‘Larry King Now’ had the pleasure of catching up with Trey Songz recently, inviting the singer/actor to discuss his latest LP ‘Trigga’ days before its July 1st release.
There, he spoke frankly and freely on a number of issues close to his heart. One, being the difficulty he faced growing up without a father, and another being Justin Bieber‘s use of the ‘N-Word’ in footage released here.
How he feels about them both?
Songz’ side below…
On his father: “I haven’t talked to my birth father in almost four years. I think I may be still bitter a little bit actually. At this point, I want to have a conversation with him, a real conversation. We’ve spoken over the years, but he’s never been real with me as to why he hasn’t been in my life.”
On celebrity: “It’s a double-edged sword. There’s times when you want your privacy, but you give yourself to the world.”
On the secret to his success: “It’s all about my smile. ”
On President Obama’s impact: “If you tell a young man of any color, race or creed that he can do anything, he can now believe it.”
On Jay Z: “Jay Z’s been an influence of mine since I was a young man. When I got the opportunity to tour with him and work with him in so many different ways, it was an honor.”
On Bieber::“I think we all make mistakes. Especially as young people. I think if I was found on tape saying some things at 15 I wouldn’t want people to see, you know? And I think the fact that he’s owned up to it and not ran away from it is something that we need to very much encourage, you know, because people do make mistakes and people do have blemishes. But to act like we don’t.”