Trey Songz

by Mixed Kidd on June 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES - FEB 10:  Trey Songz arrives to the Grammy Awards 2

Birth Name: Tremaine Aldon Neverson

Place of Birth: Petersburg, Virginia

Date of Birth: November 28, 1984

Ethnicity: African-American

Trey Songz is an American musician, record producer, and actor. He is the son of April (Gholson) and Claude Neverson, Jr. His parents are both African-American.

Trey’s paternal grandparents are Claude McArthur Neverson (the son of Edward Calvin Neverson and Edna Lucille Young) and Ann Elizabeth Gregory (the daughter of Paul Benjamin Gregory and Pinkie Harrison).

Sources: Genealogy of Trey Songz (focusing on his father’s side) –

Trey’s paternal great-grandfather, Edward Calvin Neverson, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Trey’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Benjamin Gregory, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Troy’s paternal great-grandfather, Paul Benjamin Gregory –

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Capricious October 11, 2015 at 4:22 am

His eyes make me melt, and I’m not even that into black guys…

Manila September 5, 2015 at 2:47 am

Claude Neverson, Sr.’s middle name is McArthur. Ann Gregory’s middle name is Elizabeth.

Capricious April 3, 2015 at 5:06 am

Him and Chris Brown are the most hottest black men for me.

He is African alright, but a bit more “ethnic” or “exotic” than the typical West African American. He kinda looks like he has North African blood – Berber, Egyptian or Mauritanian (to the northwest)…

He doesn’t strike me as a full on Subsaharan African, like Akon and Eddie Murphy (who are both cute, mind you).

Or maybe just simply, he has European ancestry…

Mafia888 March 10, 2015 at 4:47 am

He looks Ethiopian.

midori29 February 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Trey Songz is BLACK

Kerrywhite February 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

NOT and when I find a source you are going to get salty asf.

fuzzybear44 February 9, 2015 at 4:10 am

Hello follers, how have you been?I can see you’ve been busy

fuzzybear44 February 9, 2015 at 4:12 am

Don”t know how the comment jumped up here

Kerrywhite February 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm


He tweeted this along time ago – “I just want to tell my fans that I’m not full Black, I’m mixed. My mother is bi-racial and my dad is a quarter White. I’ve kept my ancestry to myself because I didn’t want it to impact my career and I was unprideful of it. I hope you, my fans can forgive me.”

tinasheeeee February 7, 2015 at 6:23 pm

could you link this tweet? and what type of white? italian? irish? english?

Check7t February 7, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I just Googled that ‘not fully African-American’ quote and couldn’t find any reliable sources or anything from his Twitter to substantiate it too.

Kerrywhite February 7, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Your just going to have to put Bi-racial(white and black) for his mom and African American+25% white for his dad. I really don’t know how you re going to put that without emphasis on the type of ancestry he has lol

I can put the URL of the fb fan site if you want. -

tinasheeeee February 8, 2015 at 9:26 am

Yeah, I also found on a question on (I don’t know if it’s reliable site) about his ethnicity. Someone said he’s Dominican, Puerto Rican, Native American & African American

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

Invalid. Trey never said anything about Puerto Rican, Dominican or Native American in the tweet. He only mentioned white blood but never went on to explain what type of white ancestry. I was trying to find out why he deleted the tweet and I think people were starting to argue over his race/ethnicity so he was forced to delete the quote.

Kerrywhite February 7, 2015 at 7:42 pm

He tweeted a very long time ago and there’s no possible way to find the URL of the tweet unless you sit down for hours or even days looking through his twitter page. I got the quote again by fan pages/communities on Facebook and Google after I lost it just recently. It seems to be going viral a little bit. And the quote didn’t give any analysis on the type of white ancestry. I’ll be glad if he takes a DNA test though.

Check7t February 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

I just searched his Twitter using the search feature and didn’t find the tweet.

Seems to be a false quote.

Kerrywhite February 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm


Kerrywhite February 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm

But I remember reading it on my page like a couple years ago probably. I liked his page because I’m a fan of him….if he deleted the quote I’mma feel so mad at him lol.

Kerrywhite February 7, 2015 at 9:50 pm

I’m mad and confused of why Trey deleted the quote….

fuzzybear44 February 8, 2015 at 4:52 am

There are very few full blood black celebs walking around the u.s.a,,their mixture hasn’t hurt their careers .So what if his mom is bi-racial, no big deal.If he actually wrote that, he must not think much of his fans

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 5:56 am

I don’t think he’s considered a Black celeb when none of his parents are Black. His mom is bi-racial and his dad is a quarter white.

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 5:57 am

He’s considered multi-racial…

midori29 February 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Thats still considered “black” in the majority of the world. if you do not think it is , get real.

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 6:21 am

Unless you are referring his father. But not even him is “socially” full Black.

fuzzybear44 February 8, 2015 at 6:34 am

Well who is black in the u.s then, I mean what’s the cut off point?Blair underwood is 26% euro, is he no longer black either?The Avg black American is said to be between 12.5 to 20% euro, which makes them mixed-bloods, so are there no longer any black people in the u.s.?

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 11:02 am

Well let’s see. Trey Songz’s mother is 50% Black and 50% White. His father is 25% White and 75% Black. If you do the math Trey is estimated to be 60% Black and 40% White, way more than the average African-American.

fuzzybear44 February 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Your adding is off.trey would get 12.5% from his father, and 25% from moms.however are you saying your cut off is 20%? Also again, is Blair underwood black to you?

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Yeah, he’s a typical African-American.

fuzzybear44 February 9, 2015 at 4:06 am

Well you did side step my other question.I find it interesting that you consider Blair a typical black, but trey father who is less white, you don’t(i’m going by what you stated trey father to be).if I was to see Blair or trey walking down the street, and not knowing who they were.I could truly say all I would see is two black men

midori29 February 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm

@KerryWhite, your reasoning is really off. Trey is BLACK

Kerrywhite February 10, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Not really…he has enormous percentage eof white generics

follers February 8, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Songz clearly didn’t say this quote. For the record, all of his paternal great-grandparents were black, at the least.

Kerrywhite February 8, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Yes he did, because I remember reading it on my page a while back.

midori29 February 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm

@KerryWhite, its sooo popular to be non-black and mixed these days, I dont actually believe he said that,

midori29 February 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

I saw Trey’s Mom, she definitely did no tlook half white. People need to stop, especially black people with this mixed stuff. Its really damaging to African Americans. You can google a pic of Trey Songgz mom, she does not look half white at all. Of course no one on this site is made to be black.!050211-celebs-mothers-trey-songz-mom

Kerrywhite February 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

It’s not about looking half white lol. The woman is still genetically half white and Trey openly admitted it and people dragged him on twiiter causing him to delete the quote. I need to find a source like NOW!

lxyluv April 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm

I’m just reading your comments & laughing my ass off. It’s like you really don’t want this man to be black,

lxyluv April 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm

The same girl that was up under a YouTube comment just going on about the same bullshit. Trey Songz identifies himself as black, not saying he’s not the shit you said.. But that’s what he identifies himself as.

Julie2801 May 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

OMG you are so right. I was reading the comments beneath the Nick Jonas video. And she got into a discussion about how Neyo and Trey songz aren’t black. Is she freaking kidding me?!

lxyluv April 16, 2015 at 9:43 pm

He’s not considered multiracial,

lxyluv April 16, 2015 at 9:31 pm

I am in tears,

Kerrywhite June 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

So saying he’s multi-racial means I’m saying he’s not Black. That’s news to me.

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