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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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Tank
Tyrese Got Greedy ... That's Why TGT Split!!

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Cast Not Invited to Oscars ... But Ice Cube Not Interested

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- 118 days ago
Tyrese to Chris Rock -- Walk Away Now ... Hosting Oscars Will Be a Disaster

Tyrese to Chris Rock
Walk Away Now ... Hosting Oscars Will Be a Disaster

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- 126 days ago
Tyrese Gibson -- Sings about 'Change' in the Oscar World

Tyrese Gibson
Sings about 'Change' in the Oscar World

Tyrese expressed his Oscar disappointment in song ... and the scene could have been ripped from a history book describing the civil rights struggle in the '60s.  Tyrese was leaving Katsuya… READ MORE >

- 130 days ago
TGT -- Ginuwine Broke Up With Us ... Right Before New Album

TGT
Ginuwine Broke Up With Us ... Right Before New Album

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- 158 days ago
Ginuwine to Tyrese -- You're a Wack Diva For Killing TGT

Ginuwine to Tyrese
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- 158 days ago
Tyrese -- Wins Lawsuit Over Book About Ailing Mother

Tyrese
Wins Lawsuit Over ... Book About Ailing Mother

Tyrese just won a huge case against the woman he blasted for taking advantage of his mother -- a verdict that will save him $83,000! Cynthia Banks wrote a book about Tyrese's mother and her… READ MORE >

- 169 days ago
Tyrese -- Protests at iHeartRadio ... Cited By Cops (VIDEO)

Tyrese
Protests at iHeartRadio Cited By Cops

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- 292 days ago
Tyrese – White Radio is Racist ... They Won't Play My Song!

Tyrese
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- 301 days ago

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