Back in May, we told you that former Blackstreet singer, Chauncey Black, filed a lawsuit against his former Blackstreet group member, Teddy Riley. According to Chauncey, Teddy has been illegally using the Blackstreet name for performances. The singer also spoke out on Twitter against his former group member. As if that weren’t enough, recent news suggests that Chauncey isn’t the only one who has a bone to pick with Teddy. During an interview with the Skip Murphy Show, Guy singer Aaron Hall also revealed that he is also at odds with the 90’s music producer.
Earlier this year, Teddy announced that he would be reuniting with Guy members, Aaron and Damion Hall. But according to Aaron, Teddy just disappeared of the scene, leaving them high and dry so that he could perform under the name Blackstreet with Dave Hollister.
“This is what I want to tell the Guy fans, the original Guy fans from ’88. I own 100% of Guy. So being that I started it and everybody thinks its Teddy, what person leaves a group that the fans are saying they want to hear to do Blackstreet number 19. Why would you do that many Blackstreets when everybody wants to hear Guy?”
Aaron says the show must go on though, so he and his brother Damion continue to perform without Teddy.
“My whole thing is this, I wrote em, I’m still singing them, I’m still on tour, I look the same and I ain’t putting any of group members in it but me and my brother. If he wants to leave and do Blackstreet, let him. If he wants to do songs about us, do it. I don’t care. The thing is that me and my brother love my fans.”
The 48-year-old Bronx native added that in the past, he wasn’t very vocal about the group’s issues because he suffered from a speak impediment, but now that he’s overcome it, he intends to speak out more.
“Now you’re hearing it from the oldest one’s voice and the person who couldn’t talk before. You remember when I had a speech impediment? Now I don’t have a speech impediment and now everyone is nervous cause he’s gonna tell the truth… God didn’t allow me to talk to lie.”
“The fans can not be confused. I don’t want the fans to think I did ‘Teddy’s Jam 1, 2 & 3′ for me. I did that to boost him up. He didn’t do no ‘Aaron 1, 2 & 3′ for me. And he left Blackstreet, Chauncey and everybody like 100 times. Now he got Blackstreet number two with Dave and whoever else. They could never be us.”