Kevin Hart got ahead of an upcoming scandal and took to Instagram on Saturday to deliver an apology to his family over an alleged infidelity. The comedian’s apology already has over 300k views and many comments.
Heart is clearing the air right before the storm
Kevin Hart issued an apology to his wife and kids for an error in judgment that he says someone is using for financial gain.
“I’m not perfect. I’m not going to sit up here and say that I am, or claim to be in any way shape or form,” he says. “I’m at a place in my life where I feel like I have a target on my back, and because of that I should make smart decisions, and recently I didn’t,” Hart goes on.
“And I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen, and they did. And in doing that I know that I’m going to hurt the people closest to me, who’ve I talked to and apologized to, that would be my wife and my kids.”
Hart and wife Eniko Parrish have been married a year and are expecting a child. He has two older children with ex-wife Torrei Hart: daughter Heaven, 12, and son Hendrix, 9.
In the caption text that accompanied his post, he wrote, “I gotta do better and I will. …I love you all.”
The actor and comedian was candid, using profanity to characterize his situation: “It’s a (profanity) moment when you know you’re wrong and there’s no excuses for your wrong behavior.” He concluded his message by taking a stand against the individual who has been trying to take advantage of the situation,
“I’m also not going to allow a person to have financial gain off of my mistakes and in this particular situation that was what was attempted. I said I’d rather fess up to my mistakes.”
Such a Twitter response
The video, which is just under five minutes long, is highly produced and features audio from Hart’s appearances on radio shows, according to TMZ.
At one point, it cuts to a bedroom scene where two people appear to be having sex on a bed — but it’s unclear who they are. Afterwards, a man who looks like Hart is seen walking through the room.
According to TMZ, the FBI knows the identity of the person who extorted the actor, and law enforcement sources said the suspect contacted the star’s reps and demanded up to $10 million to keep the footage under wraps.
While Hart posted an apology on Saturday, Twitter users delivered quite a response and roasted him.
Kevin Hart cheated on his ex wife with his present wife..
And now he has cheated on the present wife.
Ex wife: pic.twitter.com/xyFi9RXzCi
— please follow back🙏 (@eliaschy) September 17, 2017
— D.T. (@Darlene26811165) September 17, 2017
kevin hart's wife should put all his favorite stuff on the top shelf
— yung gutta prophet (@cartierburgundy) September 17, 2017
Besides Kevin Hart, this is really what black men do when we're not texting our girl back pic.twitter.com/mJDgu7ZXeQ
— Scoobert Doobert (@jo_holsey) September 17, 2017
To be honest, Kevin Hart is not even cute enough or tall enough to be spreading his dick around like that.
— Monique Judge (@thejournalista) September 17, 2017