Tyrese Gibson

Singer/actor Tyrese Gibson penned this emotional Instagram tribute to the beautiful Viola Davis, who picked up a SAG Award for best actress this weekend.

The 40-year-old "How To Get Away With Murder" star is an inspiration to 100% black women and girls everywhere.

Viola Davis

Every year the Screen Actor's Guild celebrates outstanding achievements in film, radio and television (mostly television).

Ms. Davis, who won a SAG Award for Best Actress in a television drama, had this to say about the controversy surrounding the #OscarsSoWhite protests in the green room:

"We have become a society of trending topics. Diversity is not a trending topic. It's just not. I've always considered myself an actor since I got my equity card in 1988. I've never put any limitations on myself. I felt like I can play Chekhov — any character in Chekhov — in Shakespeare, in Miller, in August Wilson."

Obviously moved to tears by Davis's speech, Tyrese posted this lengthy tribute to her on his Instagram account.

Davis and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, 62, adopted a biracial girl as a newborn in 2011.

Tyrese Gibson

Photos: Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com

  • MookieFly

    I never knew much about Viola Davis beforehand, but I do like her in how to get away with murder

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Tyrese likes black women? Like he appreciates them enough to give them kudos? I never would've guessed.

  • MsSincerity

    Tyrese.....Shut Up!

  • Mel

    I watched that movie on lifetime this weekend with Viola and Jlo and miss Viola played the hell outta that grieving mother role

  • Yoni

    Her skin looks FLAWLESS here! #awestruck

  • Blue

    Same thing I said.

  • AnonymousRose

    Sooo are we gonna see you with a beautiful , classy, Black woman on your arm, that you just adore?

  • Yoni

    I haven't watched ONE episode of that show.

  • nucynu25

    Don't patronize us Ole milk dud head ass...

  • NeverSurprised

    Viola is an incredible actress. Congratulations to her. And by the way, Sandra, she is a beautiful FIFTY-YEAR-OLD woman, not 40. She was born in 1965. No need to delete a decade from her extraordinary life.

  • side_i

    I know, he's getting a major side eye from me.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Gorgeous photo of her

  • That’s Interesting

    I think she's way older than 40. Ugly is ugly and Viola is ugly. She is very stylish tho and a great actress.

  • nucynu25

    Well dam ...

  • side_i

    Idk I sense a little shade in Viola's speech to the Smith's which they deserve. Anyway side eyeing Tyrese....you know you like black in certain shades ol illiterate a s s

  • That’s Interesting

    I'm not trying to be mean, but it's an insult to beautiful dark skinned women to lie and say Viola is pretty. There are Naomi Campbells, Kelly Rowlands, Tika Sumpters, and the actress who played Toni Childs, just to name a few off the top of my head.

  • nucynu25

    I don't think it's an insult , am brown skinned & would never be insulted by a man speaking on the beauty of someone else rather I agree or disagree

  • iWasteTime

    We need a open post to catch up on niggadom

    *Stevie and Jose
    *Rob driving 1800 Miles to get his boo. How she get that drunk on a plane in 2 damn hrs. Can they legally serve you that much?
    *Idris and 'em showing they azz at the SAG awards. The Oscars are going to be super black next year.
    *Rhi put out a whole album I like!
    *Bae released a new song, The song Nicki wrote came right after

  • AnonymousRose

    Shes only ugly cause your standard of beauty is from the Pale man....if it don't look white, it ain't right. But its understandable, Black folks are Fcked people

  • jussaying

    there is someone who thinks all of them are ugly and viola is pretty. it's stupid to call it an insult when the idea of beauty is subjective. what you think is gorgeous, someone thinks looks like a basement monster and vice versa.

  • SummerBaby

    I caught that movie late last night.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    She deserve. So did Latifah and my boo Idris...I'm claiming him again lol

  • Vonn

    I agree with everything that he stated about Viola...but that boy just wants people to watch his show. No thank you Mr. Colorstruck.

  • NeverSurprised

    When did Tyrese start loving dark skinned black women? I believe his ex-wife is half white. I know that her mother and grandmother live in Israel so I assume she is Jewish (or half, anyway). Tyrese is always trying to jump on whatever bandwagon will advance his career.

  • That’s Interesting

    I wasn't talking about him. He could very well find her beautiful. We know for sure that her husband does, and beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. However, this woman has not been called ugly before now simply because she is very dark. To me, lying and calling this woman pretty (like so many do), is akin to saying that's the best a dark skinned woman can do. People go on and on about her looks, but she is just not attractive! She has also said she was never considered attractive because of her dark skin. No, you're just not attractive.

