Marques Houston Talks Crazy Voicemails, Beyonce And Being Called Batman
Is the rumor that you took Beyonce’s virginity true?
No, that’s not true.
Who was the craziest girl you’ve ever dated?
I’m not going to say her name, but one time I was coming in from out of town and she just showed up to pick me up, unannounced. She would do things like, one time I had 100 missed calls in a row from her. One time I was at the movies and I came home and I had all these crazy messages on my answering machine like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” and then four messages later she’s apologizing. It was a crazy experience. But you’re young, you date, you live and you learn.
Were you ever forced to take a form of dance that you were embarrassed about? No Spectacular.
No. I didn’t grow up on dance class. I was always natural. I’ve been in the industry since I was eight and I’ve always had a choreographer since then. But I never really took ballet or anything like that.
“I was at the movies and came home and had these crazy messages on my answering machine like, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ Four messages later, she’s apologizing. It was a crazy experience.”
What are some talents of yours other than singing and dancing?
I’m a barber, a professional barber. I don’t have a license or anything but I cut hair. I cut my own hair. And I can also draw and paint.
What do you do outside of music for fun?
I like to collect. I’m a tech guy so I like to have all the latest TV and Blu-Ray players and stuff like that. I just collect anything. I started collecting baseball cards and basketball cards when I was younger. I have a CD collection that turned into a DVD collection and I have a Jordan shoe collection. And I don’t drink but I have a wine collection. I just started a sweatshirt collection. Every city that I’m in I buy a sweatshirt. It’s just something that I do. I also love going to the movies and spending time with my friends. I love to bowl. I’m a good bowler too and I love to play basketball.
Does it annoy you when people still call you Batman?
I haven’t been called Batman in so long but the other day, I was in Washington D.C. and this girl called me Batman. She was like, “Come here Batman,” and it threw me for a loop. I was like, “Why did you just call me Batman?” [laughs]. That was strange.