Internet critics have backed away from the Brian McKnight backlash over resurfaced ‘new family’ praise. But McKnight is sparking up the viral conversation again after releasing a series of video statements on Thursday (May 11) and Friday (May 12).
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The singer is unapologetic about his love for his wife, Leilani, and their blended family. At the same time, he’s also unmoved by the internet’s concerns over his estrangement from his biological children. The caption on his first post says there’s been “no abandonment, no made-up story, no false statements, and no defamation.”
“There has been a lot of discussion online lately and talk about my family on social media. Typically I prefer not to give attention to the internet trolls, but now my family is being harassed online and accosted in public. Apparently, because some people can’t handle seeing my happily ever after. Coming after me is one thing, but the moment you come after my wife and our children is another story because even more important to me than defending my name is defending and protecting them.”
This isn’t the first time Brian has responded to “internet trolls” dragging him. Nearly a week ago, he shared screenshots of past posts from him and Leilani that feature his biological children in photos.
“Not sure how these posts that have been sitting here this whole time were left out of the false narrative that is trending. Abandonment? There’s always more to every story. Stay tuned,” Brian wrote.