R&B singer Brian McKnight bought his step-daughter a brand new BMW, and he posted about his new purchase on his social media page.
Brian married his new wife Leilani Maria Mendoza in 2018. The couple tied the knot in an opulent ceremony at the famed Oheka Castle in Upstate New York. The bride wore a jaw-dropping gown embellished with 50,000 Swarovski crystals.
Since the wedding, Brian has helped raise Leilani’s two children, Julia, 23, and Jack McPhee, 20, from a previous relationship. And he’s been spoiling her and the kids with every chance he gets.
The couple recently announced that Leilani is expecting, and the entire family seems overjoyed with the expected addition.
Well folks on Black Twitter aren’t happy with the way that Brian appears to favor his step-kids, over his biological ones.
Brian’s post about the new BMW was shared on The Neighborhood Talk’s Instagram page after he allegedly blocked a fan in the comments for telling him to fix his family.
In a since-deleted comment, the individual wrote, “Man you know d–n well this ain’t your daughter! ‘Estranger’ or not Brianna is your daughter! Make it right with your biological kids before its too late!”
Another individual countered, writing, “People see a fraction of someone life and want to offer an unsolicited opinion…so those are the consequences of those actions…#BLOCKED.”
A third social media user said, “It ain’t none of our business but the fact that he purposely lists his step kids in his bio as if his bio kids don’t exist. That’s spiteful af.”
Brian previously has disputed accusations that he was a deadbeat dad who abandoned his Black biological children for years. He shared details about being in his children’s lives in a resurfaced video from 2019.
“I’ve never missed a day of child support. I’ve never done anything adverse to my children whatsoever. I’ve always been there,” said the “Sister, Sister” actor. “I’ve always been there with advice, whether they took it or not. I have always been the sounding board and I’ve always been the one who had to help them achiever whatever dreams that they were wanting to reach out for.”
The former talk show host said he “gave them everything” that he didn’t have with “hopes they would appreciate it.” He also accepted guilt for “entitling” his children when they were younger and offering “tough love.”
“When I stopped doing everything for them, BJ was 25, Niko was 22,” McKnight stated at the time. “And it wasn’t like I completely cut them off. That happened much later.”
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