Keyshia Cole's former manager Manny Halley has lost another R&B client, according to my well-placed industry source.

Singer Tank, whose last album was 2010's Now Or Never, fired Halley and Imani Entertainment citing "creative differences" with the way his career was being handled.

Tank, whose real name is Durrell Babbs, is telling friends that Manny (pictured at right with former client Keyshia) was a bit too disorganized for him. But the 35-year-old hasn't had a top ten hit since forever.

This has not been Halley's year since losing Keyshia Cole as a client and then seeing his LA Phillipe Chow restaurant franchise finances go into the red.

But Cole's journey through managers hasn't been an easy one either.

The "Calling All Hearts" singer hired industry veteran Ashley Fox of Ashley Fox Management to guide her through the separation from Imani Entertainment last year. Next, Keyshia dumped Ashley Fox for Über manager Chris Lighty. But that union only lasted for a month.

Then last week, Keyshia announced on her Twitter page that she was being managed by Kevin Liles, the former president of Def Jam, who also manages singer Trey Songz.

Manny is a friend to the blog. So we wish him well, and we know he will keep doing big things.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Mannie is getting canned left and right! :rofl:

    #HOPINGISAIDNOTHINGWRONG!

  • xamayca 2 di bone

    Manny doesnt strike me as the professional type who is capable of managing a career...maybe thats why he was let go so many times :shrugs:

  • xamayca 2 di bone

    Tattteeedddd! I lubs you!

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    Tank doesn't need to drop hits of his own when he's earning paper as a writer. But yeah, sucks for Manny :coffee:

  • xamayca 2 di bone

    And Keyshia girl..i hope Kevin Lyles works out...Keyshia has the potential to go far with her career. Tank tho..ION he doesnt have that IT factor

  • Honycoatd

    Sometime clients can want too much while laying on their back doing nothing.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Manny must be skimming off the top :coffee:

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    Tank still thinks he has a career? :blink:

  • TruGemini

    From watching the first season of Keyshia's reality show, I never realized Manny was a "real" manager...I just thought he was a cousin or something that she done gave a job to. He just came across as unprofessional and all over the place...

  • xamayca 2 di bone

    @Tru Yup thats exactly what I thought too...he probably was a friend she was close to and was trying to do something nice

  • Daisy

    Tank *screams/throws panties/faints* :hump: I saw him at Essence looking GOOD as hail!!! My Gwad My Gwad

  • lovezoe

    Manny never seemed management material to me on the reality show. He like that guy from the neighborhood who knew a little about something and a lot about nothing. Hopefully Kevin Lyles can resurrect KeyCo career. I haven't liked much since her first album.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    I LUBS YOU TO XYZ! :love:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvOeA7rqxnM DMisses

    Manny and Keyshia seemed pretty close on her reality show, but this was a business decision so I understand...Tank on the other hand, well his career hasn't been thriving for a while so I definitely understand his decision also.

  • xamayca 2 di bone

    @ LoveZoe yea me too! Her first album with her and her ranibow hair was great

  • Krissy

    Damn Manny.....

  • iscream

    I just came in to snatch my man up out this Post.

    *tosses Daisy back her drawls.

    We need a morning wood on Tank Sandra! That man is a work of art.

  • Nhere

    He makes for a very convincing actor. That straight to dvd movie he did with Latoya Luckett "The Preacher's Child Just Wants to Sing" or something like that,that man did a superb job. He played an abusive rapper or r&b singer, that is where is money is.

    Go head Tank shoot for acting, have your boy Jamie hook you up.

  • Nhere

    excuse the is's, Lol

  • pointhimout

    That's entertainment. I like Tank. I didn't know barry hankerson was no longer his manager until reading this post. When they switch managers like this, what are they looking for? A person with the best connections? Higher performance fees for shows? Can't they manage themselves or at least go the route of boutique mgmt? I dont see the need for anyone to go all grand with their managers when the careers aren't indicative of such.

  • pointhimout

    Tank morning wood would be hot, but these dudes seldom show wood or even traces of it. Get me brick in the draws - I need more than a nice chest and pecs.

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    I love Tank... but... :blink: What's with the half six pack half keg he got going on?

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    I was done w/Tank's arse when I saw that made for BET movie w/him & Letoya Luckett. He didn't have to beat her like that!! :nono:

  • iscream

    Dang didn't know KC went thru all those managers. Manny seemed like he helped her Keyshia a lot. I wonder if she split from him because he got Frankie and Neffie that spin off show. I do remember that show made her mad because she wasn't getting a cut.

    Her career fell off once her show went off IMO.

