Although Tyrese Gibson is known initially for laying down smooth tracks, it’s safe to say that the 36-year-old artist can be considered more than just an R&B OG. In addition to music, Tyrese has put in work on the big screen and will be trying this talents at an upcoming talk show with Rev Run on OWN.
This week, he stopped by Hot 97, discussing his final solo album Black Rose; short-film Shame and his open letter to Janelle Monae. He even manages to curve a question about Sanaa Lathan, who was rumored to have been dating earlier this year. Check out a few excerpts:
The Shame song is actually a short film called Shame produced by Denzel Washington and starring myself and Jennifer Hudson. It’s 25 minutes running time and it feels like Dream Girls or Ray. It’s a 1968 piece. It’s dark. It’s dysfunctional. It’s everything that the Shame song represents. The music video is a condensed version of the movie.
On what he was going through while making the album:
I was in relationship for five years on the low. My girl lived with me. That relationship ended. Took my legs from under me. You get used to that familiar energy. I made a bunch of mistakes. I was out on the road. Im a man, Im still curious.
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