Just this morning, we were cracking up about Tyrese‘s shenanigans. He never ceases to amaze us.
Any New Yorker who rides the subway knows that at any given moment, you can expect someone to run up in your train car delivering a sob story while panhandling, selling candy, breakdancing or trying to intimidate you into buying their mixtape. Our boy Tyrese chose the latter of the four when he hopped on a Brooklyn train Friday afternoon. Well, to be exact, he wasn’t pushing a mixtape, but he was definitely trying to convince folks to purchase his new album, Black Rose, which went on sale today.
He began his spiel with the “Excuse me everybody” that causes most subway riders to groan in anticipation of what’s coming while quietly slipping in their headphones.
“My name is Tyrese. I’m a singer,” he continued. “I left all of the major record labels so that I could do my thing as an independent artist.”
His speech then took a comedic turn as he informed passengers that was security team is with him.
“I got my security in case anybody decides to hit me in the neck. And I’m asking that y’all download my new album, ‘Black Rose.'”
Some patrons exited the train at the following stop, but others looked on, clearly amused.
“Black Rose! I’m independent! I’m grassroots! I’m in these streets! I’m a street performer! I’m ’bout dat, son!”
The actor then proceeded to dance, which definitely hyped up one passenger, who informed Ty that he just “came home.” The entire two-minute Facebook video is actually quite hilarious.
Check it out below.
Editors Note: You can watch the video here if you’re having trouble viewing.