"I'm not in the public eye sweetheart! Stokes says. but he says he decided
to speak because people have the wrong idea about him. I'm a Christian man, and
I'm an honest person," he says. "You'd probably want to be my friend if you got
to know me...I just want Vibe readers to know that I treat my artists like my
family, and once you achieve a certain amount of recognition and success, you
become a target."
"Getting in trouble" was not limited to verbal warnings. "Sometimes we'd get
punched," says Omarion. "Like, socked in the chest or something. It's like a man
thing, like, ya'll need to listen. That's honestly why we stayed in
"Me and Keisha came to the decision that we didn't want to be involved in that situation anymore," says Scott, who continued to work as the group's choreographer but turned over management duties to Stokes. "We were uncomfortable with the way [T.U.G] ran business. Chris is manipulative ...to get what he wants," says Scott, who still works as a
choreographer in Los Angeles. "I just try to be a good business person and a good person in general, and everybody's not like that"
- Dave Scott