Black Beef: Aaron Hall & Chauncey Black Feud With Teddy Riley
Well Aaron appeared on the nationally syndicated “Skip Murphy Show” recently to vent his frustration about Teddy and explain why the third member of Guy hasn’t been performing with them.
“This is what I want to tell the Guy fans, the original Guy fans from ’88. I own 100% of Guy. So being that I started it and everybody thinks its Teddy, what person leaves a group that the fans are saying they want to hear to do Blackstreet number 19,” Aaron said to the co-hosts. “Why would you do that many Blackstreets when everybody wants to hear Guy?”
The 48-year-old vocalist said despite Teddy’s absence, he and his brother Damion are still regularly performing Guy concerts.
“My whole thing is this, I wrote em, I’m still singing them, I’m still on tour, I look the same and I ain’t putting any of group members in it but me and my brother,” he expressed. “If he wants to leave and do Blackstreet, let him. If he wants to do songs about us, do it. I don’t care. The thing is that me and my brother love my fans.”
Despite his career with Guy and having released three solo albums, Aaron rarely spoke publicly because he suffered from a speech impediment. Now that his impediment has stopped, he vowed to speak openly about the challenges with his former group member.
“Now you’re hearing it from the oldest one’s voice and the person who couldn’t talk before. You remember when I had a speech impediment? Now I don’t have a speech impediment and now everyone is nervous cause he’s gonna tell the truth,” he acknowledged.
Aaron said that he’s “going to speak the truth,” because “God didn’t allow me to talk to lie.” He said despite their being a demand for Guy from concert bookers and fans, Teddy wants to do his own thing.
“The fans can not be confused. I don’t want the fans to think I did ‘Teddy’s Jam 1, 2 & 3’ for me. I did that to boost him up. He didn’t do no ‘Aaron 1, 2 & 3’ for me. And he left Blackstreet, Chauncey and everybody like 100 times. Now he got Blackstreet number two with Dave and whoever else. They could never be us,” he added.
Aaron isn’t the only Teddy associate upset with him. Earlier this year it was reported that Chauncey “Black” Hannibal, one of the founding members of Blackstreet, was suing Teddy for using the name Blackstreet to perform concert dates with new members. Chauncey claims that he is the rightful owner of the name, and that Teddy has been illegally using it. Teddy originally owned the name, however, when his trademark expired Chauncey secured it before anyone else could.
Teddy has not responded to either one of his former members with a formal statement, but did release a diss record called ‘Teddy’s Jam 4’ addressing both.
“Chauncey, I made you,” he rapped on the track, where he also claims Chauncey lived with him rent free and accused him of filing bankruptcy so that he didn’t have to pay him. He also makes fun of Chauncey’s ill-fated solo attempt.
As far as Guy is concerned, Teddy offered: “The brothers think without me they can still be Guy. When they book Aaron and Damion, the promoters pay 12-stacks. But when we’re all on the bill together, them promoters pay 40-racks. That should let you know how much I mean to the brand.”
He went on to say “all the drinking and drugging has stressed” Aaron out and that he “needs a permanent seat on Iyanla’s couch.”
Teddy is currently performing shows with a revamped Blackstreet that includes original member Dave Hollister and three new singers.
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