R&B singer Tyrese is under investigation by the Los Angeles police for an incident involving the singer reportedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend by punching her twice in the stomach.
The singer’s live-in girlfriend has made statements to the police that the two were involved in an argument that escalated to violence. The argument took place in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 4th, at the couple’s Los Angeles home.
Paramedics were called to the scene after Tyrese allegedly struck his girlfriend (who is five months pregnant) twice in the stomach and then left the scene in his vehicle, according to reports posted on TMZ.com.
Tyrese just celebrated a career milestone with 115,957 copies of his new double album ‘Alter Ego’ sold in the first week and landing at #23 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, #4 on the R&B Album charts and #3 on the Rap Album chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
On the album’s R&B disc, Tyrese joins forces with producers The Underdogs (“One,” “Better To Know”), R. Kelly (“Hurry Up,” “Signs of Love Makin’ Part II”), Brian Michael Cox (“Gotta Get You”), Lil’ Jon (“Turn Ya Out”), Eric Dawkins and Tony Dixon (“Morning After,” “Better Than Sex,”) and Trick Stewart (“Lights On”), resulting in a bevy of great songs that cater to Tyrese’s R&B fanbase.
The hip-hop disc is comprised of guest appearances by The Game, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Method Man and Manni Fresh with production by Manni Fresh, Scott Storch, All Star and various members from Tyrese’s Headquarter Entertainment in-house production team The Frontline BoyZ.
Tyrese’s multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated music career ascent began as a Watts, California 16-year-old native with a million dollar smile on the back of a bus in the worldwide Coca-Cola commercial.
Tyrese’s platinum-selling self-titled debut album in 1998 on RCA Records, garnered him an American Music Award for Favorite New Artist. His 2001 sophomore album ‘2000 Watts’ went gold and his 2002 third R&B album ‘I Wanna Go There’ reached platinum status.