Tyrese thinks it’s okay for a man to be dealing with more than one woman, as long as he’s honest and upfront about it.
Tyrese sat down with Power 105.1’s "The Breakfast Club" to discuss his upcoming album and his latest film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Somehow, the conversation got around to relationships.
Specifically, the radio hosts wanted to know how Tyrese feels about men stepping outside of committed relationships to sleep around. The singer-actor simply answered, "If you’re in that space, go ahead and get it out your system."
But, he gave that answer with the caveat that he’s "not a relationship expert" despite his propensity for dispensing his views on love. "I’m just a dude with an opinion," Tyrese said. "I got homies and homegirls that’s like everybody else who go through some stuff and they call you for advice."
So what’s his opinion about a man (married or single) trying to be with more than one woman at the same time? "Well, if a man is going to move like that, then I don’t really think it needs a title. It’s just you moving around. The title polygamy is just like a concept of you moving around," Tyrese said.
However, he advises filling all your partners in on the fact that you’re not in an exclusive type of mindset. "At least give the girls a heads up," Tyrese suggested, "because I think the dipping off five [or] six women simultaneously making them all think they’re the only one, that’s when people get fired up at the end."
On the more professional side, Tyrese got to talk about his new album Open Invitation, slated for release on November 1. He said he hasn’t been at the mic in a minute, but that his return is long overdue because R&B music just isn’t what it used to be when he first hit the scene, or even when he dropped his last album.
Tyrese said the main thing keeping him out of the studio has been his movie roles in films like Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which grossed $97.5 million this holiday weekend.
"I’ve been blessed to do these films, but I think my music fans is real frustrated," Tyrese mused. "It’s a lot of other kinds of R&B going on right now. No disrespect; I’m glad they’re keeping it alive, but I think the spirit and the integrity of R&B has just went in the wrong direction."
He added. "A lot of people singing about sex, and you don’t want to have sex to their music."
It seems Ty will be able to focus on his music until he hears back about a prospective role as Marvel superhero, Luke Cage.
"I’m one of the dudes in the running. I’m in the front of the running," he said. "I just hope Marvel gets it together. They gotta make this Black superhero a priority, man."
— Sonya Eskridge