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    January 07, 2011

    Hello my fellow Angels!

    I'm writing to you because I have something I would like to share with y'all from my heart. If I get a little preachy I apologize, but I'm warning you now....I might get a little preachy. lol

    It appears to me that some of us Angels and fans alike have lost sight of ourselves and what we are here to do….support Trey.

     In every Trey group I’ve ever been a part of, TSMB, TTU, and now Trey’s Angels, there has always been infighting. Part of it is because it’s a group a women and let’s be honest, we can be extremely catty. The other part of it comes from an elitist attitude that members begin to develop. “Oh I’m a member of TSMB, I’m a bigger fan than his other fans. Oh, I’m an Angel so I have more rights to Trey than his other fans. I’ve been a fan since such and such date you not a real fan.” That’s the wrong attitude to have. This sense of entitlement has got to go y’all. It’s counterproductive.

     Let me say this plainly. THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU!!!! When people start being in it for themselves, that’s when the corruption starts to slip in. The whole point of this is to support Trey, to edify him, to lift him up, to help him get the shine he so greatly deserves. The point of this is to support good music, to preserve true R&B, to bring back artistry, to make sure we have something quality for ourselves and to offer the next generation. That sounds super deep but it’s so true. The record companies are going to give us what they think we want. We have to show them that we want better. THAT should be what we’re here for, not a follow. We should be excited when people discover Trey’s music, not bash them for being tardy for the party. Your JOB, your PURPOSE as an OG Trey Songz fan should be to recruit new fans. This movement we’ve got going on is fueled by NEW blood. We need to be vampires about ours. (lol)

     Instead of being pure at heart about it, I see people with that “look at me” spirit. That’s what starts all the hating. If people start thinking of this as a tool to get to Trey of course there’s going to hate. How can you congratulate people you deem competition? Additionally, It is not for any of us to judge how another fan shows love to Trey. Who are you? If someone wants to get a tattoo, so let them do. It’s not my cup of tea, but if that’s yours more power to you. If someone wants to make a sign, or t-shirt or youtube video, SO. LET. THEM. DO. On the flip side of the coin, if someone doesn’t change their twiticon don’t try to make them feel like less of a fan, they could be employing other devices of promotion. There are multiple means to our common end. Don’t be salty cuz somebody didn’t go down the same road you chose. The bottom line is: how fans want to show love to Trey is between them and Trey. NOT YOU!

     All this stuff is wonderful; Trey following us, the meet and greets with him, priority seating options for his shows, all of that. It’s great, I appreciate it, it makes me happy inside and I'm grateful for the opportuinity, but that is NOT what I’m here for. It’s an added bonus. It’s extra. It’s like dessert! But it seems like some of us only want the dessert and haven’t touched our veggies. We need to get healthy y'all. Some of us are WAAAAYYYYY too into ourselves walkin round with our noses in the air and our chests puffed up wanting to be notice for the wrong reasons. Those ulterior motives are not cute. You should want Trey to know that you’re TSMB or TTU or an Angel because you know off the bat that he knows that you are there for him, you go ham, hard in the paint and all that for him. He automatically knows how much you love him when he sees those shirts and dog tags or hears those names. I imagine that makes him feel really good. You should want him to know so he feels the love THAT much more. You should NOT want him to know that you’re an Angel cuz you think that means you’re entitled to something. That’s wack and self-serving. Cut it out.

     Be authentic y’all.

     So in summation of everything I've just said, I leave y'all with this, my personal Angel Promise:

     As an Angel, I promise to support and promote the man and brand that is Trey Songz, to embrace kindred fans of old and to welcome and recruit the new.  Furthermore, I promise to do these things in earnest, being of a pure heart, without malice, expectations or demands, remembering always that it is not about glorifying myself but about advancing the music.

    Angelically yours,

    Krystal (@Kryswithak)

    P.S. I should add that the "some of us" that I have referred to is a small group and does not reflect ANY of the organizations named above as a whole. For the rest of us, this letter is to ensure we don't end up like "some of us".

