Sunday, January 3, 2010

No Diggity, No Doubt: Teddy Riley says he 'collared' his daughter

Ohhh, jam! There's no ifs, ands or diggities about it -- music producer Teddy Riley admits to manhandling his two daughters and threatening to bash them with a toy guitar.

"I did not hit her. I collared her," the "Groove Me" singer said of the altercation at his Los Angeles home that began with his 18-year-old daughter, Taja.

"I handled it like a parent," he said in the video.

Unfortunately, this picture below, published on, shows his daughter was a bit bruised after the old school style of parenting.

The Dec. 23 incident concluded when the Harlem-bred Riley had tossed both of his daughters down on the ground in front of him and threatened knock them into next week with the guitar from the Rock Band video game.

"I grabbed the guitar, the rock guitar" he recalled. "And I said I'm going to go across both of y'all heads if y'all don't get out my house right now."

Taja Riley filed claims in Los Angeles County Superior Court that her 43-year-old father abused her and her older sister by "stomping, punching and bashing them." Teddy Riley has since been slapped with a temporary restraining order.

Teddy Riley decided he wanted to share his side of the story. Just watch the video for yourselves. He even acts out the whole scene. I don't think I've ever seen a celebrity come this clean in front of a paparazzi camera. What was he thinking!? Or perhaps, what was he drinking!?

The nasty altercation between the music producer and his two daughters was even widely discussed on Twitter, according to a report on

Riley, known for being a member of R&B groups Guy and BlackStreet, is also widely recognized as the creator behind the New Jack Swing music movement in the late 80s/early 90s.

He even co-produced Michael Jackson's album, Dangerous, in 1991.

Below, he talks with Don Lemon of CNN about Jackson's death. He also recalls how he and his daughter hung out with the King of Pop at the Neverland Ranch.

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