Tracy Morgan
Family Feud

The LGBTQ community isn't the only faction of American society that has a bone to pick with Emmy-nominated 30 Rocker Tracy Morgan. Apparently, his family doesn't like him very much, either.

Perhaps Freddy Krueger said it best: "Kids… always a disappointment!"

Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan -- a multimillionaire -- is accused of failing to rescue his cash-strapped mother from the financial turmoil that could leave her homeless before the end of the month.

Say it isn't so, "Dominican Lou."

Some members of Morgan's family are upset that the Saturday Night Live alum, who's worth a reported $18 million, refuses to pony up the $25,000 need to help his mother avoid foreclosure on her Ohio home, The New York Daily News said Tuesday.

Morgan has been estranged from his mother, Alicia Warden, for over a decade. The pair had a troubled relationship dating back to Morgan's troubled childhood in Brooklyn's gritty Bedford-Stuyvesant community.

Tracy lamented over his tumultuous relationship with Warden in his 2009 memoir, I am the New Black. Now the star is using the lifetime of bad blood to justify holding fast to his purse strings, insiders say.

Morgan, 43,  has allegedly offered Warden just $2,000 to help her stave off hungry bankers, prompting family members to speak out against him. Asia Morgan, Tracy's 41-year-old sister, just doesn't see why her famous sibling can't lend his mother the entire amount in default.

After all, $25,000 would merely be "a drop in the bucket for Tracy," she says. Asia called Tracy a d*****bag and says she's done keeping quiet about his alleged ill treatment of his kin.

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"Because of the way he's treating our mother, all bets are off," Asia fumes. "He's never been a nice person. And money's just made it worse."

Warden, 61, says her mortgage company has notified her that if she doesn't make a minimum payment by Feb. 23, it will begin foreclosing on her home. It's just the beginning of her money woes.

Her utilities are about to be turned off . She's also been threatened with repossession after falling behind in her car payments.

Warden says she worked until she was laid off in February 2011. Not long after that, she approached Tracy about helping her financially. He initially agreed to pay off the house, but changed his mind after accusing her of giving an interview to the media.

She denies doing any such thing.

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"My mom's house isn't extravagant, but it's her home, Her health is failing. She has diabetes and her legs are giving out on her," Asia says. "She has a son that can do and she's done everything that she could possibly could [sic] for her family."

When Warden's unemployment benefits ran out earlier this month, she again asked her son for help.

To no avail.

After explaining what she owed, she says a female employee of Morgan's called and presented her with the $2,000 offer.

"Tracy's offering you a one-shot deal. I told her, 'Thank you, but no thank you. I'm not some person in the street.' That was the straw that broke the camel's back."

Asia chimes in, "My mother did everything she could. She ran numbers, but she did it to put food on the table. We were raised in the [Tompkins] projects [in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn], but we didn't think we were poor."

Morgan was briefly hospitalized for "exhaustion" after accepting an award at last month's Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The incident prompted allegations that the sober alcoholic has again fallen off the wagon.

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Comments on "Tracy Morgan can't be bothered to help mom fight foreclosure"

Albert January 18, 2014 | 8:32 AM

Will Smith said it best. If you are not present during my struggles, do not expect to be present during my success.

Realistic February 10, 2012 | 6:19 AM

I don't think he should help his mother just because he has the money to do so. In life we all make choices that determine our financial situation and she obviously didn't make wise choices or she wouldn't be facing forclosure. It sounds like all she cares about is money and not the man behind the money.

dana wilson February 03, 2012 | 11:24 PM

tracy open the can of worms about family and still havent explaied what his family done to him it will end his career to find out that he lied yes tracy bought his mother a house the biggest lie he tiold on national tv when how much u paid for it and why is it going into forclosure answer that tracy

thomas teal February 02, 2012 | 11:21 PM

How can a person leave with so much hate in their heart, hate is nothing more thean poison,, how long morgan is going to keep the poison inside of him,

jamal thompson February 02, 2012 | 11:14 PM

I understand we kids are not obligated to do anything for our mothers,but seriously you have 18million and your mother all she needs is 25,000 dirty dollars, really Morgan, people the leave on the pass, Time to move on, after all she is your mother don't matter what she is your mother can't change that, what ever happen Let god take care of it. unless you don't beleive in God,,,,,,,,,God bless you Morgan. I pray god touch your heart and you help her.

Sandy February 02, 2012 | 4:23 PM

I know this might seem foreign to many, especially in a world where sacrifice and family responsibility (regardless of past mistakes and issues), is not taught or passed down. I don't mean to use the religious card, but I do believe in the 5th commandment: to honor our mother and father. There are no stipulations in that commandment. What a shame that he feels justified in his actions.

Washington DC February 02, 2012 | 1:37 PM

Pay your mama's house off fool! Remember who had who jerk!

Samantha February 02, 2012 | 8:51 AM

No one knows the story of this family so they should not judge his decision. If he has been estranged from this woman for over a decade there are serious issues in the family. I'm not for or against his decison because common sense is that his sister is not telling the whole story. so does she think running him down in them media would get the money. This family has ISSUES....

Keith Landen February 02, 2012 | 8:45 AM

Tracy Morgan is and has always been a pig. How anybody thinks he's funny is beyond me.

Marie February 02, 2012 | 7:42 AM

I'm one for family helping family no matter what, my family helps each other out with money depending on who has how much and who needs how much. But I'm sure there's a lot more to the story than there seems. He has come off as a complete ass lately, but we don't know much about his relationship with his mother. There might be a reason he won't help; perhaps she has drug or alcohol issues.

Charlotte February 02, 2012 | 7:21 AM

From what the article says, anytime any attempt was made to contact Tracy it had to do with money. Why isn't there any mention of how much they love him or if they have sent him birthday cards or Christmas gifts and made an attempt to reconcile on a non-monetary basis? No, just asking for money over and over. He got out and did something with his life, why is it he is the only family member that appears to have done that and now owes everyone else? I don't think so. There's always work. McDonalds or something, get a roommate, or sell the house and move into an assisted living arrangement, she obviously has health issues that would possibly make her eligible. But the only answer they seem to be seeking is for Tracy to solve their problems.

Kendra February 02, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Why do people always assume that the word mom defines sunshine and light, lol. The man has not talked to his mother in over ten years, something happen. They don't even who Tracy is today but yet they call him names. My mother was one of the worst people on the planet but I took care of her until she died and you know the thanks I got? She called in her insurance policy, spent the money and left me wih the bill for her burial. No Tracy, keep your money honey you earned it. You did your part and offered her $2K and her pride led her to decline, 2K would have been something but she wanted all or nothing which says alot about her.

OhReally? February 02, 2012 | 6:51 AM

Sorry, but families usually cause the most damage in ones' life! Tracy doesn't OWE his mother or sister or any other money grubbing relative anything!

Linda February 02, 2012 | 6:15 AM

I agree with geesh completely. It isn't as though he has had a healthy relationship with his mother according to the article for over a decade so let the chips fall where they may. He owes her nothing.

geesh February 02, 2012 | 5:10 AM

why is it that people assume because they have a wealthy relative, that relative is supposed to bail them out. if they haven't had a relationship for sometime, why should it be required of him to bail her out. i love how people assume they have rights to someone elses money..

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