UPDATES: Hollywood actor Morris Chestnut’s estranged son calls him out on social media: ‘F**k you, blood!’
Yesterday, a young man who goes by the name Dante Chestnut revealed how his alleged father, the top African-American actor Morris Chestnut, had abandoned him all his life.
Morris Chestnut. (BET)
Morris Chestnut’s only known children are Paige and Grant Chestnut who he had with his wife of 21 years, Pam Byse. But according to Dante, who is around 27, the 47-year-old actor got his high school sweetheart pregnant, played a good father to Dante up until his landed the role of ‘Ricky’ in the 1991 film, ‘Boyz N The Hood’. He allegedly abandoned Dante and his mother, went to Hollywood and started a new life, shutting them out.
Dante Chestnut. (Baller Alerts)
On Facebook, Dante shared childhood photo of him and Morris Chestnut and had reached out to the actor years ago but he was never acknowledged, at least publicly. Up until recently, Dante that played within his little circle until his latest narration which is gaining attention.
Young Dante and Morris Chestnut before he became famous. (Baller Alerts)
Read his note (He refers to Morris Chestnut by his character role ‘Ricky’ in the 1992 movie’):
F*ck Ricky!!! @MorrisLamontChestnut!! F*ck you blood, on swan when I got shot in my hip and back all this simple MF had to say was “who shot you?” B*tch ass n*gga been lying and disappointing me my whole life so you got to excuse me while I vent.
This man was the only thing I knew from birth as my father growing up. I share my middle and last name with this man. His parents, brother and sister are my grandma and grandpa, aunt and uncle. All who I share a last name with. I lived with him and my mother all my life until after Boyz N The Hood came out.”
“He took my mother to the premiere for Boyz N The Hood. Cuba Gooding Jr. used to come over to our 1 bedroom apartment in Northridge and watch the rough cut of the movie. Once he was “Ricky” and got his recognition, he stopped being my father! Started another life with a new wife and kids and I’m totally nonexistent. You know what it does mentally to grow up reaching out to your father and the only way you can see or hear your pops is in movies, TV, billboards, etc. In movies like “Like Mike” I was about 12 or 13, that was the last movie of his I seen in theaters because i that movie they needed a dad and he adopted them.
It made me feel like damn, things like this don’t even make him think about the actual lil n*gga that you named and partially raised? Made me tear up in the theater. It has taken a huge mental and emotional toll on my whole life. N*gga, I was in Oklahoma with you when Grams died, and at her funeral, and she loved me unconditionally. She would probably roll over in her grave if she seen what you’ve become.
Even though you’re a success and I’m one in the making, the difference is I’m a real ass n*gga at the end of the day. Realer than you will ever be because I can wake up and look in the mirror and know I’ll never leave none of mine behind no matter the circumstances. So like I said, F*ck Ricky!”
His story is similar to Snoop Dogg’s abandoned son, who last week granted an interviewto tell how his father was absent from his life.