Tank Talks TGT Break Up, Support from Black Fans and Butt Licking

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The singer, who recently released his new album “SPL2,”stopped by The Breakfast Club on Tuesday morning (Feb. 2) to chat on everything from the breakup of his supergroup TGT withTyrese and Ginuwine to his lack of financial support for his music from his black fanbase.

Although he didn’t spend much time getting into real specifics surrounding the breakup, Tank did put out that it stemmed from the challenges of working with Tyrese’s demands for more money in light of his success as an actor.

“On a certain level you do kinda have to respect it ‘cause his individual bottom line is different than our bottom line. I get it, I understand it. But it’s the sacrifice of being in a group,” Tank explained.

As the interview continued, Tank touched on his frustration from not having black fans support his music with putting money down to buy his albums. As a result, the singer detailed how he came up with ways to release more mainstream “turn up” songs in an effort to bring folks around to investing financially in his music. To illustrate his point, Tank compared his strategy toUsher’s hit song “Yeah,” the only “turn up” on his 2004 opus “Confessions.”

Shifting gears from that, Tank changed the vibe of the interview in a major way as he weighed in on the state of R&B and being compared to Grammy-winning soul vocalist Sam Smith as well as Kanye West and Amber Rose’s social media TMI on their past sex lives.

To say the TMI expanded in Tank’s personal sexual preferences would be an understatement. To hear singer tell it, unlike Kanye (allegedly), he is all for getting his salad tossed with a tongue instead of a finger.

To see/hear Tank’s Breakfast Club interview, check out the video below:

Tyrese Announces TGT Breakup; Blames it on Ginuwine

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There’s been rumblings of “issues” between the members of TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank) for some time, but now it’s all out in the open.

Things came to a head Thursday when Tyrese went on Instagram to announce that the macho trio is no more and pointed the finger at Ginuwine as the reason why.

I’m sorry to break the news………….. TGT is done………. It’s not about fault….. Business is business….. Me and Tank are still movin….. We will forever love our brother G as brothers…. We’ve got TOO much history to turn this into anything negative…. Even 112 are still together, NEXT, DRU HILL is still together and TROOP and New Edition….. It’s only 3 of us we did one album it was epic……. And now it’s over……. We have been forced to start looking into someone else…… Or me and T just might do it solo…. The reason it worked is because of our history and mutual respect……. I don’t know I’m just shocked and disappointed that I’m even putting up this post……. #ThreeKingsNoMore but I guess…. #LSG only made one album….. Damn..

As you can imagine, Black Ty’s announcement didn’t exactly go over too well with Ginuwine. The “Pony” man didn’t hesitate to let it be known that he thought Tyrese made a “p*ssy” move. And naturally, Ginuwine is pointing the finger at Tyrese, saying his “diva” nature led to conflicts in the group.

“Wow really to post personal Bizns shit is a p*ssy move n*gga why would you do that and since you wanna do that keep it going and we will expose it all DIVA lets get it!!!!!!be a f*cking man not a lil boy talk to me call don’t try and manipulate the situation publicly wack wack wack of you. Exactly why it is the way it is.

So far, the late group’s other member, Tank, has yet to comment on the situation.

 

Tank Apologizes to Tyrese for Blasting His ‘Pure R&B’ Challenge

tank-tyreseTyrese Gibson tried it, and Tank shut him down earlier this week after he took Instagram to issue R&B singers to a challenge – asking them to produce a full R&B album with no Hip Hop features.

Oddly enough, Tank later apologized for reacting publicly to Gibson’s unpopular challenge. Initially reminding him, and fans alike, that artists such as Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton continue to be successful without the help of hip hop guest spot.

Tyrese wrote:

“Here’s my R&B Challenge #TAG the REAL R&B Soul Singers and see if they will “Accept” the challenge……… In their response they just have to write “I accept” #BlackRoseAlbum has 1 ft Snoop…… On my song #DumbShit otherwise you already know what I came with – pure R&B Soul….”

It’s worthy noting that Gibson’s latest album, “Black Rose,” features guest rapper Snopp Dogg, and Tyrese wants fans and critics of his challenge to overlook this little detail.

Tank, who is a member of Tyrese’s R&B super group TGT, and also featured on Gibson’s album, left a comment expressing his disapproval of the challenge:

“no the challenge is shade! None of us have heard of Anthony Hamilton, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, etc!! It’s not a challenge he’s just indirectly flaunting his success!..lol. Which is fine but don’t act like you the only one doing R&B Music!.. lol.”

Shortly after leaving the comments, Tank issued an apology to both Tyrese and Hip Hop fans for reacting publicly to Gibson’s arrogant request:

“I have to issue a public apology to my brother Tyrese! Any issue that I have with any man should be handled with a phone call or a sit down! Not on social media!” Tank wrote on Instagram. “I’ve apologized to him and I apologize to the fans that had to endure this exchange!.. Blessings.”

