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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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'Fast and Furious' Star Tyrese -- Breaks Down in Tears at Paul Walker Crash Site [VIDEO]

'Fast and Furious' Star Tyrese
Breaks Down at Paul Walker Crash Site

Tyrese Gibson was overcome with grief Sunday afternoon when he showed up to the crash site where his "Fast and Furious" co-star Paul Walker died less than 24 hours before.Tyrese paid tribute to… READ MORE >

Tyrese -- OUT COLD At D.C. Nightclub [Photos]

Tyrese
OUT COLD At D.C. Nightclub [Photos]

Tyrese wasn't kidding when he said he fainted hard at a D.C. nightclub Friday -- and TMZ has the photographic proof. We broke the story ... Tyrese went to the hospital Friday night, after he… READ MORE >

- 336 days ago
Tyrese -- I Passed Out In a Club ... Because I'm Freaking Tired

Tyrese
I Passed Out In a Club ... Because I'm Freaking Tired

Tyrese straight up FAINTED inside a nightclub Friday and was sent to the hospital -- but don't worry he's fine now ... he just needed some shut-eye, ASAP. Tyrese made an appearance at The Park… READ MORE >

- 341 days ago
Paul vs. Vin vs. Tyrese -- Who'd You Rather?

Paul vs. Vin vs. Tyrese
Who'd You Rather?

Paul Walker, 39, Vin Diesel, 45, and Tyrese Gibson, 34, looked too fierce at the "Fast & Furious 6" premiere recently.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 432 days ago
Tyson Beckford -- My Sex Tape Sucks!

Tyson Beckford
My Sex Tape Sucks!

Male supermodel Tyson Beckford is warning his fans ... the unreleased sex tape featuring himself (with himself) is definitely NOT a masterpiece. Sorry ladies (and some men). TMZ broke the story… READ MORE >

- 808 days ago
Tyrese Gibson Lands L.A. MANSION for a Steal -- I'm a Master Haggler!

Tyrese Gibson
Lands MANSION for a Steal -- I'm a Master Haggler!

Tyrese Gibson has got some serious negotiating skills -- TMZ has learned, the actor just snatched up a spanking new L.A. mansion ... for almost a half a mil less than the asking price.The R&B… READ MORE >

- 972 days ago
Tyrese Rushed to ER: I was POISONED!!

Tyrese Gibson
I Was POISONED ... by Seafood

Tyrese says tainted seafood did a major number on his insides -- sending him to an L.A. hospital last night ... TMZ has learned.According to a rep, Tyrese is recovering at home today ... but… READ MORE >

- 974 days ago
Tyrese -- Banned from the Airwaves in Delaware

Tyrese
Banned from the Airwaves in Delaware

You won't be hearing any Tyrese songs on the radio in Delaware in the near future ... because the singer's music has been banned from the biggest hip hop station in the state. TMZ spoke with Tony… READ MORE >

- 1036 days ago
Tyrese's Radio Station Ejection -- The Blow-by-Blow

Tyrese's Radio Station Ejection
The Blow-by-Blow

Tyrese Gibson says the program director that kicked him out of a Delaware radio station yesterday was cursing and yelling behind the scenes -- all because the singer took a stand against liquor… READ MORE >

- 1037 days ago
Tyrese -- BOOTED from Radio Station for Talking About Liquor Stores

Tyrese
BOOTED from Radio Station for Talking About Liquor Stores!!!

Tyrese claims he was WRONGLY kicked out of a radio station in Delaware yesterday -- and it's all because he TOOK A STAND against liquor stores that operate near elementary schools. It all happened… READ MORE >

- 1037 days ago

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