So Trey Songz follows the footsteps of DMX, Lil' Kim, and Keyshia Cole and has a reality show on BET. It's all about him going on his first tour with Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. It looks like a real documentary, I was surprised. I mean all reality shows promise to be real and they usually lie. There are no scripts, its a true "day in the life of" show. Unlike with Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, there looks to be no chance of a spin off for this show. Can we all release a giant sigh of release? Now let's talk about Trey.
Trey is a perfectionist. And we all know that perfectionists can be...confident. Demanding. Driven. He was really adamant that everything be perfect and I can understand it. He's on tour with Jay-Z! And it's his first tour. He really does have a lot to prove. When he talks to the musicians he makes sure that after he barks at them, he does explain that they all have something to prove. I love that he says that everyone is going to work just as hard as he is. Now, I'm not completely blinded by lust, he was rude to the wardrobe women. Maybe not rude, but a little...abrupt? He was very vocal about what he didn't like. I guess they didn't mind because then he would smile and then it was all good. (However on the newest episode that airs on Tuesday, he does get into a little tiff with a woman who is not impressed by his smile or his invitation to his show. I like her.)
So the show features his mother, his mentor, and Kevin Liles who is something of a manager/supervisor. They all talk about where he came from and how he learned music. This is what he has always wanted to do and he won't allow himself to become lazy, because he recognizes that there is someone else out there ready to take his place. I love that his mentor said that Trey treated his career as though he was a rapper. I guess that explains his mixtapes. (I was wondering) So I like it because it seems like a real reality show. It stays on topic, so far there aren't any crazy fights. I can't promise to watch the episodes as soon as they air, because there's no cliff-hanger. I'll definitely catch the reruns, though.