Stevie J. joined Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with the protests against social injustice and police brutality against Black people taking place across the globe, but his post went a little sideways when some fans piped up with questions about his recent abuse allegations against wife Faith Evans.
Evans reportedly was arrested last week for putting hands on the producer after an argument between the two became physical. TMZ reports there were visible marks on Stevie’s face when police arrived and the R&B songstress was reportedly charged with felony domestic violence but bonded out the same day.
While the majority of Stevie’s fans were glad to see him participating in Blackout Tuesday, some curious followers couldn’t help but ask about the recent allegations.
“That’s how faith had you,” wrote a follower.
“Tell us why @therealfaithevans beat you up… what did you do to her sir?” asked another.
“Are you & faith ok?” wondered a third.
A fourth fan defended Stevie, suggesting his fans focus on the larger matter at hand, writing, “Yall leave him alone about faith and grow tf up!! we at war out here !!!👏 @hitmansteviej_1 🖤🖤🖤.”
Other fans stayed on the topic of the blackout, some commending the “Love & Hip Hop” star for using his platform for the greater good, and others reminding him to use the correct hashtag (#BlackoutTuesday) and encourage people to vote.
“Yessss! Come though !!! 🖤@hitmansteviej_1”
“Black it on out♠️⚫️💻🖤✔️♣️✊🏾”
“Today is also VOTING DAY in many states please encourage people to get out and VOTE as well”
“Hashtag blackout Tuesday please”
Stevie J. and Faith Evans met in the ’90s, began dating in 2016, broke up briefly, and tied the knot in their Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel room in 2018. In 2019, there were reports of trouble in paradise that arose after the pair unfollowed each another on social media.