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    When Tremaine Neverson, better known to us as Trey Songz, dropped his debut album Just Gotta Make It back in 2005, many decided he would be the one out of the other two R&B newcomers (Chris Brown and Ne-Yo) to fall to the wayside. And we couldn’t really blame them. Despite a strong single, dude didn’t dance, wasn’t penning smash hits for pop artists, and he favored baggy jeans and Timbs over fitted denim and tailored shirts.

    But looky here. Five years later, Trey is all but running R&B. While his contemporaries were getting arraigned and writing Disney showtunes, Trey bettered his craft, matured his image (no more corn rows and timbs) and found his lane. Turn on any urban radio, sit for about an hour and you’ll hear at least one of the three singles from his third album Ready. By now you’ve seen our April/May Trey Songz fashion feature, and you’ve learned how to get the look. Now hear what Trey thinks of his new image, his current spot in the game, and why he can’t be put into any kind of musical box…

    Complex: How’d you feel about the looks for the shoot?
    Trey Songz: I liked them a lot, we put a lot of different things together. I felt that the fashion was very new for me but still along the lines of what I’ve been doing, with a more mature look. I don’t really see a lot of people doing what we did.

    Complex: Were there any pages that stood out for you as favorites?
    Trey Songz: Man, we had so many good ones. I loved the shots with the suitcase and the ones with the shirt sleeves rolled up like I had a pack of cigarettes in there or something. I don’t love one look more than the other though.

    Complex: Speaking of suitcases, we included a lot of accessories in your shoot. In life, what items do you always have with you?
    Trey Songz: Before I cut my hair I used to have a lot of hats. But I’ve changed my whole image, my whole style. I’m big on watches and I don’t know how many I own but I don’t do too many accessories. I don’t really do glasses. It’s a good look but I’m not big on wearing clear glasses for fashion. And I don’t wear too many shades because my fans love to see my eyes.

    Complex: Right. [Laughs.]
    Trey Songz: For real! [laughs] I wear sunglasses and I get asked to take them off.

    Click HERE to read the full interview by Damien Scott on COMPLEX.com!

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on April 12, 2010 - 7:27pm


When Tremaine Neverson, better known to us as Trey Songz, dropped his debut album Just Gotta Make It back in 2005, many decided he would be the one out of the other two R&B newcomers (Chris Brown and Ne-Yo) to fall to the wayside. And we couldn’t really blame them. Despite a strong single, dude didn’t dance, wasn’t penning smash hits for pop artists, and he favored baggy jeans and Timbs over fitted denim and tailored shirts.

But looky here. Five years later, Trey is all but running R&B. While his contemporaries were getting arraigned and writing Disney showtunes, Trey bettered his craft, matured his image (no more corn rows and timbs) and found his lane. Turn on any urban radio, sit for about an hour and you’ll hear at least one of the three singles from his third album Ready. By now you’ve seen our April/May Trey Songz fashion feature, and you’ve learned how to get the look. Now hear what Trey thinks of his new image, his current spot in the game, and why he can’t be put into any kind of musical box…

Complex: How’d you feel about the looks for the shoot?
Trey Songz: I liked them a lot, we put a lot of different things together. I felt that the fashion was very new for me but still along the lines of what I’ve been doing, with a more mature look. I don’t really see a lot of people doing what we did.

Complex: Were there any pages that stood out for you as favorites?
Trey Songz: Man, we had so many good ones. I loved the shots with the suitcase and the ones with the shirt sleeves rolled up like I had a pack of cigarettes in there or something. I don’t love one look more than the other though.

Complex: Speaking of suitcases, we included a lot of accessories in your shoot. In life, what items do you always have with you?
Trey Songz: Before I cut my hair I used to have a lot of hats. But I’ve changed my whole image, my whole style. I’m big on watches and I don’t know how many I own but I don’t do too many accessories. I don’t really do glasses. It’s a good look but I’m not big on wearing clear glasses for fashion. And I don’t wear too many shades because my fans love to see my eyes.

Complex: Right. [Laughs.]
Trey Songz: For real! [laughs] I wear sunglasses and I get asked to take them off.

Click HERE to read the full interview by Damien Scott on COMPLEX.com!