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KrysWithaK's picture
on Jan 7, 2011 - 11:46PM

Hello my fellow Angels!

I'm writing to you because I have something I would like to share with y'all from my heart. If I get a little preachy I apologize, but I'm warning you now....I might get a little preachy. lol

It appears to me that some of us Angels and fans alike have lost sight of ourselves and what we are here to do….support Trey.

 In every Trey group I’ve ever been a part of, TSMB, TTU, and now Trey’s Angels, there has always been infighting. Part of it is because it’s a group a women and let’s be honest, we can be extremely catty. The other part of it comes from an elitist attitude that members begin to develop. “Oh I’m a member of TSMB, I’m a bigger fan than his other fans. Oh, I’m an Angel so I have more rights to Trey than his other fans. I’ve been a fan since such and such date you not a real fan.” That’s the wrong attitude to have. This sense of entitlement has got to go y’all. It’s counterproductive.

 Let me say this plainly. THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU!!!! When people start being in it for themselves, that’s when the corruption starts to slip in. The whole point of this is to support Trey, to edify him, to lift him up, to help him get the shine he so greatly deserves. The point of this is to support good music, to preserve true R&B, to bring back artistry, to make sure we have something quality for ourselves and to offer the next generation. That sounds super deep but it’s so true. The record companies are going to give us what they think we want. We have to show them that we want better. THAT should be what we’re here for, not a follow. We should be excited when people discover Trey’s music, not bash them for being tardy for the party. Your JOB, your PURPOSE as an OG Trey Songz fan should be to recruit new fans. This movement we’ve got going on is fueled by NEW blood. We need to be vampires about ours. (lol)

 Instead of being pure at heart about it, I see people with that “look at me” spirit. That’s what starts all the hating. If people start thinking of this as a tool to get to Trey of course there’s going to hate. How can you congratulate people you deem competition? Additionally, It is not for any of us to judge how another fan shows love to Trey. Who are you? If someone wants to get a tattoo, so let them do. It’s not my cup of tea, but if that’s yours more power to you. If someone wants to make a sign, or t-shirt or youtube video, SO. LET. THEM. DO. On the flip side of the coin, if someone doesn’t change their twiticon don’t try to make them feel like less of a fan, they could be employing other devices of promotion. There are multiple means to our common end. Don’t be salty cuz somebody didn’t go down the same road you chose. The bottom line is: how fans want to show love to Trey is between them and Trey. NOT YOU!

 All this stuff is wonderful; Trey following us, the meet and greets with him, priority seating options for his shows, all of that. It’s great, I appreciate it, it makes me happy inside and I'm grateful for the opportuinity, but that is NOT what I’m here for. It’s an added bonus. It’s extra. It’s like dessert! But it seems like some of us only want the dessert and haven’t touched our veggies. We need to get healthy y'all. Some of us are WAAAAYYYYY too into ourselves walkin round with our noses in the air and our chests puffed up wanting to be notice for the wrong reasons. Those ulterior motives are not cute. You should want Trey to know that you’re TSMB or TTU or an Angel because you know off the bat that he knows that you are there for him, you go ham, hard in the paint and all that for him. He automatically knows how much you love him when he sees those shirts and dog tags or hears those names. I imagine that makes him feel really good. You should want him to know so he feels the love THAT much more. You should NOT want him to know that you’re an Angel cuz you think that means you’re entitled to something. That’s wack and self-serving. Cut it out.

 Be authentic y’all.

 So in summation of everything I've just said, I leave y'all with this, my personal Angel Promise:

 As an Angel, I promise to support and promote the man and brand that is Trey Songz, to embrace kindred fans of old and to welcome and recruit the new.  Furthermore, I promise to do these things in earnest, being of a pure heart, without malice, expectations or demands, remembering always that it is not about glorifying myself but about advancing the music.

Angelically yours,

Krystal (@Kryswithak)

P.S. I should add that the "some of us" that I have referred to is a small group and does not reflect ANY of the organizations named above as a whole. For the rest of us, this letter is to ensure we don't end up like "some of us".

