Over the weekend Mike Epps’ 18-year-old daughter Bria released an audio of her father going HAM. His comments, which pushed way past parental discipline, led the teen to file a police report with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police claiming she was afraid of her famous dad.
So, how did they even get there?
Depending on which party you talk to, the argument either began after Epps appeared on the Wendy Williams Show and only shouted out two of his children (he has four), leaving Bria feeling slighted, or it began much earlier after the teen asked her dad for a lump sum of money to pay for her college tuition.
Bria tells TMZ, the argument started when Mike appeared on an episode of “The Wendy Williams Show” earlier this month and gave a shout out to two of his kids — but that didn’t sit well with his other offspring … who were pissed at the snub.
Bria — whom Mike fathered before he married his current wife — tells us, she called Mike to express her feelings, and when things got heated … she threatened to “air some family drama” to the media.
According to the police report, Mike flipped at the threat — claiming he’d “f**k her up” and “cause her and her mom and grandmother problems.” So, Bria filed the report.
But sources close to Mike tell us, the tension started before the WW show — because Bria asked for Mike to give her lump sums of cash to pay for her college tuition. We’re told Mike refused, insisting on paying the school directly … and that’s when Bria snapped and made the threat.
No matter who is to blame, I can’t imagine my father ever talking to me in such a way. Although Bria may have been wrong to say she would expose her father’s secrets, cursing her out like she is a stranger and calling her all sort of names just seemed like overkill on her father’s part.
But it seems like Mike has seen the error of his ways. TMZ caught up with the comedian and he said that he still loves his daughter.
What do you think? If you were a parent, would it be ever ok to talk to your child like that?