  • Empress

    Dead.

  • That’s Interesting

    You couldn't be more wrong.

  • SummerBaby

    This post about to go left in 5,4,3,1

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... smh

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    When I saw Jodie Turner Smith on Mad Dogs, my jaw dropped!

  • Pamela

    Tyrese will never win not because he's speaking out, it's because he doesn't ( IMO) make good movies. And I doubt he would be caught with someone looking like Viola on his arms.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    When I saw Jodie Turner Smith on 'Mad Dogs', my jaw hit the floor...

  • iWasteTime

    girl, it went left! ..lol

  • yvette46

    But he has a child by a white woman!! GTFH...

  • AnonymousRose

    maybe....but black people are fcked.......we need an intervention......

  • jussaying

    i wish tyrese would be banned from all social media. he is def one of those ppl he needs to be seen not heard. also, what was the pt of posting about viola when all he did was rant about himself..

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It has begun ??

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I think they did something else to her right here.That's not just no make up.

  • nucynu25

    Already happened

  • stav

    What is 100% black? Those from the US would be far from that , no matter how dark the complexion.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm close too.
    Be ,looked good enough to eat but my next thought after I said Damnnnn was ugh he had K. Michelle sprung ...

  • SummerBaby

    I think that is a gorgeous photo of her in that red

  • AnonymousRose

    oh, lol... so you saying he dont like his skin..?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Whoopi Goldberg

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    New Post-Mini-Tip

  • SummerBaby

    Thank goodness

  • That’s Interesting

    Well...that doesn't apply to me. But this is a perfect example of how you can't even call this ugly woman ugly without somebody jumping down your throat and assuming you're colorstruck.

  • Junkanoo

    He's pathetic, trying to hustle in on Viola Davis shine ...oh jog on Tyrese he's convinced himself what he has to say is worth listening to,delusional much

  • That’s Interesting

    I just googled her. She's gorgeous!

  • SameoleJ

    That's all I got too!!

  • That’s Interesting

    And I guess she's beautiful too... (I don't agree with the 100% Black statement either)

  • AnonymousRose

    i'm not jumping down your throat... never.. but lets move forward

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That's a long azz drive from Cali to Texas! He couldn't put her on another airline to get home?!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I wish she would wear her hair naturally because we've all seen it and she looks better with it than those horrific wigs they force her to wear.

  • NeverSurprised

    Beauty is subjective. We live in a society in which light skin, straight hair and finely chiseled features are considered "beautiful." HOWEVER, many of us can see beyond that limited standard and see the beauty in Viola's full lips, high cheekbones, expressive eyes, chocolate skin and graceful manner whenever she is in the public eye. That's why many of us consider her beautiful.

  • iWasteTime

    that niggah said, I am RIDE or Die and he rode until he almost died! I thought the same thing but I think he bailed her out too and you know he wasn't getting on a plane

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha, ha,ha!!!

    That's what I was thinking.

    Maybe the Beckys aren't checking for him any more besides he is cohost of that show on OWN with Rev Run.

    So maybe he's trying to get black females to watch.

  • nucynu25

    Who's that , am abt to Google her ..

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    The way she walked up on the scene in the show though...

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Idris gotta take 30 showers LOL

  • Empress

    You are exactly right AnonymousRose! I always find it interesting that whenever a dark skinned Black woman with african features is called beautiful on a blog someone invariably comes and saying how "ugly" they think that person is. I call BS. first off the opinion that a dark skinned woman with full features is "ugly" is that western status quo so WHY the HELL would that need to be said especially on a Black Blog? It's like there is a coon calculator that demands at least one Black person maintain western ideals of beauty. And the sad thing is the person doesn't even realize it. Our people are sick.

  • SameoleJ

    Believe it or not, there are some who are 100% Black and have traced their lineage back enough to know that there were no bi-racial children, thus their "blackness" remained 100%. In addition, there are those who are not from the US, who are not 100% Black either. But....#EH

  • Beyawnce

    Tyrese dates or has dated Chocolate sistas?
    I'll wait...

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Damn

  • SameoleJ

    How long you gonna wait? I don't think he has dated a chocolate sista since he got off that bus and put some chapstick on those dry lips? #ALWAYSCOCACOLA

  • SameoleJ

    I agree, although some of them have been nice....like the uptop.

  • SameoleJ

    She was a segway!! LOL

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Sometimes well most times I loathe when he uses his voice for speaking. Love that picture of her. She's an acting beast.

  • SameoleJ

    It went rectangular!!

