Matt Barnes Celebrates Court Victory, Shades Ex-Wife Gloria Govan on Instagram
Ex-Golden State Warriors baller Matt Barnes and his ex-wife, former Basketball Wives star, Gloria Govan have had their fair share of social media drama and public fallouts. This time was no different.
Matt took to Instagram to celebrate his victory in he and Gloria’s child support and custody battle – and he held no punches. He starts his series of videos out with a bang. He said,
Man I been in court all m****rf****n’ day, man. 7:30 to 4:20. Two things in life that don’t lie, man – that ball and court. Man, Gil’ [Gilbert Arenas], where we goin’ to party, man? F**k these two money-hungry a** sisters.
Then, Matt proceeded to sing along to what he thought was a fitting song for his situation – “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” by Jay Z and R. Kelly. He sang the lyrics,
You can’t touch me, no you can’t touch me. Jigga, Kelly, not guilty. Try to charge me but I’m not guilty. I got, all, my mamis. Tell me, what you, want from me? I’m not guilty.
I’ve been dealin’ with this shit for d**n near four years, man. I’m tired. I know y’all tired of hearin’ it, but y’all don’t know what kinda sh*t this girl is on, man. All these m****rf***n’ lies and allegations, and tryin’ to throw dirt on my name and all that sh*t. But it all caught up today, man. And I know this social media sh*t plays out like a game, and everybody keke-ing and haha-ing. No, this sh*t is real life, man. Some sh*t should stay private, but my life’s not private. It’s public. So y’all sit back and judge thinkin’ you know the truth, but you don’t.
He proceeded to give a hint of insight into the battle between his former sister-in-law, Laura Govan, and her ex-husband, former Washington Wizards baller Gilbert Arenas. He says,
Stuff always comes to light, man. Straight up. Y’all sat back and watched Gilbert with the other sister and her bullsh*t. Our sh*t’s not that wild, but it’s the same lies. Same bullsh*t, man. Y’all get a m****rf****n’ job. Make your own money. How ‘bout that? Straight up.” Matt stressed that his gripe with his ex-wife was never about negating that he needed to provide for their children – sons, Carter and Isaiah.
Sh*t was never about the money for me, man. She gets a lot of it, trust me, But I always make it back, anyway. The sh*t’s always been about the kids to me. And she knows the only attachment she has to me is the kids. So she throws the kids against me, lies against me, and do whatever she can to discredit me.
He ended his spiel with a warning to young, affluent men, saying,
But let this be a lesson, man. To all the young athletes out there, entertainers, rappers: pre-nups, good decisions. Make sure your sh*t is tightened up, and you still might get f***ed. But today, ‘they tried to charge me, but I’m not guilty!
He also reposted an older Instagram post of his that reads:
WHEN THE LIES DON’T WORK…WHAT ELSE THEY GONNA DO…PROBABLY LIE SOME MORE
His caption read,
Be on the lookout for some more lies, coming to a blog near you!!!”
Considering Matt’s “not guilty” declaration, hopefully he and Gloria have reached an amicable agreement to peacefully co-parent their sons.
By: Miata Shanay