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Mrs.StealMrSongzNeverson's picture

just so so so sexy
Jenea's picture

That why I love u because u being yourself Tremaine xoxoxoxo
mii_sunflower's picture

i have the mag. and he looks great, i love the blk and wht pic's and i knw this sounds crazy but i love that u can see his veins in his hands i love that but all off them was wonderful to look @ *kissies*
LUUBOO266's picture

AWWWWW(: HOW CUTE.
yuupilovetrey's picture

i love your eyesss
yuupilovetrey's picture

its trueeeee! i
IMConcitedYuuup's picture

It Looks Kind Of Funny But I like ♥ ♥ Oh Yeah When You Through Your Shirt Out At Spring Bling I CAUGHT IT
nicole083's picture

Trey i'm jus really proud of yu and yu are blessed to share yur talent withh world & i think ur the best & ur songs always make me feel like i can relate to dem & i cant get enough of you so dnt ever stop. love nicole
Treysongz fan_2's picture

WOW thiz pic is very nice Trey... Ur doing a wonderful job.. keep it up
Myztik's picture

I'm so happy that U've made it this far in the game, Mr Songz. We all knew you could do it from the beginning no matter what other people said. I just wanna congratulate you on your never ending, successful career in the R&B music biz and wanna let you know that you will always be one of the best singers out there, baby! Keep doing what U love!! &&O yeah real talk! Your eyes are beautiful, Trey.
Buttercream luv's picture

you do have amazing eyes
TreyzLady26's picture

I'm just so proud of not any Trey Songz the artist I am proud of Tremaine Neverson for all that he is accomplishing. He deserves everything that comes to him because he is such a hard working man. With the drive he has he can't help but "be successful!" KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK TREMAINE/TREY....I fully support u.???
Rolanda4's picture

I'm so glad you're making trends for yourself and not copying others with this SHADES thing (which is personally getting on my nerves).. But, you got it right.. I LOVE LOOKING INTO YOUR EYES (soul).. So please don't ever hide them for too long cuz they're GORGEOUS.. Shout out to COMPLEX and the article.. They got it right.. You were under-estimated.. Now the industry is kissing your Jupiter Love.. Which one do they prefer the RT or the LT?? ahahahah
charity24's picture

lol I love my Trey but True I do love 2 see his eyes LOOOOOOOOOve U Trey
Ready's picture

I love the growth you see from Trey. He looks great in anything he wears and the hair cut makes him come across mature and grown&sexy. He does have great eyes I looked into them when he did a show and Trey just keep it up and i pray that god keeps your going. Blessings to Trey and his Team.
DeshiaNicole's picture

I most definitely love seeing your eyes! I've seen the Borgata, NJ performance where you were wearing shades, while singing "Last Time" and I thought I wish he would have taken the glasses off during that performance! Don't get me wrong I love any & everything that you do, but I did have that thought! Until next time! I ? You!
YourOneLove's picture

Damn! That spread is great! U are so innovative, and honest..u are appreciated!
Tasha_35's picture

Trey is most definately doing his thing and I'm so happy for him!
CELLE-CELL's picture

Love da shoot it's a different look dats wat make it stand out from da norm!! gootta think out da box sometimes.Now bout da shades u look good in them but i rather see u without them.Got to meet u but didnt get a chance to look into those eyes maybe next time:-)
mrssongz1_2's picture

As always greatness at its best. Love the pics. You look good. You seem to be in a better place now, which is wonderful. I'm loving it. Keep it up Trey. We love you and support you all the way. Yuuup!
nee-nee's picture

~SAGITTARIUS~(NOV.28)-PHILOSOPHER AMONG THE ZODIAC SIGNS,GREAT ABILITY TO FOCUS,CAN B INTENSE,WHEN ENCOUNTERED WITH FAILURE THEY MAKE EXTREME COMEBACK'S OFTEN AGAINST INCREDIBLE ODDS,THEY MAKE LOYAL FRIENDS N LOVERS,BUT THEY DONT HANDLE COMMITMENT WELL AS THEY REFUSE TO BE TIED DWN WHILE CHASIN PHILISOPHICAL PURSUITS-THATS TREY YUUUP!!!!!!!!
AileenD's picture

i love the fact that Trey is def. unique and thinks for himself . i loved the photos although you looked a bit uncomfortable in some .. but still sexy ) love ya ! btw i think your hilarious ! lol
Ebony_15's picture

Love you Trey...You are the BEST!
pocketsized_b's picture

wooww i didn't even recognize him for a sec
RoyalToTheT's picture

I really love the look n style of these pics. But I miss seein Trey dress hood.
bobsterz_tsmb's picture

to be quite honest, and don't shoot me, i like this shoot more than the vibe one. *shrugs
Bre'AunaShanti's picture

love it :)
LuckyMC's picture

I hate it when people wear sunnies indoors and in dark clubs. It makes them look like they have something to hide. But as far as Trey is concerned, he shouldn't hide that beautiful face behind shades. And lmao at him being a sample size! hahahahaha
Nicki_ G's picture

great article, great photos of Trey there classic!!
@ChrissyCrack's picture

love it :-)

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