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Enchanted Angel's picture

To show you how much I don't feed into the negativity, I have no clue what TSMB means. But you are right we are here for Trey. I know I became an Angel because I love his music. The perks of being an Angel is just a bonus to me. I would still be an Angel without the perks. Trey following me (when that does happen) will be a bonus. I get so tired of seeing other Angels arguing with other angels, Trey's ex-girlfriend, those that say negative things about Trey, and so on. It's so sad to see these Angels and non-angels act their shoe size. It must stop but I know that will take time. With all that said, let's rise above the bullsh*t and negativity.

Rise and shine in the positive things you do and say....be blessed.

Much Love,
@1Mind1Heart1Luv

kg.sunshine's picture

Perfectly put. Thank you!

ladinicole87@gmail.com's picture

This was very well put and I agree with everything that you typed up BIG UPS ON THIS!!!!!!

iiLoveSongz's picture

I understand & Totally Agree! You said it well! Its doesnt matter if your from TSMB or your an Angel were all here for the same reason & that is to Support, show love & unite as one for Trey!

NaturalAlluring's picture

Girl you said that!

KrysWithaK's picture

lol @ Where's the like button?

CaroLena♥'s picture

you go girl your right so many ppl have lost sight of being a fan n turned into being a treystalker smh at them fans new and old are all welcome in my book

BBunny952's picture

Wonderfully said. Bumping so that more Angels will get a chance to read this.

I hope that when they do, they REALLY take your words to heart. :)

AriellBigg's picture

wheres the like button ?

Tremaine's Angel Eri ツ's picture

this is soooo true.we all should focus more on Trey and representing him rather than fighting. The fact that we are all Angels as well as fans, is all that matters.We all LOVE him and want nothing but success 4 him.I agree with the Angel Promise.I promise too

Prillyprille's picture

That was lovely put! I don't like the bickering between us Angels. We are better than that. I also take that pledge:

As an Angel, I promise to support and promote the man and brand that is Trey Songz, to embrace kindred fans of old and to welcome and recruit the new. Furthermore, I promise to do these things in earnest, being of a pure heart, without malice, expectations or demands, remembering always that it is not about glorifying myself but about advancing the music.

Angelically yours,

April (@prillyprille)

SimplyNoni's picture

i love this! its perfect! and yes the fighting is because we're a group of women you love and support Trey Songz but at the same time there's a lot of well how to i put this nicely.......a lot of birds out there too.....and well that's honestly disrespectful to not only The Angels but also to the Trey Songz Brand. and i've said this before it doesn't matter whether you were part of TSMB TTU or Trey Songz's Angels we're a group that love and support Trey Songz and will ride or die for him. it doesn't matter if you were with him from 2005 or just recently heard of him in 2009 or 2010 all that matters is that you support him and to me honestly its like to Trey he's gotten more and more supporters than when he first started out which to him means he's doing something right because more and more people like him and support him and his fan base is growing more and more each day! and thats a plus for Trey and for his brand. but that's all i have to say. and i wanna sign off on that promise! i love all you angels so much yall have truly become like family to me. muahz!

Connie_2's picture

Nicely said! I an a new Angel and new to Twitter this year, so I really do not know about the fighting among Angels. All those I have contact with are wonderful and very helpful. I also have noticed that there are Angels of all ages, races and nations, and as a older Angel I do have to censor myself and what I say. I was so excited to be a part of the twitter trend yesterday and I felt real sisterhood and love for Trey. We all are going to express our love and support for our Prince in variuos ways so what one does has nothing to do with what I am going to do. I hope that all the negative stuff is gone with the new year and that I never see it. I am here for Trey and I am going to do all I can to help him live his dream. All the extras are just that and I will be a Angel whether I get a meet and greet or a follow on twitter. I do not really concern myself with what on my TT, if I did I might have wrote this post myself. I love your Angel Promise that is something we all should have for ourselves.

