Tyrese performs at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2011 at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on Oct. 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.

*There are two sides to the incident at a Delaware radio station that resulted in Tyrese being removed from the premises, but both camps said it took place following the singer’s on-air comments about the proximity of a liquor store to a school.

In an interview with Hello Beautiful!,Tyrese says the issue struck a nerve with him because alcohol nearly destroyed his family.

“For those folks who have read my book, my mother struggled with alcohol for 27 years by the grace of God my mother has been sober for 4 years from alcohol abuse is a very sensitive subject for me because it killed my childhood” says Tyrese. “Liquor Stores and the personalities that they attack should not be that close to innocent kids!”

In an exclusive interview with the blog, Tyrese explains why he stands by his words at the station and refuses to apologize for discussing an issue that ultimately affects the entire community. Click here to watch.