The last time personal, private, and slightly scandalous pictures of Day26’s Willie were released, he claimed they were fake. This time around, he’s taking full responsibility.
We can’t show you the pics, but if you want to see what Willie is working with go to ybf.com and take a look.
Here’s what he had to say for himself:
“It has been brought to my attention that private and personal photos of mine are currently circulating the web. As a man that is barely home with his family, my wife and I share some intimate moments the best way that we can. It is incredibly disturbing that someone with bad intentions would illegally hack into my email account and distribute these private moments to the world. I ask that everyone respect the privacy of my family. Also, I offer my sincere apologies to my fans.”
We caught up with the guys last month to talk music, relationships, and fame.
In terms of music, who appreciates the bangers more and who appreciates the ballads more?
MIKE: I appreciate them both as long as they’re a hit.
ROBERT: That really wasn’t the battle.
WILLIE: I think for the show, it wasn’t about ballads and uptempo joints. We’re just 5 strong-minded individuals. I never said I didn’t wanna sing an uptempo record. They chop and paste things up to make it seem a certain way where stories seem to change and once they find a storyline, they stick to it and they never went back from it.
Did you dedicate any songs strictly to your lady fans?
MIKE: (starts singing “Babymaker”)
BRIAN: There’s a lot of songs on the album that everybody in the group can kind of relate to. When we’re actually recording songs or picking songs, even writing songs, we try to do ones that people can relate to real life, like “Truth is a Lie” is something that I’ve definitely gone through.
BRIAN: “Bipolar!” I’m pretty sure some of us have been in a relationships where our partners have been kind of…
QUE: Keep it real, that’s when the best songs come out.
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Speaking of relationships, how do you maintain one considering the fame?
QUE: My situation is a little different because Dawn was in Danity Kane, she’s in a new group, “Dirty Money.” It’s easy because we’re on the same page and we understand each other and we trust each other so much. We don’t let the outside people get in. I trust her in her word and she trusts me in my word and we don’t let the media or all the extra stuff get in our relationship.
WILLIE: And on the flip side, for someone who’s in a relationship with someone who’s not in the industry, it gets hard because it’s hard to really understand the lifestyle. From greeting fans to doing interviews where you can’t answer your phone, you got other people who’ll blog stuff about you, people who just say they saw you somewhere with somebody else. A woman who’s not in this game would not really understand that and you gotta pacify the situation.
ROBERT: He’s good because a lot of situations don’t work out. My situation is why I’m single now. We were together for a long time, but after being together every single day with somebody and catering to their every need and every feeling and then getting into a position where they barely see you, it turns into something else. And if she’s not really equipped, it’s not gonna work at all. No matter how hard you try.
So for those of you that are single, can you describe your ideal woman?
ROBERT: Somebody that understands what I’m doing right now would be just fine. Let me tell you, everything else we can work on, but lets lay that as the foundation.
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What about an ideal date?
MIKE: An ideal date where you could just go to sleep somewhere. Just go to sleep. That’s a great date.
QUE: I’m romantic. I like the candles lit, the lights dim, I like for it to feel right. You can’t take life for granted, so it’s the little things I just like to endure. It might sound strange, but when the wind blows, I appreciate that. Not to sound funny, but I appreciate my relationship.
WILLIE: Bless him (laughs).
ROBERT: I don’t know if this is a kind of date, but I think my ideal date right now would be to go on a date with somebody who really looks at me for who I am, and probably don’t even know me from this TV show, or probably don’t even know me from Day26. I miss doing the simple things like introducing myself, like letting a girl get to know me as oppose to going on a date and she givng me an interview, like asking me about the show or about them, like “You are so cute, but can you tell Will that I said…?’
BRIAN: I hate that.
So how do you ask somebody out?
BRIAN: You don’t.
ROBERT: You accept or decline. There’s no more asking.