Tyrese and Rev Run are getting a new series on the OWN and it’s based on their New York Times best-selling book, Man-ology.
The pair will be bringing their unorthodox views on men, family, relationships, marriage and sex to their yet-to-be-titled talk show.
The 50-year-old, ordained minister and founder of RUN-DMCÂ has continuously been an excellent role model in media. He, his wife Justine and six kids (Vanessa,Â Angela, JoJo, Diggy, Russy and Miley) showcased their family valuesÂ on the beloved MTV show, Runâ€™s House for six seasons.
HeÂ hasnâ€™t taken any days off with three more TV series in production. Rev Runâ€™s Renovation on HGTV and DIY Network; Rev Runâ€™s Sunday Suppers on The Cooking Channel; and Rev Run Around the World Adventures, set to debut later this year on The Travel Channel.
Weâ€™re not so sure about Tyrese’s credentials on giving life advice to others. The Fast & Furious star has had his share of controversy in his personal life.
Here are 3 reasons why heÂ isnâ€™t qualified to teach â€œMan Schoolâ€ on OWN.
1.Baby Mama Drama
â€œYes, there was [physical and emotional abuse in my marriage]. Definitelyâ€ said Tyreseâ€™s ex-wife of seven years, Norma Mitchell in a recent interview.
â€œIf you have this conversation with many women, they can tell you the exact same thing. Sometimes itâ€™s so covert that you donâ€™t know itâ€™s happening until itâ€™s happeningâ€ she added.
According to CBS, he allegedly punched Norma while she was pregnant with their daughter Shayla. Do we really want a man with a history of putting his hands on women dishing out relationship advice?
2. Lack of Social Media Etiquette
Tyrese doesnâ€™t know how to break character. He reprised his role as Jody in Baby Boy for Facebook! With the success of Empire, he posted a photo of he and Taraji P. Henson with the caption, â€œI heard they call her Cookie now? The homie are telling me I gotta get my b**ch backâ€¦â€
In late 2014, actor Larenz Tate left his phone at Tyreseâ€™s house and Tyrese proceeded to post videos on Tate’s Facebook page that Baby Boy was a better film than Menace to Society. Even though it was supposed to be a joke, the videos are laced with expletives and we doubt itâ€™s something Tyrese would want his daughter to watch.
3. Not Tactful At Giving Advice
When asked in interview with All Hip Hop about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, he commented,Â â€œIf you are fat and nasty and you don’t like the way you look, do something about it. It’s simpleâ€ he said.
â€œWhen you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don’t look at what you did to yourselfâ€ he added.
He later half-heartedly retracted his statements in saying, “I’m not apologizing for what I said I’m apologizing for the bad choice of wording and execution of my point around obesity.â€
We hope heâ€™s learned how to think before he speaks when giving advice on the new show.
POLL: Given Tyreseâ€™s history of bad choices, is he a credible source for advice? Will you be watching his new show?