New Jack Swing producer Teddy Riley hopes cooler heads will prevail following his 18-year-old daughter Taja's filing for a restraining order against him. The former Blackstreet member has issued a statement in which he says maybe his greatest mistake was giving his children a privileged life he never had. "Instead of being appreciative and realizing how fortunate they are, my children have an inflated sense of entitlement and expectation without having to work or earn their way," he says.

Essence.com
Dec, 31, 2009


New Jack Swing producer Teddy Riley hopes cooler heads will prevail following his 18-year-old daughter Taja's filing for a restraining order against him. The former Blackstreet member has issued a statement in which he says maybe his greatest mistake was giving his children a privileged life he never had. 

"Instead of being appreciative and realizing how fortunate they are, my children have an inflated sense of entitlement and expectation without having to work or earn their way," he says.

"I've been working since the age of 14, I bought my first car by myself. Nobody gave me a car. My kids don't even remember their first car. I grew up with 6 of us in an apartment fighting over one bathroom. My kids have never had to share a bathroom, let alone a bedroom.

I'm asking everyone to let this one go... I'm only being a good parent. I'm a great father and everyone who knows me, knows this is true."

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