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    You saw VIBE's April/May cover story with Trey Songz. Now, check out outtakes from VIBE's feature story with the hardest crooner in R&B.

    Do you think you have the best voice out of all the young singers out right now?

    It’s so many different ways you can judge a singer. Some singers specialize in runs. Some singers have great tone. Like, Luther Vandross had a beautiful tone and he could sing whatever you want him to and it was amazing. Michael Jackson, the different inflections he did. I love Tank’s voice. If you ask me, Tank’s one of the best singers. So many people are blessed with the ability to sing but it’s a difference [between] singing and putting records together and performing and bringing those records to life… To call someone the best singer, I don’t think that’s a fair assessment, but I think I sing very well. I strive to be better more so than anything.

    As far as performing, other singers incorporate dancing—Chris, Ne-Yo, Usher. Is that something you’ve ever thought about doing?

    I think if I was one of those artists, I probably wouldn’t be on [the Blueprint 3] tour. I mean, kudos to everybody that dances and sings ’cause that’s phenomenal and very hard to do. I admire that. That’s not really me, though. I’ll give you a little something here [and] there but I don’t know when in the history books it said because you sing you have to dance. If you’re not comfortable doing it, you shouldn’t do it because people can see that.

    I saw the “Yo Side of the Bed” video you co-directed. It’s serious. Hearing that song, a war story is not something you would think about for a video treatment. How did you come up with that?

    I was on a Website [about] army wives. This guy was writing about how his wife went off to war and he jokes about cooking and taking care of the kids but there’s really no one to talk to about it. He can talk to his friends about it but not too much before it seems as though he’s less of a man. His pride is thrown, in some cases. I just wanted an outlet for those men, as well as our troops. Because a lot of the times when we’re out here, we’re living our lives, we forget that they’re out risking their lives. Could you imagine if there was war here in America? So it’s definitely a tribute I wanted to pay to them and just let them know that I care for what they’re doing.

    Who are your friends now? You have a little brother, right?

    Yeah, my little brother, that’s my homie. I got two little brothers. Both of them are 15.

    Twins?

    No, one my mother’s, one my father’s and, you know, naturally I’m closer to one than the other ’cause we grew up together… I don’t really have too many friends. I have associates. Even with people I’m really cool with, I understand what the relationship is.

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on May 6, 2010 - 5:51pm


You saw VIBE's April/May cover story with Trey Songz. Now, check out outtakes from VIBE's feature story with the hardest crooner in R&B.

Do you think you have the best voice out of all the young singers out right now?

It’s so many different ways you can judge a singer. Some singers specialize in runs. Some singers have great tone. Like, Luther Vandross had a beautiful tone and he could sing whatever you want him to and it was amazing. Michael Jackson, the different inflections he did. I love Tank’s voice. If you ask me, Tank’s one of the best singers. So many people are blessed with the ability to sing but it’s a difference [between] singing and putting records together and performing and bringing those records to life… To call someone the best singer, I don’t think that’s a fair assessment, but I think I sing very well. I strive to be better more so than anything.

As far as performing, other singers incorporate dancing—Chris, Ne-Yo, Usher. Is that something you’ve ever thought about doing?

I think if I was one of those artists, I probably wouldn’t be on [the Blueprint 3] tour. I mean, kudos to everybody that dances and sings ’cause that’s phenomenal and very hard to do. I admire that. That’s not really me, though. I’ll give you a little something here [and] there but I don’t know when in the history books it said because you sing you have to dance. If you’re not comfortable doing it, you shouldn’t do it because people can see that.

I saw the “Yo Side of the Bed” video you co-directed. It’s serious. Hearing that song, a war story is not something you would think about for a video treatment. How did you come up with that?

I was on a Website [about] army wives. This guy was writing about how his wife went off to war and he jokes about cooking and taking care of the kids but there’s really no one to talk to about it. He can talk to his friends about it but not too much before it seems as though he’s less of a man. His pride is thrown, in some cases. I just wanted an outlet for those men, as well as our troops. Because a lot of the times when we’re out here, we’re living our lives, we forget that they’re out risking their lives. Could you imagine if there was war here in America? So it’s definitely a tribute I wanted to pay to them and just let them know that I care for what they’re doing.

Who are your friends now? You have a little brother, right?

Yeah, my little brother, that’s my homie. I got two little brothers. Both of them are 15.

Twins?

No, one my mother’s, one my father’s and, you know, naturally I’m closer to one than the other ’cause we grew up together… I don’t really have too many friends. I have associates. Even with people I’m really cool with, I understand what the relationship is.

