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Trey Songz hasn’t been on the music or entertainment seen much in recent months but that doesn’t mean the singer is out of touch with the latest headlines. In addition to speaking out on the current racial climate in the country and the far too frequent occurrence of another black man or woman being killed by law enforcement on Instagram a few days ago, Trigga also used the social media platform to voice support for Nate Parker and his film, The Birth of a Nation.
Tell me it isn’t true!!! The comments I read are outrageous. Finding any excuse for another black man murdered by police to be ok. Where is Shaq now? Mad at Colin but can’t say shit about lives being snatched without punishment! Where’s Ray Lewis now? “All people value all lives” is the safest political thing you can say when cops kill unarmed men day after day after day after day? If I lose fans for loving the color of my skin and speaking out on those who wish to kill us off, then I never had those fans to begin with. My heart hurts man, sick of people negating the reality of blacks and many other minorities not being seen as humans.
He wrote on Instagram yesterday in a picture with Nate Parker:
“This flag behind us means many things. The shackles before us, the same. I’m very proud to be American, while there are many things wrong with my country that shame myself and my people as well as many minorities, I love my country! Our history as black people has tried to be erased by those who thought of us as less than human, @origi_nate has brought an American story to life that I am very proud of. Congratulations brother, they tried to slight you in so many ways and you rose above. So many films and only now do they bring up your ACQUITTAL!!! Shine in Gods light #TheBirthOfANation #NateParker #NatTurner #Virginia #BlackLivesMatter #1831 #2016”
This flag behind us means many things. The shackles before us, the same. I’m very proud to be American, while there are many things wrong with my country that shame myself and my people as well as many minorities, I love my country! Our history as black people has tried to be erased by those who thought of us as less than human, @origi_nate has brought an American story to life that I am very proud of. Congratulations brother, they tried to slight you in so many ways and you rose above. So many films and only now do they bring up your ACQUITTAL!!! Shine in Gods light #TheBirthOfANation #NateParker #NatTurner #Virginia #BlackLivesMatter #1831 #2016
That message, of course, drew some ire from fans of Trey who refuse to support Nate or his movie on the life of Nat Turner. But Trigga held steadfast in his position, urging his followers to question, as many others have, “why didn’t this come up before any of his other movies?” He added, “I’ll tell you, to derail you from the issue at hand.”
That’s one way of looking at it.
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 20, 2016
Every time another innocent, unarmed Black man is killed I do this weird dance in my head. I ask myself am I mentally, psychologically and emotionally strong enough to watch the video footage. Usually the answer is no. But I still try to get the details, while trying, often unsuccessfully, to avoid the footage of another bloodied, Black body laying on the pavement. If I have the mental capacity and the intelligence to formulate some thoughts on the recent murder, I just might write something for the site. But when I began seeing Terence Crutcher’s name all of the internet last night, I wanted all of it to go away. I kept scrolling. I paused for the pictures of him still alive, smiling, a young boy seated on his knee. But after Summer16, I didn’t have any words. I don’t know if I should attribute my choice to disassociate to rawness, numbness, fatigue or just plain avoidance.
Still, I feel this obligation to at least talk about Crutcher because before he was presumed to be a “bad guy” by members of the Tulsa police department, he had a life, a family. He was a person and for that alone, I know we should be talking about him. Still though, I don’t have the words. So I compiled a couple of thoughts shared by a few celebrities that likely mirror a lot of our own feelings right now.
See what they had to say.
Now let all the racists come forth and say that racism doesn’t exist. Those who will make a reason for why this man was shot and killed. Fuck you! Can you not see why we shout BLACK LIVES MATTER! Can you not see why Colin Kaepernick says fuck your national anthem?! A bomber, literally a terrorists, shoots it out with the cops and is safely detained yet this unarmed black man is shot down like so many others. If you don’t see the problem, you are the problem. #prayformypeople
“We’ve got to tackle systemic racism. This horrible shooting again?! How many times do we have to see this in our country? In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air. This is just unbearable and it needs to be intolerable. So maybe I can, by speaking directly to White people, say, ‘Look, this is not who we are!’ We’ve got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias. There are good, honorable, cool-headed police officers. We’ve seen them in action in New York over the last 48 hours because of the terrorist attacks. We can do better. We have got to reign in what is absolutely inexplicable. And we’ve got to have law enforcement respect communities and communities respect law enforcement because they’ve got to work together.”
