Enough is enough with this dude.
Is Tyrese really serious the way he treated an interviewer to promote HIS album?
Eating chicken and burping?
Does this muthafucka have no home training?
Here is the low down…
Being in the Radio business for just over 10 years, I have met & interviewed A-list artists/actors, and I have had my share of D-list. Whomever it was, I always made sure I was prepared, treated them with respect, and gave a great interview (asking the questions that listeners and now viewers, wanted to know). Earlier this year, I was blessed to be able to launch Urban Informer TV which airs on Comcast Channel 25 in Baltimore City. When the artist are in town, 80% of the time, I have a chance to sit down with them.
This week, Tyrese was in town to promote his upcoming album, Open Invitation, which is in stores on November 1st. Me being a real fan of Tyrese, I went the extra step to research information to ask him questions about his music, films, books, and anything someone would want to know about him. Dealing with people you never know what you are going to get. When Tyrese first walked into the radio station (where I was going to tape today), he seemed to be in good spirits…or maybe I was wrong.
After waiting for him to finish his radio interview, we were ready to roll. Now, after reminding Tyrese that we were taping this for TELEVISION, he insited that he wanted to keep eating the chicken and have the box in front of him. From his random chicken conversations, sidebar convos during the interviews with his entourage, burping, to disresecting me by asking “so how many more questions you have”. Mind you, I wasn’t doing too much talking. We all know that Mr. Gibson can be long-winded. Being the professional that I am, I laughed (because I was in disbelief) and kept on going. In the snippet of the interview below, you can see Tyrese being very arrogant, and disrespectful. I feel as though if Tyrese was on a non-urban television show (ie The View, Good Morning America,), these actions would not have happened. So why be disrespectful on a urban television show that is trying to help you promote an album (that not too many folks know you have coming out).
After I cut the interview short, my production team had to get my downtown to tape an interview with J. Cole (whom had did 2 radio interviews, an in-store, a sold out performance all while being sick, and did an interview for UI TV). I didn’t have a chance to talk to Tyrese about the disrespect but I did have a chance to air him out on the radio and Twitter. He sent the following messages to 92Q’s Online Editor @robinrazzi (she tweeted about the whole experience as I talked about it on the radio with Kiki), after his label had been notified about the incident, which it was reported that he didn’t know he did anything wrong.
Source: The Urban Informer
Here is Tyrese Twitter reply:
No Tyrese, he didn’t have the decency to call you.
You already showed him who you were so he chose to believe it.
I’ll be honest,
The only time I like Tyrese is when he is in character.
Over the years, I really started being over him as a person.
Sure, he has a nice body and I am sure he is a stallion in bed.
But to wake up next to that ego every day????????
I feel sorry for whoever he is fucking.
He and that arrogant attitude of his has become a complete turn off to his brand.
I have heard stories and know people who have been around him and it is the same story.
You need to get with the program.
You are pretty unlikeable.
Your music career is null and void and your only saving grace is the fact you are an a AMAZING actor and a book.
Speaking of him and that damn book…
What confuses me is he will sit his ass on Twitter preaching those long winded tweets…
… but then have this nasty attitude.
I can see right through you and I’m everyone else is starting too.
I applaud the interviewer for Urban Informer being professional.
It would have taken all my power to keep my career and Jesus First.
As much as I believe in treating people with respect, I would have had to POLITELY curse his ass out.