Kyrie Irving briefly broke his silence and said he has nothing but love for former girlfriend Kehlani Parrish after accusations of infidelity against her led to her suicide attempt.
The star Cleveland Cavaliers point guard took to Twitter Wednesday night to go on the record and confirm Parrish's claims that the two were not dating when she was slammed a cheater.
But, only moments later he backtracked on his support and deleted the tweets without explanation.
"It's unfortunate that it's received so much attention but it's become bigger because of a post that was misunderstood," he wrote in a series of four telling tweets.
The devastating drama began when rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR suggested he rekindled a romance with Parrish and posted a photo of them in bed. While defending Parrish, Irving condemned her ex for his role in the messy scandal.
"It's been hard to see what's been going on and not address the truth. I do not justify the picture of what dude did to try to spark all of this nonsense that could have been avoided," the 24-year-old wrote.
"Me and Kehlani were not dating when the picture came out," Irving explained.
The 20-year-old musician tried to end her life on Monday amid growing rumors, and later detailed her pain in a heart-wrenching and since-deleted Instagram post.
Irving had remained quiet in the wake of Parrish’s self-harm, even as friend Chris Brown bashed the young singer for “flexing for the gram.”
The basketball star’s remarks came hours after Parrish shared she had returned home and thanked loyal followers.
She has yet to respond to Irving's comments but her former beau said he sends “nothing but love and compassion.”
“My only focus the Game I love to play every night,” he added.