Take a knee…people riot.
Take a bullet…people quiet.
— Lecrae (@lecrae) September 20, 2016
so all you you “mad at national anthem kneelers” w verification checks—-yall got another 2 cents for #TerenceCruthcher or nah?
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) September 20, 2016
how can watch vid of UNARMED #TerenceCrutcher stopped w car trouble being gunned down by police & not see the problem?
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) September 20, 2016
Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey
Good morning America. In case they’re still wondering why we say #BlackLivesMatter… Damn. How I wish that the outrage from a man taking a knee during a song would match the outrage of another life being ripped from under us. How I wish that you would love this country enough to actually acknowledge what’s wrong with it and help fix it. How I wish that the truly good people would show their faces. How I wish that the men and women in uniform who actually ARE good and are here to protect and serve would stand up and acknowledge these executions. Is this what you want to represent your firm of officers? I believe deep down inside my heart that the majority of people are profoundly good. God I just wish you would all show up and prove it. #TerenceCrutcher ✊🏿🙏🏿✊🏿
Tiffany Crutcher, Terence’s twin sister
“You all want to know who that big, bad dude was? That big, bad dude was my twin brother. That big, bad dude was a father. That big, bad dude was a son. That big, bad dude was enrolled at Tulsa Community College, just wanting to make us proud. That big, bad dude loved God. That big, bad dude was at church singing, with all of his flaws, every week. That big, bad dude that’s who he was. We just celebrated our 40th birthday, August 16th, a month ago. And I have his text message and it said, ‘I’m going to show you. I’m going to make you all proud.’ And now he’ll never get that chance because of the negligence and the incompetency and the insensitivity and because he was a big, bad dude. He’ll never get that chance…I want for everyone to know that that big, bad dude, his life mattered. His life mattered. His life mattered.”
Veronica Wells is the culture editor for MadameNoire.com. She is also the author of “Bettah Days.”
Surprise, Trey’s Angels!
If you didn’t already know, today (Nov.28) the R&B crooner turned 31 and instead of kicking back and celebrating his big day, he’s extended the love to his fans and gifted them with a surprise mixtape titled To Whom It May Concern.
Hosted by the infamous mixtape DJ, DJ Drama, the 12-track project boasts of hard hitting production credits from DJ Mustard, Rico Love, Mano and more, anchored by his affinity for club bangers and baby making music.
In addition to the unexpected release, Songz penned a touching letter to his fans via Billboard, sharing intimate details of the project and explaining that the mixtape is an honest reflection of his life and reality beyond the the bright lights and fame.
“My music is sometimes categorized as a song, single, stream, download, mixtape or album, but it’s really the soundtrack to my life,” he writes. “Every lyric is a reflection of where I am within a specific emotion. I’m going through some sh*t like we all are. I look in the mirror and I judge myself like we all do. I want to make it to the better version of myself.”
“My brightest days and my darkest hours come through in my music,” he continued. “This letter could be a lot longer but I just put it in the songs. I give you my love, my confusion, my worries, my happiness, my sadness, my music.”
Read Trey’s full letter here and stream the mixtape below.
In case you weren’t aware, July 14 marks a very special day of the year. It’s National Nude Day, a celebration of nakedness, hot bodies and everything that we love about our favorite male celebrities. But as much as we might want to indulge in a little NSFW action, we are keeping things at least a little tame while giving you all a taste of the hotness. So without further adieu, here are some of our favorite shirtless celebs.
