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Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese Darnell Gibson (born December 30, 1978), also known simply as Tyrese, is an American R&B singer, rapper, actor, author, former fashion model and MTV VJ. After releasing several albums, he transitioned into films, with lead roles in several Hollywood releases. Gibson grew up in the Watts district of Los Angeles, California. His mother, Priscilla Murray Gibson (née Durham), raised him and his three older siblings as a single parent after Gibson's father, Lurk Gibson, left. Gibson's career began when he was discovered on a bus. An appearance in a 1994 Coca-Cola advertisement, singing the phrase "Always Coca-Cola", led to bigger fame. As an actor, he rose into prominence when he starred in John Singleton's Baby Boy in 2001, which Singleton confirmed "A prequel of Boyz n the Hood" in which he wrote and directed 10 years earlier in 1991, receiving an Academy Award nomination. Tupac Shakur was originally chosen to play the character of Joseph "Jody" Summers, but the role landed into Gibson's hands after his death. Baby Boy co-starred with Taraji P. Henson and Snoop Dogg and was a blockbuster hit. The film lead Gibson into doing two more films with the director in 2 Fast 2 Furious

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Johnny Manziel had his first taste of a Justin Bieber party last night ... and it ended after cops were called to the crib ... TMZ Sports has learned. Manziel was hanging with Floyd… READ MORE >

Dr. Dre -- Celebrates Billions by Dropping Beats with Tyrese [VIDEO]

Dr. Dre
Celebrates Billions ... Drops Beats with Tyrese

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Tyrese Bout that Life -- He Drove to Vegas ... Just for Pizza ... In a $350,000 'Rolls Royce' Van

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Bout that Life He Drove to Vegas ... Just for Pizza ... In a $350,000 'Rolls Royce' Van

Just days before throwing down at Dr. Dre's billionaire party -- Tyrese literally drove HOURS to Vegas with his pal The Game ... inside the world's first tricked-out $350,000 "Rolls Royce" van ...… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Dr. Dre -- 'I'M THE 1ST BILLIONAIRE IN HIP HOP' ... Now, Lets Celebrate!!

Dr. Dre
'I'M THE 1ST BILLIONAIRE IN HIP HOP' ... Now Let's Celebrate!

Ain't nuthin' like a BILLIONAIRE thing, baaaby ... just ask Dr. Dre who celebrated his MASSSIVE headphones deal with Apple last night by poppin' bottles and declaring himself the RICHEST MAN IN… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Tyrese -- I Want My Ex Nailed With Contempt -- for Being Contemptible

Tyrese
I Want My Ex Nailed with Contempt For Being Contemptible

Tyrese Gibson has made good on his promise to go after his ex-wife for not letting him visit their kid ... and worst case scenario for her is JAIL.TMZ broke the story ... cops came to Norma… READ MORE >

- 162 days ago
Tyrese --  DENIED Visitation with Daughter -- Cops Called

Tyrese
Denied Visitation with Daughter Cops Called

Tyrese and his baby mama got into it last night over their kid ... and this time cops got involved.Tyrese went to Norma Gibson's home in North Hollywood Tuesday night to pick up their… READ MORE >

- 164 days ago
Tyrese Gibson --  Paul Walker Dragged Into Nasty Custody Battle

Tyrese Gibson
Paul Walker Dragged Into Nasty Custody Battle

Tyrese Gibson claims his baby mama is using Paul Walker's death to shame him in their child custody war ... TMZ has learned.Norma Gibson filed court docs claiming Tyrese is a bad dad, who should… READ MORE >

- 175 days ago
Tyrese Gibson -- Shaken to the Core Over Surprise Paul Walker Tribute in Dubai -- 'Dude I Almost Had You'

Tyrese Gibson
Shaken to the Core Over Surprise Paul Walker Tribute in Dubai

Tyrese Gibson nearly broke down today in Dubai ... after coming across an unexpected Paul Walker tribute that left him speechless ... and he just posted the extremely emotional footage… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
Will Smith and Tyrese -- Indoor Skydiving With Dubai Prince

Will Smith and Tyrese
Indoor Skydiving With Dubai Prince

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- 202 days ago
Paul Walker -- Final Goodbye

Paul Walker
Final Goodbye

Paul Walker's family -- and Tyrese -- said their final goodbye to the actor on a Santa Barbara beach.Paul's dad, his 15-year-old daughter Meadow, Paul's brother and others were there celebrating… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago

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