Years ago, before becoming famous, Tyrese was singing the praises of Coca-Cola on the back of a bus. Nowadays, he’s not only in the Fast and the Furious movies, but he also uses his platform to slut-shame women.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen mentions of Tyrese all over my social media timelines. He’s talked about his new black queen whom he’s recently married, but also found a way to shame black women who wear weaves and makeup after people questioned his queen’s blackness.
Just this Monday morning, the singer-turned-actor appeared on The Breakfast Club to discuss his issues with such women. But we’re just going to pretend like that didn’t happen and that he’s not married to someone he probably cherishes for having long, straight and “good hair” and who doesn’t “need” a weave (2:29 minute mark).
Let’s just get into this video clip of Tyrese’s appearance at BET Monday as well. And let’s just listen to his message.
“Sluts, skeezers, hos and tramps are never without a man because they don’t have any standards,” the former ho said.
“You got women who are out here active in these streets going to lunch and dinners every night,” he said. “You’re going to put a lot of miles down there.”
So, according to the great philosopher Tyrese, it doesn’t take two to tangle. Men are not included in this equation of “ho’ness.” Nor are his fellow brothers out there ho’ing around, either.
This is the problem with some men.
Even after getting married to his so-called soul mate and being happy with what he has, Tyrese still feels the need to drag women and slut-shame them.
Tyrese and his misogyny should never have been let off that bus.