The Trent Jackson Exclusive
Some bloggers will always hate TRENT JACKSON. Some bloggers will always love TRENT JACKSON. But, most bloggers/readers will never know the REAL TRENT JACKSON.
When he first appeared on the scene, I wondered who was this secure big boy who posted so many pictures of himself. At the age 22, this young black brotha published his first novel. He challenged many people to think with post on mentorship or telling the story of the fat boy blues. He blogged about his strength and his goals for unity amongst us.
But, Trent always seems to know how to push the right buttons. Calling people out... left and right.. (but, y'all are scared to comment back on his page, unlike Frank) You really can't hate on this brother because he is secure enough to speak his mind. Although, I may disagree with the way he does some things, he has a true unlimited potential to becoming one of our beloved figures in the Black community. Once Trent learns some more life long lessons he will be unstoppable. He's young, fun and dumb filled with cum. He's TRENT JACKSON!
Smiling: Earlier I dubbed for you, the black gay Wendy Williams... How do you feel about that?
Trent: It is what it is. Part of me loves it and part of that name doesn't describe who I am at all
Smiling: What part of the name doesn't describe you?
Trent: Well by nature I am not a messy person. I love people and I am really quiet and reserved...And I'm very friendly...but I like it because I always like to follow the model of anyone who is successful. The Trent Jackson persona is all that it really is...a persona
Smiling : Why do you have a need to give yourself a persona?
Trent: I don't. It just makes the package more attractive. I can be myself and command the attention of a room-but Trent Jackson just adds edge to who I am. And people love edge. I love edge. I love being Trent Jackson. And it's also shields who I am.
Smiling: Is the Trent Jackson persona only for your blog?
Trent: No...Trent Jackson is a full fledged image that you guys don't know about yet. I created him in college when I wrote my column for the paper at school and when I had a TV/Radio show...But you guys will get the full effect in a few months
Smiling : So, Trent Jackson isn't your name
Trent: no it isn't
Smiling: Wow, i didn't know that
Trent: I mentioned that on my blog....no one picked it up
Smiling: I don't think people believed you. Your constantly talking about keeping it real, who is the real you?
Trent: I don't think it's relevant for me to say my real name again. And I do keep it real. Trent Jackson is real! LOL...I am quiet, I am thoughtful, I like to give advice...I am the guy that is in club with a hat on in the corner watching everything go on...I am not the social person that you all get, unless I am at an event appearing as "Trent Jackson" I am really refined...I like me time. I am a lover...I am a lot of things... Mellow too...
Smiling: So, why does Trent Jackson have a blog, instead of ********?
Trent: Because the real me is on reserve for people who get to know the real me and my family, my close friends....it's confusing. Trent is me too...but there is a side that people don't see, that's private
Smiling: I haven't read your book yet. Tell me about it! Does calling it nonfiction give it justification?
Trent: My book is the story of so many people in the world. There is no classification of my book.... It's my life-period, but of course events and names have been changed to protect those who may sue me
Smiling: You often write about all the good feed back you get on your book - are all your reviews positive?
Trent: It talks about-what it's like to be gay, black, overweight- to not be on the DL...and to live your life against what everyone else wants you to be...and I've just started getting negative feedback which is interesting to me.
Smiling: Have you always been a big boy?
Trent: No, I started gaining weight around the 6th grade, which is around the time I started to hit puberty...and plus I was internally dealing with being molested. So, I guess that's a yes! I've been overweight all my teenage and adult life
Smiling: Are you still dealing with issues involving being molested?
Trent: No, I got over that a few years ago...
Smiling: Is the molester still involved in your life?
Trent: No, he's been out of my life since I was 14
Smiling: I really enjoy your interviews - which interview did you enjoy the most?
Trent: It's hard. I enjoyed the second interview with No4real...and I enjoyed the interview with ShawnQT
Smiling: You follow these peoples blog, did anyone come at you with something that you never would have thought?
Trent: No, I always stay prepared and ahead of the game and plus stuff they talk about I been there, done that, and got a T-shirt
Smiling: You really bring the heat. It seemed like your comments are always in the double digits. Recently, there has been a recent decrease in comments... What do you feel has contributed to this because I know people are still reading you blog?
Trent: Um...I really don't know. I care to know what people are thinking...but I get a lot of side emails from people that read my blog that make up for the public comments...and silent readers are kinda scary because they pop up out of no where sometimes...and my blog its a lot to take in-and then some of the stuff I say doesn't always warrant comments.
Smiling: On your blog, you constantly thank those who comment as well as people in your life and blog friends. That is great! But, you also will blast someone that disagrees with you after promoting unity. Isn't that a contradiction?
Trent: No, I am not a contradiction...who are you referring to?
