Either way, he knows how to drive his point home: The man is "ready to sign them papers."
This, at least, according to the aptly titled "Papers," a new tune released online by the R&B mastermind this morning, in which he discusses his pending divorce from Tameka Foster and gives a bit of lyrical insight fresh for the mining for fans and gossip hounds alike.
Oh, and all those persistent rumors about his marriage putting a strain on his relationship with his mom? As tends to be the case, they were persistent for a reason.
"I done damn near lost my mama/I done been through so much drama/I done turned into the man that I never thought I'd be," he croons. "I'm ready to sign them papers."
Unfortunately, the song, catchy as it is, doesn't give enormous amounts of insight into his soon-to-be dissolved partnership. But he does offer up some details of his personal life, give or take a bit of artistic license.
"I ain't afraid to say I got needs," he sings at one point, following it up with the admission that he's "tired of sleeping in the other room."
"I know it's you I love/I also know it's you I don't like," he continues. "You leave me no options, girl."
Sounds like he's ready to sign them papers.
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