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Grammy Award-nominated R&B superstar Tank released his long-awaited new album Elevation on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Elevation is available today via R&B Money/Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.

Elevation marks Tank's first new album release since 2017’s Savage, which spawned the RIAA platinum-certified hit, "When We". The track spent 13 weeks atop the Billboard and Mediabase Urban AC charts.

The 43-year-old singer/songwriter is also celebrating the release of Elevation with an official companion video for "I Don't Think You're Ready".

 

Elevation features production and songwriting by Tank, alongside longtime collaborator J Valentine, Cardiak, Harmony, Doh Boy, and more. In addition to the aforementioned guests, the album features collabos with stars, including Candice Boyd, Carvena Jones, Chris Brown, Dantè, Dontaÿ, Dunteá, Feather, JoJo, Keith Sweat, Luke James, Major, Omari Hardwick, and Shawn Stockman.

"ELEVATION is about going to the next level," says Tank, "rising to the occasion of success and giving my fans the best music I have to give. R&B is my legacy and in my veins. I want to lead the charge to bring it back to its rightful place at the top of the charts."

Tank is currently promoting Elevation by traveling as a special guest on Fantasia's "The Sketchbook Tour," alongside fellow special guests Robin Thicke and The Bonfyre. The dates culminate December 1st at Raleigh, NC’s PNC Arena.

A limited number of VIP packages are still available for most dates – for complete details and remaining ticket information, please visit www.therealtank.com.
 

 

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Tank is baffled over the homophobic responses to his statement that one man giving another man oral sex does not make either man a homosexual.

It all started when Tank sat down with The Breakfast Club's Angele Yee to promote his new album, Elevation, that dropped today (Oct 25).

Tank described a scenario in which one man samples another man's penis, and then decides it was not to his liking. In that situation, Tank says, sampling the man's penis - even twice to make sure - does not make him a homosexual.

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"He sucked a d**k once, right? Then, he's like I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Let me try it again, and then he says, 'You know what? It's not for me. Don't like the taste.' See what I'm saying?"

Tank continued: "It doesn't mean he's gay. It means he sucked d**k twice. The art of being gay is being gay. It's a continuous state of being."

The 43-year-old Capricorn dropped by The Breakfast Club on Friday to continue the discussion.

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Tank, pictured here with lesbian rapper Siya, was baffled that women are frequently given a pass when they "explore" other women's vaginas, but men are considered homosexual when they "explore" another man's penis.

"There's an exploration process. And this speaks to the double standard," said Tank. "Women are allowed to explore and play and do all of these things and they don't get boxed into a thing. And I think for men, there's a scary thing as it pertains to being gay."

Tank argued that men should be given a pass when they choose to explore another man's body in order to form an opinion on whether they prefer to go both ways.
 

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Tank is not backtracking from statements he made about oral sex between males. The R&B singer angered his female fans when he claimed one man giving another man oral sex does not make either man a homosexual.

The 43-year-old Capricorn made the controversial statements in a sit-down interview with The Breakfast Club co-host, Angela Yee, to promote his new album, Elevation, which drops Friday.

Tank described a scenario in which one man samples another man's penis, and then decides it was not to his liking. In that situation, Tank says, sampling the man's penis - even twice to make sure - does not make him a homosexual.

"He sucked a d**k once, right? Then, he's like I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Let me try it again, and then he says, 'You know what? It's not for me. Don't like the taste.' See what I’m saying?"

Tank continued: "It doesn't mean he's gay. It means he sucked d**k twice. The art of being gay is being gay. It's a continuous state of being."

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An unofficial poll of the comments on Twitter.com shows 98% of bio females strongly disagreed with Tank, while 100% of homosexual males were in agreement.

Tank, who has battled homosexual rumors for most of his career, did not back down as the debate continued to rage on Twitter.com on Wednesday.

Many females accused Tank of promoting homosexuality among Black males. Others assumed that this was Tank's way of easing himself out of the closet.

"Tell em to keep the smoke coming!.." he tweeted.