Smiling: Well you recently exposed someone you don't like. Explain the situation, (I rather not use names)
Trent: Thank you for being patient...he is a wonderful guy-he's nice! I'm just concerned about his behavior (sexually) and his HIV status...and if people that were around him that were truly concerned about him, they would try and talk to him about his behavior...
I have a problem with people who sit back and watch other deteriorate
Smiling: But, why did this have to be displayed on your blog, rather than e-mail or an aim conversation?
Trent: Well, I think it is an issue that needs to be addressed as a whole
Smiling: Hmmm... wouldn't you take offense if someone tried to tell you want to do?
Trent: No....I would want to know why they did it. I like to debate... but let me clean it up a little. I wrote him a letter expressing my concern for him and he didn't respond....
Smiling: Isn't that his business? You didn't explain the situation, you just linked his blog
Trent: I did that to make him come and ask me what the problem was... and further more it's his business but he puts it publicly on his blog so now everyone is included.
Smiling: Moving on, Introducing Alexander found out that I was interviewing you and e-mailed me. Tell us the deal with him?
Trent: What… lol…no he didn't.
Smiling: Yes, he did.
Trent: shut up, lol… You're starting shit.
Smiling: I was quite surprised?
Trent: What did he say?
Smiling: He said you made him post comments on your blog.
Trent: Lol, isn't true
Smiling: I'm just kidding... He didn't e-mail me, It has been speculated that you made him up to create a buzz.
Trent: Never… Not true… It would have been clever of me...but it's not true.
Smiling: How can I know for sure?
Trent: I don't know would you like his number?
Trent: Like I'm really gonna give it to you?
Smiling: Hey, you offered.
Trent: lol. I'm pretty sure people have come to their conclusions about that...but if you are going to be in ATL he's gonna be with me so that will end that rumor... I've gotten close with a few bloggers.
Smiling: Clutch the pearls (thanks clay), Alexander is coming to ATL… let me find out.
Trent: Well he will be there.
Smiling: Besides Fred Smith do you have any other blogger friends that you know
Trent: No, the others are on the east coast. So when I visit I will be making my first meet with a few people.
Smiling: So are they gonna meet Trent Jackson or the real you?
Trent: No, I talk to most of them by phone so they can distinguish the difference between the two. Would like to speak with me on the phone?
So, I ended up speaking with Trent for nearly two hours. I wasn’t expecting his calm behavior on the phone nor his willingness to seek suggestions on life. After our conversation, I knew he would be a friend until he fucks the shyt up. His impression of me must have been stellar because after our conversation he posted that I was his “Boyfriend in my head.” But I still had more questions …
Smiling: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Trent: I'll be at the 30 mark...the 10 year reunion has come and gone...I'll definitely have made my mark in some arena of entertainment. I want to be retired (maybe) with a spouse and maybe a teenage child or children. I want to be teaching high school and settled, mentally and spiritually. Have the support and love from my family-and have a talk show under my belt...if not holding down the number one spot on prime time talk...and of course doing power lunches and maintaining my blog.
Smiling: What is your solution to bring forth unity in the G-Life Community?
Trent: My solution for unity is honest dialogue. Without honest communication you can't achieve anything else...so let’s start there.
Smiling: Where are you at Spiritually?
Trent: Hmm...I don't think I am anywhere spiritually. I've always been a person to have belief in God, and all of that. I am not one of these hyper-spiritual people. Not to say that is a good or bad thing...but I have a relationship with God and just like any relationship it could be better.
Smiling: From reading your blog, it seems as though you have a close relationship with your mother.
Trent: LOL, I never said that! That broad gets on my reserve nerve! We have a relationship. It could be a hell of a lot better. And the reality show that I am working on will expose so much...but she and I have been at battle for a grip-she like everyone else has issues that they need to deal with. Unfortunately she displaces her anger towards her children, and that can be a problem when I am your child if you get what I am saying. But as no4real said, "She's still yo momma"
Smiling: Do you feel that bloggers are justified to express concern with being
“called out” in Franks “I think your positive” post?
Trent: I think it's fair to say that we (meaning me, you, no4real, Valentino, divo, etc) didn't really feel called out. If you're intelligent enough to understand that Frank asked a question of us, you wouldn't have felt or gotten offended. It was those that were insecure or made the post personal that made the most fuss about it. Frank knows my opinion of that matter and I've said what I had to say about it, it's a wrap. The kids are messy and some of them just wast their time unnecessarily responding to what other people say, it wasn't that big of a deal and they should just brush it off like they do everything else. Not to say they shouldn't deal with the issue at hand.
Smiling: Is there a celebrity that you idolize, if so who?
Trent: I am a fag...lol. I idolize Janet. Her style, her longevity, her connection with her fans, her ability to not break under adversity, her support for the gay community, her support for her family...she loves hard and she's so real to me. She's the epitome of a Star...
I wonder if he knows he's being shaped into a Star!
A Smiling Production