Trey Songz is making his rounds trying to promote his upcoming album. He’s set to perform at the Summer Jam in Chicago, alongside R. Kelly real soon. Yikes, the person he talked about badly… So, let’s see how that goes. Trey bumped gums on the radio and talked about his sixth album Trigga, which drops July 1. He also talked about the state of R&B, his feud with August Alsina and Chris Brown. Trey even opens up about the two women he was in love with (Lauren London and Helen Gedlu) and his workout regimen.
On 50 Cent: “50′s smarter than a lot of people give him credit for. The actual ‘Smoke’ record was for [Dr.] Dre. I was in with Dre. We did about five or six records three years ago.”
On August Alsina: “Laughs. I haven’t seen the video [of August going off at a recent concert.] My thing is when you first get in this thing and you do interviews, you’re not used to people like Charlamagne and Angela who come and have you in a trick bag. Have you in your feelings. That’s something new to a new artist. I know where his heart is. Earlier in an interview I said I rock with dude. I believe in him. I think he’s very talented. He’s dealing with a lot in his life outside of music. Y’all mentioned he lost his brother. He’s taking care of nieces and this ain’t even my business to tell this information but I feel like as far as our relationship is concerned I feel like people need to know that I’m off that. I was on that, but I think my temper might have been worse than his.
We good. I’m not into none of that. I’m trying to get my money right. I think one of the things that’s crazy about hip hop culture that you see nowhere else is that we’re always trying to bring each other all the way down. You gotta have this beef and that beef and this quarrel. I’m cool man, it’s enough room for all of us to be successful and make money.”
On Chris Brown: “I spoke to him this morning. He actually texted me this morning. He out. He good. Chris and I, we actually did our first tour together…and I always looked to him as a younger brother. The trajectory of my career was much slower than his. It was much more gradual. I was able to embrace and deal with things differently.”
How many people can you say you’ve been in love with?
I’ve been in love twice.
I assume your ex-girlfriend got married?
Who are you talking about?
She’s not married. Nah, I love Helen to death. I’m happy for her though.
So she didn’t get married or she did?
What about her?
No, I’m just saying I’m assuming the two people you were in love with were Helen and Lauren. The two that met his mom.
Yeah, you’re right.
On his current relationship status: “I’m an R&B singer. I’m not in love.”
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