Matt Barnes & His Ex Anansa Sims Go To War On Instagram, Both Share Screenshots Amid Her Restraining Order [PHOTOS]

Matt Barnes, Anansa Sims

Matt Barnes & His Ex Anansa Sims Go To War On Instagram, Both Share Screenshots Amid Her Restraining Order [PHOTOS]

Anansa Sims isn’t playing games with her ex Matt Barnes. The two split earlier this year and he suggested she was keeping him their son, Ashton in a cryptic post.

She then filed a restraining order against Matt Barnes,

An insider EXCLUSIVELY told theJasmineBRAND, 

“She filed it because her safety was being threatened. He is threatening her, harassing her, stalking her and cyber bullying her. His posts are violating the restraining order but he didn’t care because getting his fans to attack her on a lie meant more to him than abiding by the restraining order. He won’t stop!”

He also released a statement on their split and spoke on the restraining order. 


Now, Anansa Sims has shared a series of text messages between her and Matt Barnes that show her side of the story.



She also reposted a similar post regarding his twin sons with reality star Gloria Govan, where he claimed he wasn’t allowed to see them.

She also explained the posts in her caption.

“Since our break up a month and a half ago, I have honored Matt’s requests to see our son and he has seen him on every request except one on February 17th, 2020 that I rescheduled through our attorneys due to the restraining order. Matt did not show up to the visit that was scheduled on Monday, February 24th, 2 days after his post was made.
The statement that Matt made on his post February 22nd, 2020 was not truthful.

Particularly “Hopefully I’m allowed to see you soon”, alluding to a falsehood that I had kept him from seeing our son, Ashton. This statement was false, hurtful and damaging. The post got the reaction he was looking for. Matt mislead our friends, his followers and fans into attacking me in his comments, in my comments and my dm’s, because they were given false information. It widend the divide between black men and black women with the false narrative of the black mother keeping her child away from the black father. It is particularly egregious when men of power and privilege misuse their platform to abuse, threaten and silence.

The pictures and videos posted on Matt’s highlights and main feed are not old. They are true to the date. Our visitation schedule will be determined by the Judge not by me. I grew up as a child of divorced parents. I’m blessed that both of my parents played an active role in raising me. My father was my best friend and role model for what a father should be. I believe that fathers should be in their children’s lives 1000%. I prefer family matters be private, but it was necessary that I respond publicly. If you do not tell your story, someone else will. I look forward to co-parenting peacefully. – Anansa Sims”

She also shared the definition of cyberbullying.

Matt Barnes has since replied with an Instagram video.

“First of all she’s been crying to her lawyer about no more posting, no posting on Instagram, no this, no that. And then here she is making posts on Instagram but also deleting parts of the conversation. Convenient. Fits your motive, fits your narrative, I’m not tripping off that.”

He then spoke on their post-breakup timeline and said all was well right after their split, and he was seeing their son a couple days a week. He said things went left after he went to All-Star in Chicago earlier this month.

“I was co-sign your new place, pay for your new place, furnish your new place, keep the truck, and we work out a cool schedule for Ash. I get back from All-Star and I come back home to A Thin Line Between Love & Hate meets Waiting to Exhale meets How Stella Got Her Groove Back type s***.”

He continued,

“All lies and all bulls***.”

He said he was blindsided when he was served with a restraining order and said she lied in order to get it granted.

“She’s just playing off my old reputation. Also keep in mind she was sitting next to me when I was handling this with the twins’ mom, thinking she was someone I could lean to and confide in, whiel the whole time she’s just taking notes.”

He then questioned,

“Who needs $15,000 for a 14-month-old? Ask yourself that. Nobody. This is just a money play. Just like the restraining order is a money play. She fears for her life. The fact of the matter is we just didn’t work. I wasn’t happy, I tried to make it work, it didn’t work. So now instead of being hurt and sad like she was in the beginning, her mom [model Beverly Johnson] is in her ear and now she’s bitter and spiteful…”

He then called her out and said she allegedly used a Google image of Lake Michigan to try and make it seem like she was in Chicago for All-Star weekend. She also allegedly used a Yelp review from Tao to appear as if she was eating dinner in the Windy City during the same weekend.

See the full video below.

He followed it up with a series of his own receipts.

What are your thoughts on what Anansa Sims and Matt Barnes said? Tell us in the comments.


Authored by: Char