Thursday, April 01, 2021

Rickey Smiley Accused of Causing Nephew to Commit Suicide


Radio host Rickey Smiley fires back at family member who accused him of causing his nephew to commit suicide...

In a video posted on Youtube Rickey Smiley responds to a relative-by-marriage who accused Rickey of causing her brother's suicide by criticizing his life choices. In the video Rickey angrily denied any responsibility for the man's death. 

 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

He sounded very sincere. RIP young man and condolences to his family and friends.

Anonymous said...

OMG ppl stop smear campaign. Get a lawyer and fight it out in court.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

No one can cause anyone to commit suicide unless, you have them locked in a house violently abusing them and the first chance they get, they off themselves. This young man had a very fragile sense of self, his life choices should have been embraced by him, there also might have been mental health issues untreated. May his soul RIP and this family heal from their anger, also she's a relative by marriage, how in the hell does Ricky have so much influence over her family member? she might want to look at her own family who probably ostracized him. My youngest daughter is 13, she told me when she was 11 she was gay. My mother is 75 and hopped up drunk off Jesus juice, I warned her ass you better not have shit reckless to say to my child about who she is, her father is dead and he was a homophobe and had his ass been alive, he would have gotten the speech too. When I got initiated in Ifa, I had to deal with ancestors who had those beliefs, I told their them, it's a new day we don't get down like that, and I will not turn away gay clients and have gay friends so they will deal. Guess what they deal!! because I'm the one doing the ancestral work for the last 30 years to elevate them, it's up to us to protect our own, as long as yo ass ain't no child molester in that case you will, most definitely not be welcomed in our family, we don't do criminals either.

anonymous said...

Hate to say it but most of what Rickey saying is true.

Itty said...

@12:27 wtf are you talking about???

@11:01 sounds not sounded

Anonymous said...

So your brother killed himself because someone told him to cut his hair, Sis??? Misplaced anger.

Anonymous said...

Ok....NO ONE is responsible for someone's suicide or self harm... However, people can lack of the coping skills to handle very challenging situations which can lead to depression...which can sometimes lead to suicide.
Now...i kinda get what she is saying... When I use to watch the Rickey Smiley Show with his family...He was a VERY strict dad and actually has OCD ..lol...It was obvious that the kids got really frustrated with how he wanted them to act or be in his view... BUT you can tell it was all out of love ..and he wanted the best for kids.

Anonymous said...

Hi 2:31, this is 11:01. 1st time I am hearing the term "not sounded", so I googled. It leaned toward my mental stability. Is that term used in other ways, because I reread my comment (just in case), and I can't figure it out. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

AS A PARENT AND MENTOR, WE DO ALL WE CAN TO GUIDE THE YOUNG ONES IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. ULTIMATELY, THE CHOICES THEY MAKE ARE THEIRS. YOU CANNOT RIGHTLY BLAME RICKY FOR YOUR BROTHERS DEATH. HE DID NOT FORCE HIM TO BUY DRUGS OR MAKE HIM SWALLOW THEM. THAT WAS YOUR BROTHERS CHOICE. HAD RICKY BEEN PHYSICALLY PRESENT, I AM SURE HE WOULD HAVE TRIED TO DISSUADE HIM FROM DOING THE DRUGS AND SOUGHT MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR HIM. I FEEL RICKY HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN TRYING TO MENTOR AND HELP THE YOUNGER ONES TOWARD A BRIGHTER FUTURE. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT LIKE RICKY PERSONALLY. THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. GIVE RICKY THE RESPECT AND KUDOS FOR TRYING TO HELP OTHERS. THE DECEASED NEPHEW'S SISTER HAS SOME REAL MENTAL ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. SEEK SOME COUNSELING.

Anonymous said...

Imagine not being able to come to terms with the fact that mental health played every role in this grown and clearly disturbed adult man's suicide. Imagine having the audacity to blame anyone else for that because of your own ignorance. Got to do better.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe one single thing can bring you to suicide. Killing yourself over someone suggesting you cut your dread off is almost like you pouring cereal in the bowl and going in the fridge and realize there is no milk.

