Two nights ago I spoke with a rep for R&B singer Trey Song who disputed all rumors that Trey Song is gay. The rep, who asked to remain anonymous because she's not authorized to speak on this issue publicly, said emphatically that "all these accusations are completely false! All these rumors are inaccurate and they're lies!"
The rep denied all rumors that a local blogger was paid to build up Trey's image as a manly man. Trey's album 'Ready' which dropped in August of last year has yet to go gold. But the rep explained that Trey's numbers are great by today's standards.
Reading from the recent Soundscan report, the rep compared Trey's numbers with other R&B artists such as R. Kelly, and surprisingly, Trey is outselling most of them.
The rep confirmed rumors that former Atlantic recording exec Kevin Liles was Trey's new manager and she denied reports that Atlantic was on the verge of dropping Trey. She went on to say that Atlantic records is "ecstatic" about their artist and couldn't be happier with him.
When asked to address the gay rumors, the rep said Atlantic would not release a statement addressing the rumors because the fans will believe what they want to. "I'm not asking you to like him. You're entitled to your opinion," she said. "My only concern is... your sources are inaccurate."
"The people who are your followers, the people on your blog will believe what you tell them. It's your perspective... when I read what you wrote, I'm like, this whole slant that you've got it's totally to the left. That's wrong. Where did you get that from?"
While rumors will abound that Trey Song and singer Brandon Hines are an item, another source said Trey fired his longtime manager Delante Murphy because Murphy was allegedly stealing money from him.
The source, who is close to both men, said Murphy may have been making side deals for his own profit by booking Song for appearances and pocketing the cash.