Trey Songz Talks Being Relevant, Fame & Success

Mr. Steal Your Girl, aka Trey Songz, realizes the all too true fact that you can be a chart-topping artist today and a struggling act the next. Answering a few tough questions while in Las Vegas over the weekend, Songz is grateful he hasn’t “blown it” so far.

“One day, you can be hot. One day, you can be nobody, if you don’t pay attention and focus on what’s really going on,” says Songz. “The blessing in my career was not to be supersuccessful instantaneously.”

According to Trey Songz, if success had been meteoric, as it has been for some acts, he might have blown what was handed to him.

“At a young age, if you get it too fast, it’s like people who hit the lottery — they blow it,” Songz tells the Las Vegas Journal. “There’s nothing that can prepare you for what being a star is. I got to learn at an escalating scale. It’s not a sprint, man. It’s a marathon. I want to be around when everybody else is tired. That means learning.”

Trey Songz is currently touring North America on the Anticipation tour with special guests have included J. Cole and Big Sean.


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