Entertainment

Tyrese Turns to Twitter Preaching and Writes Book

Wed., Mar. 30, 2011 12:14 PM EDT
by Nicholas Robinson

Most know Tyrese Gibson as an ultra hunky model turned R&B crooner and hard-core action film star but as fans will discover in the latest issue of JET, Gibson’s true passion is helping his fans better their lives and he explains he using, “Twitter and his new book, How To Get Out of Your Own Way, to do just that.”

In the article, Gibson, who’s been known to give out both candid advice and meaningful gifts via Twitter, explains that the site has become a spiritual pulpit for him to share his hard-won life lessons with his fans.

“I look at Twitter as all of my followers are in my congregation. I can make ‘em laugh, I can make ‘em think, I can post Twitpics and images to show them what blessings are,” explained Gibson.

Following the strong response from fans to his Twitter advice, Gibson set up a voice mail line where fans could listen to his words of wisdom and personal stories. And once Gibson, who’d eventually recorded over 700 messages, saw the power in his own words, he came up with the idea to transform his personal messages into the self-help book, How To Get Out of Your Own Way, which will be released in April.

“One late night in the office it just hit me — this needs to happen. I think it’s irresponsible — I think it’s very insecure and very selfish to not speak on what you know,” said Gibson. “Some people are very competitive and they feel like, ‘If I pass off the information that I know, somebody’s gonna come in and take my throne, somebody’s gonna take me out.’ I’m the complete opposite.”

And although Gibson still hopes to have a thriving career in music and film, he explains that in the end, his work with people will be what truly satisfies him.

“I believe God still has so many plans for my life … but just what if something were to happen?” said Gibson. “Did I really impact people’s lives because I was a celebrity and I was famous? Who cares? Fame is not that big of a deal anymore. But what did you do while you were here?”

What do you think of Gibson’s Twitter advice and new book? –nicholas robinson

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  • 2brothersstone

    This dude said I can twipic pictures of my blessings….Damn, blessings for Tyrese are twitpicable….lol, my blessings are knowing Christ is real, and he chose me, keeps food on my plate etc.

  • Facebook User

    Tyrese tweets some of the dumbest thoughts ever.

    • TheTruthe

      The enemy always has something negative to say…that’s why their called evil. “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers of darkness”. So “forgive them Father for they know not what they do”. BUT, “no weapon formed against us shall prosper, and EVERY word that rises up against us in JUDGEMENET, thou shall condemn.” Amen

      • Facebook User

        Yeah, I’m not “the enemy”. Perhaps you should take a closer look at some of the ridiculous things this man does & says. He lacks any true critical thought, is overly concerned with what “women” “do”, and misspells things so very often you’d think it was a passion of his.

  • TheTruthe

    AWESOME…and thus, the true purpose of life.

  • Lusciousredlips

    This is a nice and kind thing for him to do for the people who love and buy his music. Give God the glory that he deserves and the fan’s need to know about the almighty that he loves and at the same purpose he shares his talents along with his faith. I’d say go for it Tyrese.