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Tyrese Reacts To John Singelton’s Death, Says Director’s His Daughter’s Godfather

As the world is mourning the legendary John Singleton, his close friends and family are especially stricken with grief.

One such person is Tyrese who posted multiple tributes to his late friend including one where he detailed the story of how Singleton’s hit film “Baby Boy” was made. According to Tyrese, John personally came to his house to pitch him the role of Jody that he originally wanted to be played by Tupac.

Tyrese said that despite the home visit, John still made him audition for the role so he could “earn it” and he recalled how the audition room lit up when Taraji P. Henson came in to audition for Yvette.

“I had never seen this woman, heard of her or seen her but when I tell you she came in and took over the room. She was fearless, she was slapping me, pushing me, she was EVERYTHING,” wrote Tyrese in the 9-minute IG TV story.”

Tyrese also told fans that just before John’s death, he made him his daughter Soraya’s Godfather.

“You were just at the house……. Holding our new angel in your arms……. I asked you that day would you be Soraya’s God Father….. Your response was classic John “Of course N*** who else gonna be The Godfather”..? Love you bro… my heart hurts

So, so sad. We know Tyrese and so many others in Hollywood are in pain, we send them and the family our condolences.

See more of how Tyrese is memorializing his friend John Singelton on the flip.

Tyrese is mourning both John and his late “Fast And The Furious” costar Paul Walker.

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Tyrese said he cried himself to sleep over John and before he passed, he left London early to visit the director in the hospital.

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Laying in bed, I’m confused my soul feels drained.. For the last 2 days I was in the presence of my HERO a man who literally changed my life and my families life forever.. Of ALL the people in the world he decided to believe in me?.. a young impressionable ghetto little black boy from Watts who had hopes and dreams praying everyday that God would figure out a way to get me out of the hood and see some shit… Like many of my nighas I grew up with I just didn’t wanna end up in jail, or dead.. I woke up after crying myself to sleep with a heavy heart, Yesterday I took a shower and while standing there.. Just started balling crying I got out of the shower and went back to lay down and the tears wouldn’t stop, I told my wife these exact words.. “Baby I know today is my last day in town and we made family plans but I need to get back to John and pray over him. I feel like tomorrow or next week might not be promised, I’m leaving to go back to London and I got this feeling deep in my chest, my heart is fluttering… And although I have complete faith in God and his miracles I feel like he might not be here when I get back”. Without even blinking my wife said ok let’s go. I went to see John and I as soon as I stepped off the elevator I was greeted and in the presence of SO much of John’s history. So many beautiful and warm souls people who I’ve known and grew to love over the last 27 years of knowing John we all went into every emotion imaginable, we cried, we were there reminiscing, laughing and storytelling. One things for sure, every story that was told all went back to us all saying JOHN built a TRIBE, a fraternity of lifetime of friends, colleagues and loyalty. And we all echoed HE PUT US ON!! Everyone that was in that room yesterday has known John all the way back to his first movie Boyz In The Hood to now.. I think we all felt like we needed to spend as much time as we could cause Ive learned after losing Paul and countless others.. it’s arrogant to think or believe that next seconds of life or next week is promised. I can’t believe I’m write these words….. Rest in Love, Rest in Power Rest in Gods glory… Your Baby Boy aka Baby Brother aka Jody for life!!

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