  • NeverSurprised

    LOL at "coon calculator"

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    If she wasn't letting him rest his fat on her back (Shout out to @Keya!) before now, then she definitely is now! Rob was like Eff Kris, that's bae! LOL!

  • SameoleJ

    Kris called the airport and had him banned from all flights......Rob said, Oh no you don't Satan!! I am going to go get my Boopy Droopy Butt and brang her home, even if I gotta drive....well ride in the backseat!! LOL

  • iyonah

    What? I remember her from the movie where she was a maid and law and order.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I always liked her every since I seen her running across the railroad tracks and fell down in the help(I think she fell for real)I have always said women like her should be held up as beautiful. So kids don't have to grow up thinking dark skin is bad or ugly

  • SameoleJ

    11th Wonder of the World happening right in front of thine eyes!!

  • Di Ana

    Sandra, Sandra, Sandra.... can you elaborate on 100% black please?

  • Empress

    I tried to ignore your comment because I am half dead over here and I don't want a headache to go with my fever. But the intensity of your "preference" seems so passionate, I mean she you are saying she is "ugly ugly ugly" One might expect her to have a hump back missing nose and cross eyes instead of full lips and a wide nose. She is just a regular looking Black woman to me. But I mean I guess if Dark skin Beauty begins at Kelly Rowland and ends at Naomi Freakin Campbell there's not much hope for regular looks. I guess if you are dark it's either ugly ugly ugly or you have to look like a Barbie dipped in chocolate. I just hope you don't ever by chance stumble into a Black church or a family reunion, there's a lot of aunties in there, your eyes will bleed and you may began to vomit from all the "ugliness" LOL

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Pahahahahahaaaaaa. I'd like to know too

  • Empress

    It reminds me of the time a dark skin woman can't get a compliment on a Black blog without someone saying she's ugly.

  • MangoMama

    I cannot stand him unless he's singing.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Alot of us feel this way lol

  • SameoleJ

    Don't!! (In my Bryson Tiller voice)

  • SG

    He is so annoying.

  • SG

    LOL

  • MookieFly

    Are you talking about The Help? Saw that but didn't watch law and order. I didn't start following her until The Help

  • Canary Red™

    "...can't even call this ugly woman ugly without somebody jumping down your throat and assuming you're colorstruck"

    SPEAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SameoleJ

    I just read the write up, instead of skimming it and located the exact moment the post went left.............

  • Full Monty

    LOL Chile I thought it was just me thinking this at first. I'm like what happened to all ra ra about black women you was kicking before bro? Thank goodness for growth.

  • Empress

    You not wrong and you know it, you are just not in the mood to try and reason with a brick wall. i been there. I might let it go myself in a minute...maybe. Viola has the same name as my Gran Gran so I might represent a little longer. LOL You know that Viola's european counterparts would NEVER have people using a SUPER MODEL as their beauty standard. I mean, damn near NO ONE looks as good as Naomi! Maybe that's why she is a SUPER MODEL! Our people are so sick it's almost funny, almost.

  • That’s Interesting

    Right, but I'm just gone stick by MY opinion and keep it moving. She still ugly to me and that's not going to change.

  • Paige

    40!!! Yea right. Try 50....?

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Tyrese is full of sh*t...just a couple of years ago.....this knee grow Opts Not To Cast Black Women In New video.....So now I guess he on black women. He got #issues..

  • Noirluv45

    He's got issues all right. A friend's close relative works at Cedar Sinai and she and her coworkers said Tyrese is a rude, obnoxius, jackass! He's arrogant and thinks his **** don't stink. I believe it.

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, that caught my eye too. ?

  • Guess Who

    THANK YOU!

  • Empress

    When I read your comments I read them in Young Mister's voice from the Color Purple, it's like we trying to give Celie some self esteem and you ain't having it. "Violuh you is ugly ugly ugly..and dat ain't gone change!" You know what today is? The first day of Black History Month! DWL

  • Yetunde

    Tyrese just likes to jump on the bandwagon. I can't take what he says seriously.

  • Guess Who

    I can't with this greasy lipped, bald headed, attention starved FOOL. Just like BKLYNS MAMA stated, he didn't want a single black woman in his video, he wanted "THE BEST WOMEN" and tweeted out as such.

    He's such an opportunist. I still sneer up and twist my lips to the side just thinking about when that C00N went out to the Paul Walker crash site acting so distraught. SMH...and how convenient that an ENTIRE FILMING CREW WAS RIGHT THERE TO CATCH HIM "mourning". FUQ HIM.

    He's faker than them tacky arse lace fronts Nene solders on her smooth dome.

