Tyrese: “Leave Oprah Alone!”

 |  March 16, 2007
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By: Rizoh
      As you know, Oprah Winfrey has been catching a lot of flack for building a state-of-the-art school for girls in South Africa. Singer/rapper Tyrese Gibson (aka Black Ty) has jumped to Oprah’s defense.
      “There is a staggering amount of millionaires and billionaires out in the world that do nothing to effect positive change within society,” said Tyrese.
      “The fact that Oprah Winfrey took a monumental step to create a school in South Africa for the betterment of African children rather then just speak of change is commendable. The bible says- ‘No good deed shall go unpunished,’ and there are many critics out in the world turning up negative stones to find a flaw in this wonderful gift donated to South Africa by Oprah Winfrey. I stand with Oprah in the fight for change and positive world reform and I hope that people realize there will always be struggle and without struggle there is no progression. Please leave her alone and let the blessings she is offering outshine the public scrutiny she is facing.”
      Tyrese is absolutely right on this one. Who gives anyone the right dictate to Oprah how to spend her hard-earned money? Here in the United States, we treasure good education and hopes of achieving the American Dream. Why then is it a problem when Oprah decides to give that same hope to impoverished kids in South Africa? I wonder if the same people who criticize Ms. Winfrey for spending her money on the betterment of lives would react if some stranger tells them exactly how they need to spend their money.
       Also, does this mean that Black Ty will soon get dissed by 50 Cent who’s made it clear several times that he’s no fan of Oprah’s?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/OMO JOIN.THE.MOVEMENT

    SO WHAT

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/BobJingles Nicoli

    Id Like To See 5-0 Cent diss Black Ty because hes defending Oprah because she wants to spend her MONEY helping people i find it comical that 5-0 Cent only spends his money by puttin on shitty records on G-unit fuck 50 instead of puttin out a shitty Young Buck record why not put money into helpin poor homeless kids in South Side Jamacia Queens

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/Misthang Tima

    Americans are so greedy!!! Go Ophra Africa is where it is suppose to be. Finally someone with aheart and a brain! America you need to check yourself. Tima

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/williambrown Will the Thrill

    Excellent publicity stunt on Tyrese’s part. This statement is very smart. The reason being is because by involving himself with this Oprah Winfrey situation he is promoting himself amongst a very targeted demographic that he wants to know of him and his future works. It will be really funny to see how this plays out. Will Oprah bag him or Black TY? Only time will tell?

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/QP DaGetGo

    Its questions like that, that got Biggie and 2pac deaded!
    Oprah –1
    No child left behind –0

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/k_love dreadklove

    ante up haters…and move sumthin’..do you oprah.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/BobJingles Nicoli

    Id Like To See 5-0 Cent diss Black Ty because hes defending Oprah because she wants to spend her MONEY helping people i find it comical that 5-0 Cent only spends his money by puttin on shitty records on G-unit fuck 50 instead of puttin out a shitty Young Buck record why not put money into helpin poor homeless kids in South Side Jamacia Queens