KrysWithaK's picture

DANG!...i'm just now looking at what I wrote again. Shout out to yall for actually reading all that lol

SpiritualAngel's picture

I could not have said it any beter then that THANK YOU! I am a older angel when I heard Treys music I was knock of my feet, I felled in love with him instantly He is a great and true R&B singer and it is not to many of those out there today. For Trey to be his ane he is so humble and full of the spirit, he let's God lead him and that's what I also love about him. I am here for Trey not to fighting with other Angel, that not what Trey is about we need to lead by example. Thank you @Kryswithak

curleyfries2002's picture

this is really nice. and true. i havent really seen the angels that fight with each other. since i am a new angel only about a week now.. but i hope i never see a negative side of any of the lovely ladies that i have had a chance to tweet or talk to.

i hope everyone remains happy and positve and remember why we are Trey's Angels.

@LyfeLoveMe

LyricalAngel's picture

Im really feeling this Krystal.....this has aaallllllways been my approach to things. I admit I have gotten out of pocket for a brief moment because I ALLOWED someone to take me there. A person can only take so much and subtweets are not my thing ya feel me. But MY focus has and will always be Trey....

couldn't put it inot better words take care
(@natchrulDeeva #LyricalAngel)

princess_iva TenacityAngel's picture

Wow, I like everything u said! I agree... Love sisters & be the best TREY'S angel u can... we all know what's the 'job' of an angel ! @princess_iva14 - proud member of this sisterhood ... :)

ladyt1980's picture

i understand everythng u r sayin but remember we r women w/ alot of different persoalities & we r not alwayz going 2 get along w/ eachother no matter wat but i am willing 2 try. wat i saw 2day let me no that we r strong & can cum 2gether whn we want 2. its just going 2 tke us sum time & letting go of our egos 4 us 2 cum 2gether like we shud.

A_Perfect_Angel's picture

That was very beautifully put & i agree with you on all accounts.. It doesn't matter if your TSMB TTU or TREYS ANGEL what matters is that we're here for Trey we he needs us. And the last thing that he wants or needs is to see us fighting; let alone fighting among one another. So i 2 will take the pledge I didn't need a title for me to do what i do for Trey.. I do what i do to show my love & support for him & the music he creates

@KrysWithak thanks again 4 your words of wisdow

JesusIsMySavior's picture

I love what you said and I agree.

1SocialBFly TimelessAngel's picture

I CLEARLY UNDERSTAND WHAT U ARE SAYING BUT I THINK IT JUST TAKES TIME.. WE ARE ALL SISTERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD DIFFERENT AGES AND DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES. BUT I AM TRULY GREATFUL FOR ALL THE ANGEL SISTERS BECAUSE FROM THE TIME I GOT OFF FROM WORK THIS EVENING TILL NOW WE'VE ALL BEEN ONE.

THIS WAS SHOWN TONIGHT IN OUR DETERMINATION TO MAKE #LOVEFACES A TRENDING TOPIC ON TWITTER AND WE ACCOMPLISHED IT WITH MYSELF ENDING UP IN TWITTER JAIL 2 TIMES.....I AM PRESENTLY WAITING TO BE RELEASED....LOL
SO LETS JUST CONTINUE TO BE POSITIVE THOSE THAT AREN'T WE JUST NEED TO OVERLOOK IT AND EVENTUALLY THE ENTIRE MOVEMENT WILL BECOME ONE.

AS FAR AS ONES WANTING TO BE MORE THAN THE OTHER IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME BECAUSE AS FAR AS I'M CONCERENED WE ALL STAND IN THE SAME POSITION. WE ALL JOINED OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE WE WANT TO SHOW LOVE AND SUPPORT FOR TREY WHOSE WELL DESERVING OF IT.

SO IN CLOSING MY ANGEL SISTER I WOULD SAY JUST CONTINUE TO BE THE ANGEL THAT YOU ARE AND JUST DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE IRRELEVANT....STAY BLESSED!:)

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