Stop the Presses: When Music Stars Clash With the Media
Tyrese Against the World
Black Ty had a stellar week as his sixth album, Black Rose, scored him his first No. 1 album, but the R&B crooner had a few questions for Top 40 DJs like Ryan Seacrest and Elvis Duran, as well as Spin Magazine.
In an open letter, he stated, "How is it possible that urban radio plays Robin Thicke,Justin Timberlake and Sam SmithWhen they release R&B Soul records and when we're singing in the EXACT same genre, WE don't get ANY love on the other side...?? ...As artists.... Other than Robin Thicke.. Are you guys interested in doing any radio promo? Call ins?... Do you have any idea how HARD it is to get your songs ON Urban radio??...We have to work our A***S OFF for every spin! #SHAME ft Jennifer Hudson needs to be HEARD by people ALL AROUND the WORLD!!!! And I won't stop or rest until we get there....#King"
No one's fired back, but Tyrese's beef is a valid one in the many instances when music stars clashed with the media. Read on.
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