Tank Scores Dance Moves Of Former Groupmate Ginuwine A Negative Two: He Is Not Even Making An Attempt
During an appearance on The Morning Hustle radio show, Tank was asked what he would rate the “bad dance moves” of his friend and former groupmate, Ginuwine.
In response, the Grammy-nominated singer said,
“Listen, the Ginuwine I know, from ’97, to the Ginuwine now, he has to relax. On a scale from 1 to 10, we are like a negative 2. He has to relax. … G is not even making an attempt.”
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Ginuwine (real name Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) was once one of the greatest dancers of his generation, or at least he likes to think so. In fact, he said during an interview in 2015 that he could go move for move with the Magic Mike/stripper version of actor Channing Tatum.
According to Ginuwine,
“Back in the day, when ‘Pony’ came out, I don’t believe there was anyone that could dance like me. I had this confidence, like Chris Brown. Now, it’s harder to say, but as long as Channing stays on his feet, I believe I could take him.”
The friendship between Tank and Ginuwine dates back to at least 1997. The two were also members of the group TGT, which was formed in 2007 and also included actor/singer Tyrese Gibson.
TGT released one album together, Three Kings, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. Although they all seem to be in a good place with each other now, the men ultimately fell out and disbanded. Ginuwine left the group in 2015 after a disagreement with Tyrese Gibson and a social media back-and-forth with Tank.
According to Tank,
“What happened the first time around is we fought to make that album. It was a hell of a process. Literally, the only thing that kept me from fighting Tyrese was J. Valentine, my manager. That was just two alphas. Me and Ty are both Capricorns, and we bumped heads every step of the way… That’s my brother, so I can say that. I just felt like he was doing too much.”
“What I think is happening right now is, as stressful as that process was, nobody feels like they have to inconvenience themselves anymore to do it. And I blame that on people being rich, Tyrese is rich, Ginuwine is rich. Do they need TGT? No. Doesn’t matter to them, but the R&B universe needs TGT.”
Tank‘s thoughts that the universe “needs” TGT may have become stronger in recent days as questions regarding Diddy‘s (real name Sean Combs) recent statements that “R&B is dead” have been raised. According to Tank,
“I can’t confirm dude’s level of handsome, [and] I can’t deny what my brother Chris Brown is saying. But what I do know, is that it’s a great conversation and a great starting point. I love that Puff, or brother Love, started the conversation right there. …What I know about R&B music is that the creators aren’t dead, the platforms that play it and distribute it, that’s where the death comes into play.”
“R&B is timeless. It ain’t gonna go away. It’s not gonna have a beat. So when I do hear people, even like Puff saying, you know, ‘R&B is dead,’ he sounds nuts to me, it sounds crazy, you know? Especially knowing that he was a pioneer in understanding, a beneficiary of it. You know? The source that is R&B created the breath of life, that was breathing to hip-hop. It wouldn’t be, there would be no hip-hop if there were no R&B.”
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