It has been an extra hot summer for gospel artist TONEX (Toe-nay) after Website MediaTakeOut.com made gay innuendos about him in june. TONEX, who pastors a San Diego church, responded with a lively, expletive-laden YouTube video titled “The Naked Truth.“
Word about the video spread online quickly and drama followed. TONEX and his record label, Zomba, soon parted ways for the second time in two years. He originally split from the imprint in 2006, allegedly over lack of payment.
“…Because at that time, that’s what needed to come out,” he explained. “It was because [of] a lot of hurts, resentments and things that went on in that area [but] I don’t usually discuss vomit, you know. I just kind of moved on from there; the next day everything was fine but I needed to make sure that everybody heard my voice and what I had to say and moved on from there.” said TONEX.
TONEX released an Open Letter earlier this month, expressing “deepest regret for any shame that this may have caused my Bishops and or Body Members.”
When TONEX was asked if he had any regrets, he said, “You can’t change it. It’s all about the now — and the future is so groovy.”
The clip below is the first on two clips of the interview between TONEX and PATH MEGAzine. Check it out and let us know what you think: