Recently on an episode of MTV's Catfish, a young man who goes by the moniker of Kidd Cole, was exposed for scamming people out of thousands of dollars of their money and lying about being signed to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music label. The episode is over but the story took an interesting twist earlier this week (June 11) when singer Lil" Mo took to her Instagram. She posted a picture of Kidd Cole and revealed that the catfish was indeed her estranged stepson. In her lengthy caption under his picture, she defended him saying he is not a bad guy.
Big shoutout to MY "estranged" SON!! @colepushaz! i cannot sit here and LOL and point fingers at a young man that has the SAME FATHER as my daughters heaven and Godiss love. i saw the MTV special "Catfish" and my heart was saddened. i laughed at first because i was like "heaven ya brother on TV". BUT the fact is, i literally saw this YOUNG MAN raise HIMSELF!! his grandmother helped. but he wasn't her responsibility. numerous payments was sent to the child support account. that I paid out of my pocket. he was raised without a "YOU know what" !! in these streets, get it how you LIVE IT!! he is NOT a bad guy. he needs guidance. i truly hope he makes his way in the music industry. which is way more cruel than the real world. ps iLove you Jerez!! never give up ok!! love always, MOm #sorryIhadtoBEhumanTHISonce#backtoBEINGanALIEN
In an interview with The Jasmine Brand, the R&B Divas LA star revealed that Cole lived seven minutes from her and her then-husband Gus Stone but didn't really have any contact with him.
"Kidd Cole never lived with us," the "Forever" singer said. "He lived 7 minutes away from us in Anne Arundel County in Maryland. I saw him riding a bike in a neighborhood where my parents and I owned a home. I told my ex to stop the car I saw a boy that looked like Jerez. He pulled up to the car startled and said, “Hi daddy.” My heart dropped. As we had NO contact. Just child support payments, that I made out of my personal account. I never saw him again after that until I found him on IG and saw him on Catfish."
She also revealed that the last thing she heard about her stepson was that he was working with Jaden Smith. Check out the interview here.