“Grandma Joyce has been the bridge that links Chris to Royalty. It shouldn’t be that way but it is,” a insider close to the singer tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “Nia wasn’t thrilled at all about letting royalty visit him while he’s on tour. But she knew Joyce would be there and that was the only reason why she agreed to it! Chris is thanking his lucky stars that she’s his mother. He needs to put her on the payroll because she’s been playing hostage negotiator for him.” That’s what mothers are for, to be there to help guide you — no matter at what age!
The insider tells us that Joyce feels she knows just how to get to Nia — mother to mother. “She’s the only one who knows ‘Nia speak.’ She knows how to talk to that girl, how to calm her down and how to make the situation make sense for everyone involved. She’s constantly in Nia’s ear, telling her to stop holding royalty hostage. She tells her that just as much as Royalty is with her mother, she needs that same time and attention from her father.” Agreed. Nia needs to allow Chris to parent their daughter, because he’s here to stay!
Chris’ Mother Is Handling The Custody Arrangement Of Royalty
“Chris knows his mother has the magic touch. But Joyce is fair too,” our insider went on to say. “She checks Chris’ butt all the time and puts him in his place when he’s being wrong and selfish. She checks Nia too. And lets her know when she’s out of pocket and demanding too much. They don’t really need a judge to weigh in on their custody battle or child support – just leave all that to Joyce.”
The source added, “Her work speaks for itself. Chris is with Royalty as we speak. But all and all, Chris wouldn’t have been able to see his munchkin if it wasn’t for his mother convincing Nia to allow it and telling Nia, that she’d be there to help chaperone.”
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— Brittany King, Reporting by Eric Ray