Last night, the BET Hip Hop Awards aired. As promised, you can now view Trey Songz and Trina presenting the best collaboration award below.
Before the show (So Kodak Show), I talked to Trey Songz about So Kodak, his inspirations, and “Trey’s Angels.”
Teen Vogue: Is there anything that you specifically like to photograph?
Trey Songz: I like to photograph the cities I go to as well as the different monuments. I just finished my tour, Passion, Pain, and Pleasure, and I took a photo of the audience every night. I also took videos of [the audience] doing all different types of things, including them shouting out to my mom.
Teen Vogue: Who was your source of inspiration as a teen?
Trey Songz: One thing I think we are missing in the world nowadays is inspiration in the home. I’m an artist, and a lot of people look to artists and to public figures, but I was inspired by my mother and my grandmother, the strongest women I know. As far as musical inspirations go, I was influenced by everybody from R. Kelly to Jay-Z, Marvin Gaye to Donnie Hathaway.
Teen Vogue: Do you have any advice for your teenage fans?
Trey Songz: Just believe in yourselves–believe in yourselves and stay yourselves. Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it and if you think wholeheartedly that you can do it.
Teen Vogue: What’s next for you?
Trey Songz: I am touring with Usher starting on November 10. The first date is in Seattle. You can check out my Web site for more information. All the Teen Vogue readers out there, the young ladies, if you would like to be one of Trey’s Angels, you are welcome to join at treysangels.com!
Trey Songz is nominated for the American Music Award Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist. Click here to vote for him.
Via Rap-Up.com: Soulja Boy Tell’em and Trey Songz gave cyber-flirting its own anthem with their collaboration “LOL ,” and now they have something else that’ll make the ladies smile.
Trey reveals to Rap-Up.com that he and the 20-year-old rapper have completed another song called “Hey Cutie.” “I got a record on Soulja Boy’s project,” he says. “It’s something for the ladies out there. It’s got a little bounce to it, a feel-good record, make people want to dance, sing along.”
The track is set to appear on Soulja Boy’s third album The DeAndre Way, due November 30, along with his singles “Pretty Boy Swag,” “Blowing Me Kisses,” and “Speakers Going Hammer.”
Trey also has a duet with Monica in the can (“Here I Am”) and is about to head out on the road with Usher in November. “Usher was one of the first young sex symbol kind of artists of my generation,” he explains. “It’s because of guys like him that I’m even able to do this.”
Remember the BET Hip Hop Awards air tonight on BET. Trey Songz attended the event and presented an award with Trina. Please make sure to check your local listings for times as they vary. I have also added more photos from the event. Enjoy!
» 2010 Appearances: BET Hip Hop Awards
Trey Songz speaks with Nigel D. about his initial reaction to the, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure,” first week sales along with giving reasons for the increase from the last album. Trey Songz speaks on working with Jay-Z, teaming up with Rocawear and how he is building up his brand. He speaks on whether, “Can’t Be Friends,” is inspired by his personal life, will he act and/or rap in the future and answers critics saying he is too sexual. At the end Trey Songz gives his advice on being successful.
Via Rap-Up.com: Ladies get ready. Fresh off his headlining tour with Monica, Trey Songz is gearing up to hit the road with fellow R&B lothario Usher on his “OMG Tour” beginning November 10 at Seattle’s KeyArena. Before he took the stage at last week’s “So Kodak” concert with Drake, Rap-Up.com captured a few moments with the “Bottoms Up” singer, who told us how the pairing came about and which of his tourmate’s tunes stay on repeat.
Via Rap-Up.com: While he’s still heating up the charts with his singles “Bottoms Up” and “Can’t Be Friends,” Trey Songz has mapped out his next moves.
The ladies’ man tells Rap-Up.com that the Drake-assisted “Unusual” and steamy “Love Faces” will be released simultaneously as the third singles from his fourth album Passion, Pain & Pleasure. “We’ll be working those at the same time,” he reveals.