Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - All of that still counts as a relationship. - Pinky ring till I get a wedding ring. - Oh, we going there? - I am shocked at what I've heard today. (talking over each other) - Whoa, whoa, whoa, order in the court! (dramatic music) (intense music) - Hi, my name is Judge Joyce, and I've been settling petty disputes since the day I was born because I'm a bad (bleep). And I'm joined by my right-hander, Gadiel, my baliff. - You know what it is Plaintiff Kayline is bringing defendant Michael to Petty Court today as there has been endless debate over the age old question, can exes be friends? Welcome to Petty Court, Michael and Kayline. - Looking forward to today's ruling. Hoping to finally put this issue in the past and ready to move on. - In the past. Okay, all right. - Let's hear the story from the plaintiff. - Okay, I am bringing Michael here to court because I do think in fact that exes can be friends, seeing that we have been friends, and in a relationship for about seven years. We started out sophomore year of college, as friends, and then eventually, he left the friend zone, and now I feel like it would make sense that we would still be friends, seeing that we started as friends. - Okay okay, the defendant, speaks his case, Michael. - As it pertains to this case, Your Honor, in my opinion, I do not believe exes can be friends for the following reasons. The plaintiff has demonstrated jealous behavior in the past. Which is detrimental to the wellbeing of the defendant, myself, and anybody involved with the defendant, so you can see how that can be problematic. - Your Honor, may I interject, just a little bit here? - Absolutely, Kayline. - Well, I would like to point out that the moment that this person here is referring to, is actually during college. You know, college life, you're a little here and there, everywhere, you don't really know who you are just yet. We are now three years out of college. I think we have both shown signs of maturity and I think that a friendship can in fact evolve. - Your Honor, it's interesting that we're having this discussion about exes, seeing that Kayline and I are not exes in the traditional sense. - Oh, we going there? Really? - Yes ma'am, we are going there. - Okay, okay! - The court is- - As the Drake line goes, "Pinky ring 'til I get a wedding ring." And Kayline and I, I'd say we were in a seven year situationship. If anything. - [Kayline] What? - And, with that being said, I don't even know why we're in the court today. - First so all, okay, because now you getting me out of my professional, okay- - Order in the court! Order in the court. Kayline you may speak. - Number one, I feel like that is the issue with this generation, and this is a prime example. Investing time, investing love, investing yourself into another person, regardless of if it was boyfriend and girlfriend, still counts as a relationship, regardless. Number one, eh eh, eh eh- (Kayline and Michael talk over each other) - Aye aye, whoa whoa whoa, order in the court! Before I get my bayliff, my hitter. - Yeah it's order in the court, calm down. - Thank you, and number two, if I do go back to my history here, I do want to make it clear that we did in fact date for at least a week. Now, I get it, I get it, that's nothing technically compared to the seven year time span, right? But at the end of the day, was this man not someone that I told all of my deepest darkest secrets to. Was this not the one man that I went to laugh with, yes. So I think that is an argument- - Wasn't that the one man that you played? (guitar strum) - Oh. - Okay Michael, please come to the court and speak your truth. I wish I had some wine, let's get started. - In the past, and you may be asking, you know, why didn't it work out between the two of us? I'm here today to tell you that it didn't work out because the plaintiff was unserious about the defendant. Oftentimes, she left the defendant for other people, while I was here, taking care of the home. You can understand how a resentment can develop and build in large part due to her failures to be a good partner. - Before you answer, Kayline, I will say something. This relationship, it sounds like a friends with benefits. I do know Kayline on a personal level, so I know that she was probably protecting herself and her heart, but in a relationship, it takes two to make a failure. So let's make sure in this court, we are honest, because petty always has a little bit of truth. - I just wanna say that when I was very serious about making a commitment to this man, he, himself, I get it, like he wanted to protect himself at that point. He was not serious. So I do feel as though we have never been on the same page, which could also resolved into why we are now exes, and I also want to say that exes can be friends because number one, I can give you examples. We have Jason Momoa, right? And Lisa Bonet, they're together, right? But before she was with Lenny Kravitz, and Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet have a great relationship and the two guys actually- - Your Honor- - I'm sorry, I'm speaking. I'm sorry. They have matching rings. 'Cause they're just so close. So they are able to coexist together. Another example, Will Smith and Jada and Sheree, okay? They are doing their thing, and they are raising multiple children together, and they are all friends, okay? - There are many cases of relationships that didn't go well, or haven't gone well. Large case in point, Ciara and Future. Their relationship is problematic. - He was trash! - That's debatable and hearsay, Your Honor. - All right all right, let's bring the witness to the stand. - Actually, Your Honor, I object. The defense has not had any prior knowledge of this witness entering the courtroom. - Well, it's petty, so, let the witness come up. - Witness, please introduce yourself. - Hello, my name is Jameer, I'm Kayline's coworker. - You have to say the whole truth, real truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God? (Jameer imitates bird chirping) - Yep. (laughing) - I (audio cuts out) word. Or a- - Word. - Let's get started. - First of all Your Honor, I am shocked at what I've heard today. They were spilling tea that I didn't expect to be so hot. - This is Petty Court. If it ain't hot, then it's not gonna be in this (bleep) courtroom.