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SShorty's picture

I think that comment he made about 'calling someone the best singer is not a fair assessment', was very thoughtful... I thought the whole of his comments to the question of whether he had the best voice out of all the young singers, was a very good answer indeed...
Mrs.StealMrSongzNeverson's picture

ohhhh just lovely.... morning, afternoon & evening sexy
HiSz mAiN LaDiI's picture

forget wad yall tlkin bout...trey is the most sexyest man ive evre seen...i will lick tthat body up n down with or without water...im in love with him...he just so sexy!!!!!!!
mrz.neverson_14's picture

you kno i b supportin you n i got the magz of you i jus didnt hav time 2 read it but ima tri 2 i got the jet but datz old and i love lookin @ diz cauze you came so far and you are really doin good well datz all i got 2 say!!!!!!........ love you trey (tremaine) xoxo ~~~tayvii minaj neverson~~~
Roxann's picture

this is hottttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my FUTURE yeah
mz.macscooby's picture

sexi i wish dat was minez
Trey's wifey_13's picture

WOOOOWWW Trey(Tremaine) that body is looking so so good on the front of that vibe cover...keep glistening for me baby!!!!!!
Trey's wifey_13's picture

Trey u is a really good singer and i very much admire u and i also think that u have a bangin body... it looks good on that vibe cover... jus keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!
tweetybird28's picture

That Trey have a sexy body on that Vibe Cover
Sherrian Mitchell's picture

Hey trey, i admire you a lot and i think you are a very humble person caz from the day u breaktru you have never tripped and i respect that. Keep it up
sweet_lady79's picture

OMDamn Tremaine!!!! Y r u doing this 2 me???? I'm glistening all over. U looking 2 good.
Cupcake_10's picture

IT TAKES HARD WORK, DISPENSE ,MOTIVATION, AND SATISFYING TO SUCCESS
Mizz Hollywood's picture

This is too much... Who am I kiding this is not enough
CHOCOLATE DROP -'s picture

speechless!!!!!
kinky tremaine's picture

damn trey,y u gotta be soo hot like daaing?i kno i shouldn't fool maself sayin 'if i was ur gal' or watever coz ma mama didn't raise a fool but that wont stop me from dreamin abt ya,and if i ever get that chance hmmm i would be down wiv wateva,no questions asked truth b told there aint no1 finer than trey,right ladies?
JanelXOXOBlackroses's picture

trey your real and u cud tell by listening to your lyrics that's why i like yuh music and u treat your fans right
Sweet_Crissy's picture

Y is my mouth watering soo much!!??
Trezure_09's picture

that is my baby ; he keeps it too real for yall ! just like me!! if it aint real then WE aint wit it ; !
luva duva me's picture

dats my baby like we were made 4 each other i wish he break up with his girl and come to me
StarhGeek_kazam's picture

omfg trey i love you....ur so talented ur different from other male singers ur dreamy and seductive and datz watz i love about u.....ur songz are jus sexy u touch peoples heart with your hansomness wow its jus so hard to believe... u being famous is good some people dont deserve to be famous but boii u deserve it mwahhhhh xxxxxxx
Jenea's picture

Omg!!!!! I can't to meet you in the furture and you are so talented n sexiii baby lov ya xoxoxx
Khristie's picture

I wonder if that number really works for Trey.. Only one way to find out....
TreyBiggestFan's picture

SmH iiLOVE hiim sOo | M U C H | liike Rt iiWould do | A N Y T H ii N Q | FoR Hiim.! Hes my
CELLE-CELL's picture

Trey, thanks for wishing all da mom out there a happy mother's day ur so thoughtful baby!!! hope urs was good wit u n ur mom.Be blessed! who loves u baby??
kim47's picture

nothing but pure SEXC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
treys1fan33's picture

OH MY JESUS!!!!!!!!! GOG BLESSS U!!!!!! ily
Khristie's picture

Nice photo Tremaine! You're very intelligent and family oriented.. That's a PLUS!!
sexymymy's picture

DICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAT I WANT TO SEE
Mrs.Neverson_81's picture

Ther is so many things he can take we have to remember that they are also humans but have more talent and stress then most.We put them up on pedestles like they are kings and queens but if you look deeper there is always a good soul.There only human . So people calm down dont get a heart attack!
zenadali2426's picture

Loving it...u spoke ur mind and was 100 the whole way through....if u ever need someone to talk to im here...ur never alone or lonely. I dont know how u feel in a (celebrity sense) but I do know how u feel in a (normal person sense). People can be so judgemental and characterize u and dont know shit about u from adam and eve....but u will be alright...u seem to be a very intelligent, strong, genuine individual who has been taught very well...big upps to ur parents and whomever else that had a hand in ur up bringing....Dont really know u but if I did I would tell u that "im proud of who tremaine neverson has grown up to be"...Stay focused and keep smiling! :)

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