Tyrese was stunned when his ex-wife claimed her job is "living life".
The 'Fast and Furious' star has a court-ordered child support deal with Norma Gibson - the mother of his 11-year-old daughter Shayla - that is designed to help her work towards becoming self-sufficient but they are in dispute because he doesn't want to pay her escalating costs for babysitters.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, Tyrese claimed Norma sat for a deposition and was asked by an attorney what she had done on August 21 to have required seven hours of childcare bills, and she explained she had been busy "living life".
She further explained: "I am working. I am working on my book. I am working on my life. I am running errands at home."
The 39-year-old actor and his team insist Norma simply feels no obligation to find a job or contribute financially to raising Shayla because Tyrese is rich and able to cover all the costs.