Tracy Morgan's Mama Drama Is None of Our Business

Have you heard the latest about Tracy Morgan? No, he didn't collapse at another film festival, but apparently he's a heartless jerk who's so incredibly selfish he won't even loan his mother some cash to save her Ohio home from foreclosure. Considering he's a multimillionaire and all she needs is $25,000 to save her home—and she recently lost her job, and she has bad health—it's no wonder his sister and mother are speaking to the media about how shocked and hurt they are by Morgan's actions.

What an asshole! What an ungrateful son! What a ... perfect example of how we can never know the true story of what's going on with a celebrity.

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Tracy's younger sister Asia Morgan recently told the New York Daily News that she's done staying quiet about her "douchebag" brother, and that the final straw was Morgan's offer of a onetime payment of $2,000 to his mother. According to Asia,

He’s never been a nice person. And money’s just made it worse.

Morgan's 61-year-old mother, Alicia Warden, says that she lost her job in February of 2011, and if she doesn't make the minimum payment on her mortgage by February 23, the bank will begin foreclosure proceedings on her home. She also claims that her utilities are about to be turned off and she’s about to lose her car.

Warden says
she asked her son for help earlier this month, and received a call from one of Morgan's employees, who said that he was offering a one-time payment of $2,000. To that, Warden not only refused the deal, she went to the media to share the story.

I told her, "Thank you, but no thank you. I’m not some person in the street." That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. God don’t like ugly, karma comes back to you.

It would be easy to take sides in this feud, particularly since Tracy Morgan is a big celebrity. When he has tens of millions in his bank account and his mom is facing the possibility of losing her house, it makes him sound like the bad guy—but the thing is, we don't know what's really been going on behind the scenes. I tend to doubt that Tracy Morgan is refusing to pay off his mom's debt just to be mean, you know? My guess is there's a painful rift in this family, one that's so bad he's unwilling to put it aside in order to write her a check.

In fact, Morgan himself issued a statement about the family drama:

I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family. For reasons that are between us, I have not seen my mother in 11 years and outside of a random call here and there have had little to no contact with my sister. We all have personal family issues that we have to deal with in life, but I choose to deal with mine in private and not through the media.

Who knows what the real story is, but I'm definitely siding with him on one point: we don't have the right to know. The situation is between Morgan and his family, and frankly, the fact that his sister and mother have been so happy to tattle to the media doesn't help their case.

What do you think about this family feud? Do you think Morgan should be expected to pay up, no matter how bad their relationship is?



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