 

Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank

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Rita Ora in New York

Songbird Rita Ora wowed her fans in a low cut black satin outfit and maroon coat, at the Tezenis clothing launch in New York City on Wednesday. Then on Thursday morning, she showed up in Warsaw, Poland in Europe, bundled up in a ski outfit. Ora is the new host of Cycle 23 of America's Next Top Model.

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Tank and Zena Foster

R&B singer Tank was shocked when he checked his Instagram messages and found a sexually inappropriate image sent to him by someone purporting to be a minister. Tank was so incensed that he posted the picture to his Instagram timeline.

After apologizing to his followers, Tank chastised the minister for misrepresenting his robes.

"This is what's wrong with the church now! Misrepresentation of God and who he really is," Tank wrote. "I have no problem with homosexuals BUT I do have a problem with this!!" he added.

Read Tank's full message after the break.

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Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank at REIGN Nightclub

Saturday night, three kings of R&B came to Reign supreme in Atlanta and brought out all the ladies. Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank, members of the collective super group TGT, released their anticipated debut album, Three Kings, August 20th. TGT also recently wrapped up a nationwide tour that ended in Atlanta. Trinidad James, Keith Sweat and Big Tigger were also in the building to celebrate the trio's collaborative effort to bring back real R&B.
Photos courtesy of CTRL ATL.

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Chris Brown performing

Butt model Rosa Acosta celebrated her birthday last night at Hollywood's illustrious Supper Club with some of the artists who helped make her butt famous.

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Pictured above with Rosa Acosta (center) are Echo Hattix, left, owner of Echoing Soundz PR; and publicist Moses Hill, right.

*There were performances by Chris Brown, Tyga, Tank, Wiz Khalifa, and Neyo. The plush event also served as a scene in DJ Felli Fel's upcoming music video single "Reason To Hate." Following the footsteps of Rosa Acosta, XXL's newest Eye Candy, Tokyo known as Sherane from Kendrick Lemar's "Back Seat" video also saluted and celebrated with Acosta.

Once again the dynamic duo known as the Supreme Team and Echoing Soundz produce yet another exhilarating and star-studded soiree for the Industry's elite. "I couldn't have dreamt a more magnificent event to take place. Some things are priceless and that's the sum of what happened last night" said an excited buxom Rosa Acosta.
*From a press release.
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Sexy singer Tank attended LeToya Luckett's album release party at Cain in NYC yesterday. Sadly, most people don't even know LeToya has an album out.

Tennis superstar Venus Williams helped launch a zero-calorie drink at the 35th Street Water Taxi Dock in NYC yesterday.

TV personality Kim Kardashian, right, took her pregnant sister Kourtney Kardashian shopping for baby things yesterday in West Hollywood.

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Thanks to RAZZI, my stylish friend who runs the urban fashion blog stylerazzi.com. She did a little research and found a link to one of Tank's other baby mama's, a radio DJ named Alysse Stewart who holds the midday spot at WBAV in Greenville, South Carolina. This is the other name dropped by my loyal reader truth08 in a comment in an earlier post on Tank.

Razzi points out that Alysse conveniently posted an interview with her baby daddy Tank on her website.

Meanwhile, another reader emailed me to suggest that maybe truth08 is one of the other women in Tank's life. Who knows. I'm just happy that Amy Winehouse is finally in rehab.

Sexy R&B singer Tank, real name Durrell Babbs, is a very busy man! Yesterday I posted a cute baby picture of the newest addition to Tank's growing family. I say "growing family" because it has come to my attention that Tank has spawn everywhere from several side pieces.

It appears that one of those side pieces, Zena Foster, managed to get herself pregnant by him and she made sure the world knew it by sending the baby picture to Celebrity Babies blog.

A woman will do this for several reasons, one of which is the man told her she was a side piece and she can't accept it because she convinced herself that she was the main one. According to my loyal reader truth08, Ms. Foster is not his girlfriend, she simply "gave herself the title" but he spent New Year's Eve with his main woman ([pictured above) and the two even went to church together that same night.

You can read the full text of her comment after the break.
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