Tyrese Wants Top 40 Radio Play As His R&B White Counterparts

by Rafeal Crawford

Tyrese Gibson’s album Black Rose debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s 200 but his smash hit single “Shame” is not getting played on radio’s Top 40 stations and he holds no bars on the reason why his music is not getting played either.

“When I think about Sam Smith, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake – when they’re singing R&B soul, their songs are being played on all formats of radio, including urban radio,” Gisbon told TMZ in a video. “We don’t say because they white they should only be played on the white stations. If I’m number one … my song deserves to be heard by the world.”

Gibson said he reached out to Top 40 DJ’s Ryan Seacrest (of KIIS FM in Los Angeles) and Elvis Duran (of Z100 in New York) to play his single even though it’s not on their music playlist.

“At this point, I believe that if Sam Smith, Robin Thicke or Justin Timberlake had been singing “Shame,” it’d be played on all formats of radio around the world,” he told the gossip site. “And as far as I’m concerned, that’s not right.”

Currently Black Rose is in the top 5 on Billboard’s 200 list

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