Mum_Mum said...

Tasha, what responsibility does YOU and YOUR FAMILY HAVE over and above YOUR BROTHERS SOLE RESPONSIBILITY for his actions and death? What have you all collectively done for him? I am in agreement that in our community women raise their daughters and love their sons. Have you ever heard India Aire's song: I am Not My Hair??? Its interesting to me that you are willing to blame the one member of your non blood related family, whose receipts have shown that his methodology has produced successful and contributing Black Males, for the detrimental drug induced suicide of your brother? What have blood family, you included, added to his grown life in the years that he was unable to follow the rules of the Smiley household? Seems to me that there was a problem with drugs, alcohol, adaptation and instability from the onset. It amazes me that folks who adopt 'dreadlocks' as a hairstyle differ greatly from those who incorporate the wearing of locs into their lifestyle. It would behoove you to investigate the length of your brothers drug taking and mental health issues as opposed to lashing out at one person who continues to offer aid to your family despite the inability to accept your families responsibility for your brothers failure to cope with life. Sounds as if you all expected Smiley to carry the weight of the deadbeat you all created...AND he STILL offers assistance after your attempt to malign both his character and his efforts. No one causes another to commit suicide. If you believe that--there are multiple psychiatric couches that you need to take a seat on. He even helped you when your mother asked him to provide an attorney to aid you with your legal issues when YOU weren't even speaking to him? GTFOH!!!! You all sound like entitled, clout chasing beeyotches who have neither self respect, a work ethic, a pot to piss in nor the ability to follow the law. Smiley is not your blood relative???? You'd all be scraping together your pennies and coupons, trying to purchase the most discounted funeral package for this 30 year old who was ill prepared ON YOUR FAMILIES WATCH, to deal with the real world. I am no Rickey Smiley fan but a believer that we as a COMMUNITY, have got to end this practice of handicapping our Black Male youths.

Mum_Mum said...

Tasha, what responsibility does YOU and YOUR FAMILY HAVE over and above YOUR BROTHERS SOLE RESPONSIBILITY for his actions and death? What have you all collectively done for him? I am in agreement that in our community women raise their daughters and love their sons. Have you ever heard India Aire's song: I am Not My Hair??? Its interesting to me that you are willing to blame the one member of your non blood related family, whose receipts have shown that his methodology has produced successful and contributing Black Males, for the detrimental drug induced suicide of your brother? What have blood family, you included, added to his grown life in the years that he was unable to follow the rules of the Smiley household? Seems to me that there was a problem with drugs, alcohol, adaptation and instability from the onset. It amazes me that folks who adopt 'dreadlocks' as a hairstyle differ greatly from those who incorporate the wearing of locs into their lifestyle. It would behoove you to investigate the length of your brothers drug taking and mental health issues as opposed to lashing out at one person who continues to offer aid to your family despite the inability to accept your families responsibility for your brothers failure to cope with life. Sounds as if you all expected Smiley to carry the weight of the deadbeat you all created...AND he STILL offers assistance after your attempt to malign both his character and his efforts. No one causes another to commit suicide. If you believe that--there are multiple psychiatric couches that you need to take a seat on. He even helped you when your mother asked him to provide an attorney to aid you with your legal issues when YOU weren't even speaking to him? GTFOH!!!! You all sound like entitled, clout chasing beeyotches who have neither self respect, a work ethic, a pot to piss in nor the ability to follow the law. Smiley is not your blood relative???? You'd all be scraping together your pennies and coupons, trying to purchase the most discounted funeral package for this 30 year old who was ill prepared ON YOUR FAMILIES WATCH, to deal with the real world. I am no Rickey Smiley fan but a believer that we as a COMMUNITY, have got to end this practice of handicapping our Black Male youths.

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