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It’s no secret that Tyrese is not one of our faves. Though we’ll never deny his vocal abilities, his comments on women and relationships over the past few years have either had us rolling our eyes or directing them to the side.

And though Tyrese is known for his shenanigans as much, if not even more so than his music, I was personally still shocked to see the latest stunt he pulled.

In promotion of his new album, Tyrese was traipsing around New York City, hopping on the subway, touching the people and posing with a sleeping, homeless woman.


In all of his extraness, Tyrese decided to post up next to the woman taking a nap, outside to discuss how people are “sleeping” on R&B.


Shockingly, though he’s been called out about it on a couple of Black media outlets, including theGrio and Ebony,com (penned by a formerly homeless writer), the video is still posted on his page.

He says, “So we got a bunch of people sleeping on R&B. My ‘Black Rose” album just came out tonight and they say that fans don’t buy full albums no more. This is what R&B looks like. *turns to sleeping woman* Hello?!”

I just… This is sad really.

Far too many of us walk past homeless people, not really regarding them as people. Just things to avoid as we live our daily lives. But this dude is next level with his. Tyrese, with his $25 million net worth, sat next to a woman who appears to have very few material possessions, and took another thing from her. Her agency.

Not only did he record her unknowingly, he put her image on his Instagram page for his 4.3 million followers to view.

Tyrese released this Black Rose album independently. And I know it’s hard to make money and promote your project without the full support of a label. It’s long since been time that Black artists stand up for themselves and reap the full benefits of their creativity. But there’s got to be a better way than resulting to these type of antics and making fun of the downtrodden just to push your product.

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