Police respond to Tyrese Gibson’s troubling kidnapping video

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Tyrese Gibson fooled everyone Monday morning—including the Los Angeles Police Department—when he posted a disturbing video of a man bound and gagged on his couch at 3am.

In the video, comedian Michael Blackson looks like he’s been taken hostage by Gibson, who can also be spotted eating a bowl of Ramen.

Shit is real funny til it ain’t funny no more.. you disrespect my daughter, a problem is on your hands that won’t go away Michael Blackson#InvisibleBully

Posted by Tyrese Gibson on Monday, November 20, 2017

Viewers speculated that Gibson had lost it and kidnapped Blackson in retaliation for a video he posted a few weeks ago, which mocked a meltdown Gibson had and said he was “no longer considered Black.”

https://twitter.com/ThabongNkosi/status/932654769319088129

Gibson’s video looked troubling enough that LAPD showed up at his home Monday morning, where they were informed the video was just a “joke,” according to TMZ.

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.