Tank’s apology has left many fans curious and wondering if someone from Gibson’s camp (or, Gibson himself,) got in his ear, as many have expressed that Gibson’s challenge deserved to be called out.

 

Vain or Not? Diddy Stays Youthful With Wrinkle-Free Method (Watch)

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Sean “Diddy” Combs may have just turned 46, but he’s taking steps to remain age free with using social media to showcase his method of keeping the wrinkles away.

According to Page Six, Combs took to Instagram Saturday to post a series of videos of him using an at-home skin treatment as he prepared to celebrate his birthday. Included with the treatment was a device called the NuFACE Trinit, which uses micro-current technology and infrared light to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

“I always wanted to take care of myself,” Combs said Saturday in another video that highlighted his face-care regimen. “Give me the lasers, the scrub, extraction, cocoa butter, caviar mask. I want it all, baby.”

“As I said, everything ain’t for everybody. Some people are just born to be ashy and mad,” the entertainer added.

The prep apparently proved to be a plus has Combs later spent the night celebrating his birthday at a star-studded party that attracted Jay Z, Vin Diesel and Tyrese, among others. To see Puffy in prep mode, look below:

If I don’t love myself how can I love you!

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😂 LOL #MMM we partyin tonight #bluedot #cirocapple @deleontequila GOOD FUCKING TIMES!!!!! #letsgoA video posted by Sean “Diddy” Combs (@iamdiddy) on

 

Tevin Campbell, After 7 to Perform at Soul Train Awards

Singer Tevin Campbell performs onstage during the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

The Soul Train Awards will dip back into the late 80s and early 90s next month with the addition of Tevin Campbell and After 7 to the performance lineup.

Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan and “Empire’s” V. Bozeman have also been added as performers for the Nov. 6 ceremony at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Erykah Badu will host the evening, which will include special presentations to Lady of Soul Award honoree Jill Scott and Legend Award honoree Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, both of whom will also perform.

Previously announced performers include R. Kelly, Tyrese, Jeremih, Tasha Cobbs, Cameo and Erica Campbell. Soul Train Awards 2015 will air on Centric and BET on Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. ET.

 

The Weeknd, Bruno Mars Lead Soul Train Awards Nominees

Singer The Weeknd performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Weeknd and the duo behind “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, are tied for five nominations each at the Soul Train Awards, to be taped on Nov. 6 for a Nov. 29 broadcast on Centric and BET.

All three earned nominations for video of the year, song of the year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award. The Weeknd also is nominated for best R&B/soul male artist and album of the year. And Ronson and Mars are nominated for best dance performance and best collaboration.

Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese have four nominations each for the awards show held at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

The awards ceremony will anchor BET’s Soul Train Weekend 2015, which takes place in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-7. The three-day R&B/soul fest will conclude with a Nov. 7 concert headlined by R. Kelly, featuring special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

 

Patti Labelle Reveals the One Thing She Won’t Do on ‘Empire’

patti labellePatti LaBelle has love for Lee Daniels, her Philly homie, but there are some things she just won’t do. Even for a friend.

The music legend, who made a memorable appearance on the season one finale of “Empire,” detailed a conversation she had with Daniels, who wanted her to do something “daring” when she returns for season two of the hit show.

“We talked about it about three months ago. He said ‘LaLa,’ — he calls me ‘LaLa’ — ‘would you take your wig off?’ I said, ‘Hell no,’” LaBelle laughingly explained during a recent interview with The Huffington Post. “So he’s trying to do something daring with me, but I ain’t going out like that. I love you Lee, but no, no. Viola Davis did it well on ‘How To Get Away With Murder,’ but not Miss Patti. I can’t do it.”

Although fans won’t get to see LaBelle follow Davis’ lead, they will get to hear the singer in a new light as she gears up for the release of her debut Jazz album. The 13-track offering, which Labelle says is tentatively set for a late 2015 release, will include renditions of tunes from Nina Simone (“Wild Is the Wind”), Frank Sinatra (“Softly As I Leave You”), and Gloria Lynne (“The Folks That Live On The Hill”) among others.

As she enjoys blending classic music into her new material, a few of today’s singers have caught her ear and she’s impressed.

“I’m very happy to hear some of the young singer’s going back to old school, like Tyrese, Jill [Scott], and Johnny Gill,” LaBelle said. “They’re singing songs like they used to be sung — with basic R&B chord changes and basic stories.”

LaBelle’s praise for current R&B vocalists contrasts criticism leveled at the artists from veteran singers who feel they are “taking the romance out” out of the genre and leaving “nothing to the imagination.”

“They’re not disgusting, they’re not vulgar, said LaBelle, who admitted to performing current ballads at her shows. I include some these songs in my shows now — I do ‘Shame’ by Tyrese and Johnny Gill’s ‘Game Changer’ and Charlie Wilson’s ‘Goodnight Kisses.’ I also love Jill Scott’s new project, so there’s hope.”

 

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