  • Luvn_it

    Was it necessary to point out her daughter being biracial. Saying they adopted a daughter was to sufficient I see.?*sneaks out of post*

  • OvertheMississippi

    I could not get with Viola and JLo this weekend in "Lila and Eve". Have no desire to finish watching it.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    I like Tyrese.

  • Sucker Free

    Shes beautiful to me i mean whats is ugly is TIs comment

  • Canary Red™

    Lol, got to respect your honesty!

  • Toni ToniToni

    Viola Davis is 50 years old.

  • isis Osiris

    Sandra
    Viola is 50. Labeling ever person of a certain hue as bi-racial speaks volumes to you ignorance and lack of scientific or historical information as to the diversity of the indigenous people of the world often referred to as Black. We black people have always produced various skin colors, hair textures and features. But I know you use this term in a discriminatory way as to say if you don't fit my mentally perverted image you aren't really black. you are a white supremacist, you feel as though white people are responsible for fair skin, light eye's or curly or straight hair. Silly old woman

  • nucynu25

    That's y I left for a minute, am not engaging in fuckery today

  • nucynu25

    Omg, she's beautiful

  • Wildcat34

    Tyrese is such a nutrider. If only the message you wrote translated to the women you bed.

  • Empress

    Well I bared my claws already so I'm good now. Everyone has their own opinion on beauty or ugliness but I will ALWAYS call BS on such a strong opinion of "ugly, ugly, ugly" on Viola. You may not find her "beautiful" but "UGLY"? Where is the ugliness? I'm like my son when we try to tell him his West Indian rapping ain't making it, "Nah bruh, ya'll hatin".

  • Auditor

    I thought it was a good movie...got twisted at the end.

  • That’s Interesting

    Lol.

  • Auditor

    My 2nd cousin did their DNA test and they were 97% Black with 3% Indian. My uncle did his so one side of me is French, Indian, and Negra. I'd have to do my own to see what the other part is from my Dad. I refuse to do one cause the gov is not about to have my DNA on file...

  • Auditor

    Somebody wanted her lol

  • Auditor

    He hit that?!!

  • SameoleJ

    Believe me they have all of our DNA on file, one way or another. All those tubes of blood doctors take......you know it is enough left for a DNA database entry. I am about to call my doctor and just ask for the results. LOL

  • Auditor

    Lol yea you're right...DAMN lol

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I worked with Viola and she's a CLASS ACT! The writer Visionimplementor is NOT! I will not even comment on my personal dealings with this LIAR! I'm also not watching that talk show. Karma will catch up him though.

  • Auditor

    Truth

  • MsSincerity

    Very!

  • william43

    you missing out

  • william43

    Tyrese is such a groupie lol

  • Bam Bam Li

    I can't stand him I seriously can't. -_-

  • Yoni

    I'll pass. I'm usually sleep by that time anyway.

  • isis Osiris

    I see you deleted my comment

  • OvertheMississippi

    Bad acting coupled with Viola's hair did me in.

  • digal704

    Viola is beautiful and talented. She is closer to 50 than 40 and her daughter was a toddler when adopted. Not sure if she's biracial, but that should be of no consequence.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • iWasteTime

    yes ma'am

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • WHYDFMLII

    Is there any movememt Tyrese won't hop on to get some attention? This dude is pathetic. Yet he would never in a million years date a woman who looks like Viola.

  • 1/8

    A coworker said, "I like Viola, but she always looks dirty, like she needs a bath!"

    My coworker is a 100% black woman and her comments were offensive and downright ignorant. I was shocked by her statement, because this is the same women who complains about white people commenting on her "natural" hairstyles.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Tyrese lost me as a fan when he made fun of fat people. #byeB.A.N

  • GTFOHWTBS

    exactly. let's not 4get what he said about fat people.

  • GTFOHWTBS

    Let's be real TG would NEVER date a women as dark as he is. That B.A.N is a joke

  • JennyJazzhands

    I think you're right. I'm dark skinned but I've been told that I'm beautiful because even though I'm dark I still have European-like facial features (slim nose, high cheekbones, small but full lips, big eyes) and that makes me sad every time someone says it.
    If I had a dollar for every time an Ethiopian asked me if I was Ethiopian or looked at me and tried to guess my tribe/region, I would be rich.
    But, from a lot of black people I get that, "you're pretty to be so dark" half backwards kind of "compliment" and that seems like what they're saying.

  • TexasMocha

    I agree...he's too self conscious

  • nucynu25

    Lol her skin is perfection

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He kept saying "ALL" like he is pushing an agenda...

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    The highlight of his career to me was Baby Boy.