  • KayCeiSoul

    Tank = :trophy: husband.

    He can sing me to sleep and awake err'day and I would be so satisfied.

    Loves his latest CD.

    Morning Wood on Tank Auntie, please? :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    WUTWUZMISSIN! says:

    I love Tank… but… What’s with the half six pack half keg he got going on?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :rofl: :nono:

  • ValerieB1

    Tank resally is underrated. his last album Now or Never can be played from start to finish!

    Team Keyshia :cheer: but could she be the problem? hopping managers left and right

  • Daisy

    @Val I like K Coles music too. I can JAM to all her cds except the last one but I love my baby was the JAM I think she still has some hits left in her

  • Ms. Everything

    I remember meeting Tank a few years ago, I didn't even know who he was but my friend was a fan and his attitude was kinda stank :shrugs: It made it so I could care less about ever buying an album or track of his. Hopefully things work out for all involved though

  • prynsexxx

    iscream says:

    I just came in to snatch my man up out this Post.

    *tosses Daisy back her drawls.
    _____________________________

    Ew! :rofl:

    Hey EVERYBODY!

    ....and a special hello to Tatted! :hi: <---- waving HARD!

  • bigtyme

    just had to sign in to say tank makes great music. whether he makes the charts or not.

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    HEEEEY PRYN PRYN! I'm waving just as HARD back! ----> :hi: :yes:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    *now my arm hurts from waving hard to Pryn*

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    Manny just can't win lol

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVWchAnyH6k&feature=fvwrel ALBoy

    Tatted! :coffee:

  • West Coast Chick

    Another bites the dust :lol:

    hey everybody :waves:

  • West Coast Chick

    I was actually looking for Manny to manage my career :thinking: .. i got this lady gaga meets Adele meets Jonas Brothers. meets beiber, meets kelly rowland thing going on :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsV10dbUAys:// ELove

    Singer Tank, whose last album was 2010's Now Or Never, fired Halley and Imani Entertainment citing "creative differences" with the way his career was being handled.
    ^^^

    Ok I'll admit I'm somewhat Confused on THIS One... Soooo is THIS considered LOSING or WINNING regarding Manny Halley ?!!? :shrugs:

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven says:

    WUTWUZMISSIN! says:

    I love Tank… but… What’s with the half six pack half keg he got going on?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :rofl: :nono:
    ---------------------------
    Now I know I aint the only one that see that! look at it.. I'll wait.. :blink: see! Above his navel Six Pack... below the navel.. KEGGER!

  • candibfly

    he might not have had a hit of his own but hasn't tank written hits for others?

  • West Coast Chick

    :rofl: @ WUT.. he got that 4 pack thing going on :yes: .. he'll owe you 2 ;)

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    ALBoy says:

    Tatted!
    ---------------------
    :blink: You see that... Get a new job selling tangelos and can't say hi no mo huh?

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    West Coast Chick says:

    @ WUT.. he got that 4 pack thing going on .. he’ll owe you 2
    ---------------------------
    Them two rolled off that keg below his navel... check his drawz...they prolly hang below his peen like two bottles in a Crown Royal Bag...

  • http://Twitter.com/Ms_TiaCouture MsPretTiTi

    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do, I liked Tanks last album tho even if it wasnt a "hit", I liked just about every song on it....

    Heyy SR Hunnies :waves:

  • http://Twitter.com/Ms_TiaCouture MsPretTiTi

    Tank is such a sexxy man and his voice just puts the icing on the cake :clap:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    HEEEEY AL! How's it "hanging" baby??? :wink:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVWchAnyH6k&feature=fvwrel ALBoy

    Tatted thick and to the right :coffee:

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    Al, I know you would respond. That's why I could not resist! I LOVES IT!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVWchAnyH6k&feature=fvwrel ALBoy

    I knew you would love "It" :coffee: we should get sticky at some point in the near future

  • kingstonn

    allllllllllllllllllllllllllll! :danban:

  • West Coast Chick

    WUTWUZMISSIN! says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    @ WUT.. he got that 4 pack thing going on .. he’ll owe you 2
    —————————
    Them two rolled off that keg below his navel… check his drawz…they prolly hang below his peen like two bottles in a Crown Royal Bag…

    _________________________________

    :rofl: gross!

  • West Coast Chick

    :offtopic:

    I LOVE that song by little wayne.. how to love :whistle:

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    West Coast Chick says:

    I LOVE that song by little wayne.. how to love

    ---------------------
    I like the base line of that song...

