As if his New York City public transportation tour – complete with performances on the subway and the bus – were not indicators of his level of commitment, the singer/actor was met with a challenge by a very famous friend. In response to a request to share the link to his album on Facebook, Will Smith (yes, the Will Smith) challenged Tyrese to complete one peculiar task: take a dip in his swimming pool with winter clothes on. And of course, Mr. Gibson obliged.
#TAG someone that YOU wanna nominate to accept the #BlackRoseChallenge ( jump in a pool with a FULL WINTER OUTFIT INCLUDING BOOTS).. WILL Smith – I did it!!!! Aha! Watch full video on my Facebook.com/Tyrese WILL SMITH I “ACCEPTED YOUR #BlackRoseChallenge I nominate my brother @VinDiesel to “Accept” my #BlackRoseChallenge to bring awareness and encourage more donations to the #MakeAWishFoundation one of my favorite charitable organizations – click the link in my bio to support the #BlackRoseRnBMission A video posted by TYRESE (@tyrese) on
“I was challenged by my man Will Smith,” Tyrese explained in the resulting video. “I asked him to do me a favor and put up my link to the No. 1 album Black Rose, in 15 countries, I’m celebrating. Y’all know he’s my mentor. He said, ‘Look dude, I got 74 million followers. If I put this link up, celebrating your success with Black Rose, you gotta do something for me.’”
Laced in a fur jacket, sweatpants and Timberland boots, Tyrese jumped into the pool. And while all of this may seem like a futile effort to some, the singer has enjoyed considerable success on the independently released project, which is eyeing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Oh, and Will Smith held up his end of the deal on Facebook: