Trey Songz will be featured in VMAN’s Spring Fashion Issue in a 4-page spread styled by fashion icon Carine Roitfeld along with a full interview conducted by model supermodel Selita Ebanks. In his feature the 27-year-old entertainer speaks candidly about his upcoming album Chapter 5, the Anticipation 2our and his Angels with Heart Foundation. Check out exclusive images and quotes from Trey Songz’s feature below and visit VMAN.com to see more from the Spring Issue.
On his album Chapter 5: “I’ve grown from a young man to a man, i think a lot of people have been able to see that progression [in the music], as far as my fans are concerned, as far as consumers are concerned, and just the general public. so i’ve gone from “gotta Make it” to “top of the world.” i’ve gone from “i invented sex” to “sex ain’t better than love. (…) i think the new album will reflect very much where i’m going as a per- son and what i’ve been through. Music, for me, is very much an expression of how i felt at the time when that song was made. (…) we’ll see how much i’ve grown and how much i’ve changed since that album’s dropped.”
On his upcoming tour: “It’s the first time i’ve ever toured for a mixtape [Anticipation 2]. i’m one of the few r&b artists who has been making mixtapes throughout the full extent of his career—[i made one] even before my first album came out. i went back to that formula, going back to the work ethic that i had initially at the start of my career, knowing that that’s what basically gave me the chance to make it to Chapter 5.
On his Angels with Heart Foundation: “Angels with heart is something that’s really dear to my heart. it’s basically for homes and communities like the one i came from, with a lot of single moms and a lot of children who’d have an amazing future ahead of them if only they had that, and only that, to focus on. i remember coming up in Virginia, and a lot of kids would get in trouble after school and get into situations they didn’t need to be in because they’d be home alone and they didn’t have places to go. i came from a situation where i got clothes from the salvation army and i was on welfare, so to be able to contribute to people who are in need, like how i needed and how my mother needed back then, it’s something that i’m truly blessed to be able to do.