ their father’s newest girlfriend, who is around their age. Check out his full statement below:
“Due to recent events, I am compelled to respond in detail to accusations made against me, by my daughters.
I love my Daughters, but I will not allow my children to disrespect me in my home. Contrary to what I have been accused of, I would never beat my children.
Perhaps, I should have been a stronger disciplinarian as they were growing up. I worked very hard so that my children would want for nothing.
In hindsight, I see that it was a mistake to give them everything they wanted so that they could have the childhood I never had. Unfortunately, they have taken me, and the privileged life I have given them, completely for granted.
Instead of being appreciative and realizing how fortunate they are, my children have an inflated sense of entitlement and expectation without having to work or earn their way.
However, my â€˜childrenâ€™ are no longer children, they are adults and I am trying to instill in them values and a work ethic of their own. My mother always told me â€œtoo many grown people canâ€™t live in one houseâ€ so I encourage them to have their own homes if they cannot abide by the rules of mine. I am not an uptight Dad, I am as hip as they come but I will not tolerate being taken advantage of or disrespected, especially in my home.
Iâ€™ve been working since the age of 14, I bought my first car by myself. Nobody gave me a car. My kids donâ€™t even remember their first car. I grew up with 6 of us in an apartment fighting over one bathroom. My kids have never had to share a bathroom, let alone a bedroom.
Iâ€™m asking everyone to let this one goâ€¦ Iâ€™m only being a good parent. Iâ€™m a great father and everyone who knows me, knows this is true.
Thank you so much,
With all my love,
What’s crazy is just prior to deleting his Twitter account, Riley reportedly said “I did it for a reason, and i would do it again for them to get it. don’t disrespect the hand that feeds you”. WOW. Pure madness.