Trey Songz stopped by “The Breakfast Club” yesterday to chit chat with Charlemagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee about the success he’s been enjoying from theTrigga Reloaded album, wanting kids, Chris Brown and some of the drama that comes along with being such a sex symbol.
Check out some of the excerpts from the interview below and then watch the full thing on the next page.
On touring with his friend Chris Brown
Charlemagne: Do you ever have conversations with Chris Brown like ‘You f**kin’ up the money bro?”
I mean I’ve had many conversations with him about the money, about his personal well being all that. But what Chris got going on with Chris, Chris got to figure out. No matter who talks to him. And I think it’s beautiful that’s he’s just being a father in his daughter’s life right now. It’s dope. I pray for Chris. I pray for all my friends. I think he’s under a lot of scrutiny. And it’s very hard. The difference between me and Chris, I tell people all the time, is Chris was 15 when we started. I was 20. It was different. Chris went straight up the pop charts. It took me a cool four years to see the amount of sex–success he had initially.
Charlemagne: You said amount of sex. *Cackles*
That’s cliche. I was trying to say success. Yeah, Chris was having so much sex. Yeah… so you know for me, I was already a man perse when this happened and the slower escalation of success. It got me a chance to actually wrap my mind around what it is. But when you actually become a person and figuring out who you are in front of people, and then you have something crazy happen in your life. People build you all the way up to try to tear you down.
Everyone knows that Trey’s nickname is “Mr. Steal Your Girl.” Late last year, the moniker led to questions and speculations about him being involved in the death of “Hit The Floor” dancer Stephanie Moseley.
See what he had to say about that incident:
I actually was really in a crazy place in my mind at that time. Because to place somebody’s death on somebody else, without knowing the dealings. Just based off speculation and wanting website hits and wanting this generation to get this…that’s sad. That’s real sad. You don’t know what spirits you playing with. And I won’t go into the depth of the situation because I respect the woman we’re talking about. I respect her family and I don’t want to talk negatively about anything in the situation. But it’s a sad story. Did anybody lose their life because of me? No. Point, blank period.
On wanting to have children
Charlemagne: Have you caught the Daddy Bug yet?
Man I want kids. I’ve been wanting children before you could even imagine. I raised all the kids in my family. My younger brother, he’s 20-years-old, he just had his first child. I remember when he was a child. I used to burp him change his diapers, now he got a baby, so…
Charlemagne: Just take the condom off
Naw. I don’t think it’s that simple for me. You just want to take the condom off, that sounds a little crazy. It’s more to it than that, I would like to believe. No, but I want kids, I want a family all of that. But I’m not in a rush to do it because people think that’s what should be happening in my life or that I need kids or my momma been begging me for a grand baby or any of that, I just want to make sure that it’s the right decision.
Charlemagne: That’s important you say that because a lot of girls think that only happens to them, like as they get older people are like ‘You gotta have a baby now!’ ‘You gotta have a family.’ No, guys get that too!
No everybody. My whole family. Every time I come home. Now, I got a nephew, they want me to have a baby like six months from now.
Angela: But I’m sure they’re very concerned about who you have a baby with.
Naw, actually they not too much, at this point.
I just was actually talking about it earlier with my friend. I remember a couple years ago, I had to go take a couple of tests. I actually didn’t know these people who were claiming that I had children. This is the type of stuff that I keep out of the media. It was a couple of accusations. Throughout my career, it’s happened a few times. I remember my momma went with me. And I was like ‘Momma, it’s cool. I don’t know this girl.’ She was like ‘But, if it is yours, we gotta see it for the blessing it is. And it’s going to be…’ No! I don’t know who this person is.
See what he said about the special woman in his life and monogamy on the next page.
