It wasn’t the happiest Father’s Day in Tommy Lee’s house as the veteran rocker’s son let fly with two stinging social posts.
The former Motley Crue drummer’s relationship with his son has deteriorated badly — and publicly — in recent months. Back in early March, 911 responded to a call after the then-21-year-old allegedly punched his father at their Calabasas property.
After the incident, the rocker claimed he his wife were in bed when Brandon burst in and punched his father, knocking him out. Brandon blamed his father’s drinking problem, which the muso denied on social media. The D.A. declined to file the charges.
Matters escalated once more on Sunday when Brandon posted a video of his father seemingly unconscious on a carpeted floor, with the caption “Look a little sleepy there Tommy.” In another, Brandon reposted Tommy’s Father’s Day message with an additional comment of his own.
“You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we’re so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games,” he wrote. “Someone like you couldn’t raise a man like me. Once again painting our family in a negative light. Who the fuck are you? Just move on dude…” Brandon signed off with a veiled threat to put the rocker “right back to fuckin sleep.”
Remember what happened last time you said this shit? — night night — You gotta show up to be a Dad big guy. If you think we’re so bad (which I can assure you we are not) then you should have showed up to a few more BDays and baseball games. Someone like you couldn’t raise a man like me. Once again painting our family in a negative light. Who the fuck are you? Just move on dude… WE ALL HAVE. ?–or I’ll put you right back to fuckin sleep —
Tommy Lee has yet to respond to the latest posts. See his original message below.
Happy Father’s Day fellas! I’m not gonna sit here and post some fluffed up bullshit for the public to read…. I’m gonna be honest- Being a father ain’t easy! I’m so tired of the fake shit I keep seeing all over IG… let’s get real: It’s a rollercoaster ok? My father taught me to respect everyone and everything and to take care of those that I loved. He taught me to appreciate my possessions, and to be grateful for the things I was given. I’ve fucked up at times but I’ve always bounced back. When I had a child, my first child, I wanted to instill those same virtues into him. Sometimes I feel like I failed as a father, because my kids don’t know the value of things. If they break something, they don’t care because they know they’ll just get a new one, if they hurt someone, they don’t care because so many people tell them it’s OK. I never wanted this for my kids. I know I’m not fully to blame, because their mom has a lot to do with it, enabling bad behavior and buying them things when they weren’t good, but I guess I hoped at the end of the day they would end up kind. I love them dearly, don’t get me wrong, but man, sometimes it’s really tough to watch your kids grow up without those morals. Nothing can really prepare you for fatherhood …. I love my boys but they can be assholes too…and that’s the truth (Cue Honest Guy music)