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Tis’ the season and Tyrese Gibson didn’t spare anything for his 8-year-old daughter.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Gibson revealed the most jaw-dropping gift he had ever given little Shayla: her own private island. While attending GQ’s Men of the Year party on Thursday in Los Angeles, the singer spoke about the most elaborate gift he’s gotten his daughter, Shayla.

“Can’t say [where],” he said. “She knows all about it and the island is called Love Island. I’ll be putting it up on my Facebook soon.”

Since Christmas is right around the corner, Gibson wouldn’t divulge what he got for his #1 girl.

“She watches a lot of TV so I wouldn’t want to put it on air, because she will probably see it,” the Furious 7 star said, adding that “life is good … daddy duties are real, man, I love it.”

Shayla and her dad recently wrote a book together under his own publishing company, Gibson and Gibson. The series will include 6 books about bullying, faith, sharing, being courteous and nice.

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  • Me

    If that white guy can up and “claim” an unsettled part of Africa so his daughter can be a real princess I see no issues with this. Happy Holidays little girl.

    • Noirluv45

      I ain’t mad at him, Me. That’s for her future investment. I wish my daddy had done that. LOL.

    • LogicalLeopard

      But….how much of an investment is that? Now, yes, I know, you can’t go too wrong with real estate, especially exclusive real estate, but what is the market for it? Is it functional, or is this a chunk of rock that no one would want to develop? Is this just a vanity island, where people buy it just to say they have it?

    • RaiseTheBar

      “…what is the market for it?”

      NONE, without S.T.E.M. to save Planet Earth!

    • Noirluv45

      Good questions for which I have no answers.

    • LogicalLeopard

      Me neither! *L* I think I’ll have to research it.

    • binks


  • RaiseTheBar


    How much does this “private” island cost? for 1 – 8yr old.


    How many S.T.E.M. African American students (girls and boys) EDUCATION could be paid.

    Not Judging, it’s just Food For My Thoughts.

    • Raze

      I’d his money, why can’t he do whatever he wants with it?
      You want STEM, how about I give you some sociology instead: go out and help those kids during an after school program. Take time out of YOUR life for a change and do something about it. STEM may be the future, but what’s a future I’d the generation of NOW can’t stand up and teach those kids a damn thing?

    • RaiseTheBar

      “…life for a change and do something about it. ”

      ALL Day, EVERY Day, 365 Days A Year, 366 LEA

  • Kwazi Style

    Cute Idea… you can buy islands anywhere from $200k and up and not all islands are in the Caribbean.

  • He loves her daughter a lot. He and her daughter promoting a book on courteous, on fighting against bullying, and promoting other positive themes is great. Of course, we need complex solutions as one community. Yet, I’m not going to make this situation that deep. So, bless his daughter.

    • RaiseTheBar

      UNDERSTANDABLE that U don’t want to make it deep!

      NOT to single him out and make him the whipping boy for what is VERY DEEP!

      I’m a member of Team #SAVE-Planet-EARTH!!!

      It concerns me NOT regarding it’s personal affects on me. I care deeply about the FUTURE generations of this PLANET. S.T.E.M. will be the SALVATION of this PLANET. My Private Jet, Plane, Train, whatever is null and void if Planet EARTH is non-existent.

      INVESTING??? Maybe I will check into what can warrant my loved ones a seat on the Rocket Ship to colonize MARS after the Human Destruction of Planet Earth. Science Fiction? I fear for generations to come = NOT Science Fiction.

    • I agree with you on STEM.

      I feel you. :)

      First, we have to take it back. Te first civilizations were created by us or people of Black African descent. To create the first civilizations, we need to use geometry, engineering, science, technology, and other STEM related fields. Therefore, we have to educate black youth on STEM fields early on. One concept that we should embrace and use to benefit us involved STEM fields. We need infrastructure like transportation, computers, planes, etc. to survive as a human race. Therefore, STEM is very important to advance. The beauty of math is that it is definite. There is a precise answer without wiggle room. There are formulas to solve equation or to devise new laws basically.

      We have to promote the interests of future generations. If man went on the Moon, then we have the right to build technology to help our people. Also, we need to address poverty, economic inequality, and other problems in our communities too.

    • RaiseTheBar

      IN Addition to what you have stated:

      US as a people not adopting the Beliefs and Value System of our Enslavers as a barometer of Self-Worth.

      I.E., Classism

    • Exactly.

      We should be thankful of our own standards and set up standards of our own. We want solutions and one solution is to allow a black child to see their DNA, their hair, and the functions of mathematics as an extension of their beings (since math deals with lung function, the human heart, and human sight).

    • RaiseTheBar

      “…allow a black child…”

      To marvel at the amazement of the wonders of the Sun, Stars, Moon, the Universe.

      Black girls, boys, teenagers, young adults an opportunity to be part of the CREATION process — To VALUE, KNOW, FEEL, PRODUCE, toxic-FREE Food, clean water, HEALTH care (eradication of Profit from $uffering of others), Clean Air. ALL ramifications of a S.T.E.M. core Belief and Value System.

  • Sher

    this is how you build a legacy of wealth. good job, Tyrese