It’s the job of artists to entertain us, but these stars took things to the next level. The 10 artists included on this list have done everything: offering their fans lap dances, letting them cop a feel, and even kissing them in front of thousands of people. That’s one hell of a way to say thank you for the support! We don’t know how eager we would be to get so close to these stars, but if the fans like it, then I guess we love it…
If you didn’t know, Ms. Jackson does this. The Velvet Rope Tour anyone? Janet Jackson has been seducing her male fans and making their fantasies come true for years. The music legend doesn’t see anything wrong with a little bump and grind with her fans, and sometimes, as she did in this video, she sticks her tongue in their mouths…
Yesterday, we reported on the heartbreaking news that actress Stephanie Moseley had been murdered by her husband, Earl Hayes, who later took his own life. Several reports have popped up since then with sources claiming to have knowledge of the circumstances that pushed Hayes to take Moseley’s life. One troubling report claims that Earl was convinced that Moseley had carried on a romantic affair with R&B singer Trey Songz.
So far, Trey’s people have remained silent regarding the allegations, but there is someone who has decided to speak on the reports and that person is 50 Cent. On Instagram earlier today, the rapper-turned-actor decided to butt in and question Trey’s dedication message to Stephanie.
R.I.P babygirl. Once an angel on earth, now watching over us from Heaven. You’ll b missed but never forgotten. Love
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) December 9, 2014
“Trey how you get all in this sh! T man,” 50 wrote. “Talking like a pimp, Baby you was a angel here on earth an now in the sky. You’ll be missed but never forgotten. LOVE ? Call my phone.”
The post was later removed from 50’s account. It is unclear what he was hoping to accomplish with the post, but whatever the motive, it seems a tad insensitive considering that two people lost their lives less than 48 hours ago. As previously reported, 50 also addressed his estranged friend Floyd Mayweather, who was reportedly on FaceTime with Hayes before he shot Moseley.
Cornrows have been popular since the ’70s, but everyone (and their mother) was wearing them in the early ’00s, including many of the famous fellas whose music we do or did jam to. Here are 10 celebrity men who we were glad to see leave these looks behind:
When you see Jason DeRulo these days, he looks like this:
But as you’ll see if you click on the video below, at one point, while trying to get his career off the ground, DeRulo rocked some very interesting cornrows and a whole different sound:
Chris Brown may very well be the most talked about talent in hip-hop and R&B right now. He’ s passing drug tests, partying with the Kardashians and just dropped a hot video for the single “Flame” featuring Usher and Rick Ross.
Among everything he already has to celebrate, he may be soon popping and locking in a town near you as he recently teased a tour with the often baby oiled and always baby faced, Trey Songz.
The two sex symbols allowed their fans to eavesdrop on their Instagram conversation yesterday as they toyed around with the idea of hitting the road together soon.
Taking a creative approach to the announcement, the two Virginia natives shared a chat via Instagram that seem to leak from their inboxes. The two engaged in what appeared to be a private conversation as Trey proposed the idea of a tour and Chris responded that the idea was so crazy, it may just work. Along with a tour, the two apparently are linking up in the studio so they can make music and unite their panty-dropping powers. Later in the day the two confirmed that tour talks are definitely in the works although they have yet to decide on a name. They are inviting fans to help decide.
Oh lawd, I can only imagine: “The Pop Lockin’ and Panty Droppin’ Tour”? “Guns and Graffitti”? These venues are probably going to smell like thigh sweat, Chanel No. 5 and thirst. But I bet it will be one hot tour. Check out Chris’s new vid for Flames below:
The Kardashians Are On The Hunt Again: Kylie And Kendall Jenner Party It Up With Tyga, Trey And Breezy
Kylie and Kendall Jenner got pretty cozy with the some of the most desired men in hip- hop and R&B last night.
Chris Brown, Tyga and Trey Songz attended a house party last night and were joined by the ladies and a gang of pics of all the fun turned up on Instagram.
I’m still not exactly sure what these young ladies do besides party and “model”, but then again I’m still not completely clear on their sisters’ claim to fame either.
Looks like the young celebs had a ton of fun, but for Breezy’s sake not too much fun. Check out the pics: