When paparazzi photos surfaced online showing Carmelo Anthony on a yacht with a mystery woman, many assumed the other woman was his baby mama, Mia Burkes.
Mia had time to clear the air.
Mia is the mother of Carmelo's 2-year-old daughter Genesis. Carmelo, 35, fathered Genesis during a break from his wife La La Anthony who celebrated her 40th birthday in NYC on Tuesday.
Hours after the photos surfaced on Wednesday, TMZ posted a video message from Carmelo who claimed the other woman was actually married and her husband was on the boat with them.
"I'm really only addressing this for my family," he said in the video clip. "Keep my family out this, man."
But Mia was not impressed with Carmelo's excuses.
Carmelo has accepted his responsibility to take care of daughter Genesis financially, but Mia says he falls short in other areas.
Mia claims Carmelo doesn't spend enough time with their daughter, but he can find time to lay up on a boat with "another man's wife" half way around the world.
In an Instagram story, she wrote, "niggas out here explaining how they're laid up on a boat with 'another man's wife.' BUT can't explain why they can't spend time with their daughter."