    Oh yeah and singing on the bus in the Coca-Cola commercial.

  • BLACK LOVE

    Yawn zzzzz

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Note to black men chasing white women..#my black is beautiful. Black women r the original race just like black people are the original race. Never forget ur history

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Love Viola Davis she's so beautiful strong and classy such a powerful actress

  • ChocolateBeauty

    I love both women but that movie was wack lol

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Our men are lost chasing these white women and treating black women like trash smmfh they forgot their history as black men

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He just saw an opportunity to talk about his blackass.

  • stanley

    He is an attention Whore...And he don't really have respect for older women at all. If you follow Tyrese you would know this already lol

  • WetPntees

    He gets 2 side eyes from me.. Cocked, loaded and ready to fire! He's trying to become a Trending Topic I guess...

  • WetPntees

    (scrolls back up) Yup! Thus thou nigga saideth it 10 times??!!

  • WetPntees

    Yup! Lol!

  • OvertheMississippi

    I stopped after the detective came to Lila's house, and the stuff was spread out on the table. She panicked. Why? He wasn't coming to search her house. Then she up there just looking ?.

  • RoniV

    Growth? More like publicity for his new show with Rev Run.

  • nucynu25

    Lmao , thanks for putting a pic to my petty . You are much appreciated ..

  • WetPntees

    Anytime gal... Lol

  • RoniV

    Don't hold your breath.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    This IS a very nice picture of her.

  • Yo sister in law baby cousin t

    This cat fronting. Ole dramatic ass cry in front of your homies grave with pre called paparazzi looking boy. Homie needs to get into character for a movie. More likable playing somebody else.

  • shell

    He needs black women right now, he has that show on OWN. He always does this when he needs music sold. once it gets cancelled he will go back to his normal black woman hating self...

  • samDubbster

    I can accept she isn't your taste but calling people ugly is something I ain't never liked. So good thing she don't give a damn what u think anyway

  • samDubbster

    But but it's their opinion... Can't they have that? Fuc$ out of here.

  • samDubbster

    Right that was good

  • stav

    The whole world derives from 2 people, Adam and Eve. After the flood of Noah's day, we all derived from those 8 people. Noah , his wife, his 3 sons Shem, Ham, and Ja'pheth, and their wives. There are no pure races, if we're all decendants of the same people.

  • samDubbster

    So sad... They did a real number on us. It's going to take a long time to come back. If we ever do get back to loving ourselves fully

  • samDubbster

    I am with you. When I was a young tyke I wasn't allowed to label folks ugly or fat or stupid no matter how true I felt it was. Because it's rude. U don't like her fine carry yo ass on then

  • Angela Flowers

    Her eyebrows are missing.

  • Mona Lisa

    What's disturbing is that he refers to himself as the "visionimplementor". Boy, bye!

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Lol

  • Ajavee

    Good points.

  • Ajavee

    Exactly.

  • ZZZ

    She is 50, not 40...lol

  • Milf80

    Every time I see his name, the image of him crying at the crash site of Paul Walker enters my mind. One word then enters, DEMON. Then more, SELF-SERVING.

  • Dr.Rue

    Tyrese is so dang fake lol.

  • Renee Bee

    Girl, get outta my head. Git!

  • Meme81

    Gawgus pics, Viola. I wonder if Tyrese tryna holla, or naw.

  • Meme81

    She woke up like that flawless!

  • Meme81

    I wondered who she was when I saw that video. She has a BAD walk.

  • Meme81

    Some of us do, but slowly I think folks are starting to wake up.

  • Meme81

    LOL, who said? I need a flow chart for all that there.

  • Meme81

    You sound like me, if a movie aint going the way I like, I'm turning it off.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    That's what I'm saying...

  • MsSincerity

    OMG....He was so fake and extra for those CAMERAS. I wanted to go through the screen and just punch him one good time. Ugh! #disgusting

  • kekeb

    Says the dude that dates biracial or LSLHwomen? Goodnight Tyrese. This post won't win an album sale with me

  • AListDiva29

    I love her and am still mad she didn't win that Oscar for The Help! I'm really sick of Tyrese always using other celebs to try and get attention! Clearly since his music career is in the tank and there's no F&F movie coming out soon he needs a hobby...pleas take a _/ Tyrese!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    My friend's sister and some of her co-workers in the ED. I believe it. He seems like a jackass. LOL.

  • My Thoughts

    Who's 40??? ??? Neither one of these people are 40!??

  • HollywoodHotMouth

    Why couldn't she be beautiful too?

  • Transbutter

    I have so much respect for her but Tyrese gives me a headache.