The actor was accused by the relatively unknown comedian of agreeing to get intimate with director John Singleton to land a part in the 2001 urban comedy-drama, Baby Boy.
Spanky, known for his appearance on the Nick Cannon show, Wild ‘N Out, claims he was beaten out of the role by Tyrese after auditioning for John, who allegedly told them: “I fucking love both of you guys, but which one of you guys are gonna suck my cock?'”
It is not yet known if he said it in jest, but the comedian told his listeners: “I had an audition, it was 30 stars there. There were so many stars there that I was like, I don’t fucking belong here. Three weeks later, it was me and another person – now we’re the best two people that’s there. He gets up, he reads, I’m thinking ‘Fuck, I’m not gonna get his.’ Then I get up and I read, and I shock myself.”
“We both sit down and the producer goes, ‘I fucking love both of you guys, both of you are talented. But which one of you guys is gonna suck my cock.”
Hayes continues: “I burst out laughing because a muthafucka ain’t never talk to me like that. And what fucked me up though is that other dude wasn’t laughing… And I looked at both of them, and was like aww hell naw. And to keep it real, he got the leading role … BABY BOY.”
John Singleton produced and directed Baby Boy, and Hayes is basically saying Tyrese performed sexual favours to get the role. Well, Tyrese didn’t find it funny one bit and went nuclear on the dude. In a recorded rebuttal, the hunky star, dressed in a huge fur coat, said: “I was at home minding my own business and woke up to gay rumors about me and my bro Morris Chestnut … It’s over for you dude. You’re done in this town.”
“There are some dumb ass people in this world that will be doing some dumb shit. What man wakes up and says ‘You know what? Today I want to end my career. Today, I want to figure out a way to stop my kids from eating. Today, I want to commit career suicide.’ You know you done fucked up, right?”
Tyrese went on to say: “The role for Baby Boy was written by John Singleton for Tupac. When Tupac was killed, John had only one person in mind. It wasn’t them…it wasn’t you, nigga it was me! Let’s go even further. I did audition but it wasn’t the audition that you claimed. The audition I did was me who already had the role for Baby Boy showing up to an audition to find the woman who will play my mother and we discovered my favorite woman, Taraji Henson. So at what point did it narrow down to you versus me? You just said some dumb-ass shit.”
“Let’s do the math. I’m 35 years old. How old are you? Which means if we do the numbers, when the auditions that you claim happened went down, you were probably around 13 years old. Which, in your mind, you auditioned for the movie called Baby Boy and John Singleton wanted an actual baby boy in the movie. Anybody who has seen the movie will tell you it’s about a grown ass man who still lives at home with his mama. You know you done fucked up, right?
“Let me just tell you something…it’s over! You didn’t have a career at first but it definitely just ended. You’re never going to perform at chocolate factory… You’re never going to do any other thing that upcoming comedians needs to do in other to get their career off ground. It’s over for you dude.”
Tyrese, who also starred in Fast and Furious, said he has a lot of respect because he put in the hard work and claimed the rumours were at a level of “grade A bullshit” that he’s never had to deal with in his life, adding, “I’ve had a lot of rumours, but I’ve never had those sorts of rumours.”
In the video, Tyrese then rambles on and laughs out loud while smoking a cigar in his outdoor theatre and mocks Spanky, who he says hasn’t accomplished anything in his career. OUCH!
He’s made his point and we still don’t know if Spanky was just joking about the whole thing. But Tyrese certainly isn’t laughing.