Quincy Brown to Al B. Sure: Dear Papa
Children never really know what goes on between parents and how that can affect their relationship. I hope Quincy Brown’s open letter opens a dialog with his father –his biological father.
Quincy Brown wrote an open letter to his father singer/songwriter/radio personality Al B. Sure that’s getting a lot of traction on the internet. You might recall back in the day, I noted that on Brown’s episode of MTV’s “Sweet 16,” he was claiming mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs as his father. Now he’s airing out his biological dad even more. They evidently got on well at one time, but have fallen out, I guess. I have to give it to Al B. Sure for being the bigger man, because this is a case where there are at least two sides to the story.
Children never really know what goes on between their parents and how that can affect their relationship. From the curb, Kim Porter looks like a gold-digger: a former Jheri Curl model who liked to hunt big game, and in the late 80s’, only Michael Jackson was bigger than Al. B. Sure. I imagine when the paparazzi went home and Al. B’s checks became not-so-sure, it became a point of contention and it wouldn’t surprise me to find out that Porter alienated her son from his father. When a mother decides to alienate a child from their father, it’s a wrap. Fathers are helpless against that kind of influence. I don’t know what the child support situation is, but I know that Al B. Sure is not stuntin' like he used to, and, as in the case of Sean Levert, mothers aren’t trying to hear that. They want the same money they were getting when the star they bedded was flush – otherwise, what was the point, right? And if you don’t have the money to pay support, you don’t have the money to go to court and try to fix this kind of problem either. I don’t know who’s at fault here, but it’s a sticky wicket, to be sure. Too complicated to airing out on the internet.
So now, Brown wants to claim Puffy as his Dad, and what kid wouldn’t, right? Shit, Puffy could adopt me if he’d buy me a Range Rover for my birthday. The problem is you have to wonder what’s going on behind the scenes here, if Porter alienated Al B. Sure and Puffy is complicit in that, buying Quincy’s affection. That’s not cool. Nevermind the fact that Brown is claiming someone who doesn’t love his mother enough to marry her and puts his moms on blast, laying up with other random women indiscriminately, catching strays here and ther. You couldn’t play my moms like that and get any respect.
I hope, if nothing else, Brown’s open letter opens a dialog with his father –his biological father.