  • KayCeiSoul

    MsPretTiTi says:

    Tank is such a sexxy man and his voice just puts the icing on the cake
    ********************************

    Yes he is! He's in my city Saturday w/ Brian McKnight and Avant.
    Can't wait to see all this chocolate & get serenaded. :heart:

  • Daisy

    How to Love is my JAM too even Mary Mary tweeted and said they liked it :lol: #fatherforgiveus

  • http://Twitter.com/Ms_TiaCouture MsPretTiTi

    @KayCeiSoul, Enjoy honey! :yahoo:

  • KK76

    :heart: Durrell. Always have. Love "Celebrate" and the remake of "Can't make you love me." He's a shorty, but def fine.

  • Dymond

    West Coast Chick says:
    I LOVE that song by little wayne.. how to love
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sup DubbC :yahoo:

    I hate that damn song
    It's bad enough to hear Drake sing...now Wayne gotta sing too? :crying:
    but I have been bumping his latest mixtape tho Sorry 4 the Wait

  • http://yallaintchit.com/ Man, I just don’t care™

    :offtopic: Just got an email from one of the banned members. They confessed their infatuation with me and wanted everyone to know they missed yall and won't mind me speaking for them.

    :coffee:

  • KDub

    My daughter LOOOOOVES that Lil Wayne song. SHEW...

    Sandrita...you not gonna post about how yall Waffle Houses getting skrait JACKED on a reg? :coffee: And if you do put up that loop with Mo in it as a Waffle House waitress...

  • Creamychic

    Tank "Singing" Maybe I deserve~ for me go out an find sum other manager, Maybe HE deserve~~~ to get your buisness skill right oh yea Screaming Maybe I deserve :violin:

    ____________________________________________________________
    Manny "Singing" Please dont go, please dont go, Ohh, he found all the lies I had in my car, Ohhh, I rush right over to plea my case, ohhhh,

    J.k Sandy...Good luck to you both

  • http://www.twitter.com/cocoabana Cocoabana

    KDub says:

    My daughter LOOOOOVES that Lil Wayne song. SHEW…

    Sandrita…you not gonna post about how yall Waffle Houses getting skrait JACKED on a reg?

    And if you do put up that loop with Mo in it as a Waffle House waitress…

    -------

    With the red fruit roll-up hair.

    I'd rather give birth than listen to that Lil Wayne song.

  • CFREE

    *PEEKS IN* the clique back yet ?

    Afternoon Peeps :waves:

  • CFREE

    :whistle: how to luuuvvv... even tho he has no bidness sangn :lol:

    Sup DUB Cizzle :cheer:

  • KayCeiSoul

    KK76 says:

    Durrell. Always have. Love “Celebrate” and the remake of “Can’t make you love me.” He’s a shorty, but def fine.

    ************************
    @KK76
    HE KILLED THE REMAKE. Can't take it off repeat.

  • Bigbadwolf

    Tank is my guy. I saw him live and he can really blow, not as well as me of course, but I'd do him. :yes:

  • KayCeiSoul

    Bigbadwolf says:

    Tank is my guy. I saw him live and he can really blow, not as well as me of course, but I’d do him.

    ************************

    BBW - you can sing?? Well g'won den gurlie!

    Me too!. :danban1: This is why I admire his pipes so - he is cold!

  • http://Twitter.com/Ms_TiaCouture MsPretTiTi

    Is he really short in person? I neva woulda guessed that, he gives the impression of a big strong man, well to me....

  • KayCeiSoul

    MsPretTiTi says:

    Is he really short in person? I neva woulda guessed that, he gives the impression of a big strong man, well to me….

    ********************

    Yeah - he's a lil' dip. But a lot of them are...I went to Jill Scott's Block Party last weekend, and I'll be derned if err'man on that show wasn't short.

    *Anthony Hamilton - Squat of a man
    *DJ Jazzy Jeff - Lil' wisp of a man
    *Stokely (Mint Condition) - Same height as Kirk Franklin

    But they did the damn thang! :yes:

  • Bigbadwolf

    KayCeiSoul says:

    BBW – you can sing?? Well g’won den gurlie!

    Me too!. This is why I admire his pipes so – he is cold!
    ____________________________________
    U know how the story goes, I've been singing since I could talk :whistle: He is cold. :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsV10dbUAys:// ELove

    @KayCei
    Yeah the VAST Majority of them Dudes are Str8 Itty-Bitty (Just Facts) :yes:

  • http://youtu.be/rGrqW3nx5HM kimip84

    that pic of Tank is mmmmm mmmmm yummy!!! I second that Morning Wood of Tank request :)

  • trenee

    I always thought he was a cool, decent guy, from what I saw of him on the shows. Didn't seem disorganized to me! Good luck Manny!