Columbus Short must’ve learned a helluva spin game from being on the “Scandal” set.
Columbus Short Doesn’t Read Good Or Bad Press, Says Current Struggle Is Great For Writing Music
The Hollywood actor claims that he’s never been one to read press and everything that’s going on now is just fuel for his music career.
According to People.com reports:
Judging from the group of people who flocked into Hollywood’s Couture lounge on Thursday night, it’s clear Columbus Short has a slew of supporters.
But following the release of some court documents filed on Tuesday by his now-estranged, wife Tuere Tanee Short, that claim (among other things) that he threatened to kill her, the Scandal star, 31, is geared up for what’s ahead with his reputation.
“To be honest with you, I’m feeling raw, focused, vulnerable and in a perfect place to write great music,” he told PEOPLE as he was promoting the new single, “Gave You,” off his upcoming album. “God’s been preparing me for a long time to deal with this season of my life. Being able to have thick skin is something that is needed.”
And although aware of why he’s in the public eye at the moment, Short generally doesn’t pay attention to news centered on him.
“You want to know the truth? I don’t read anything,” he says. “I don’t read the good stuff and I don’t read the bad stuff, because if I read the good stuff, I’ve got to read the bad stuff. I don’t allow myself to make agreements with nonsense so I just don’t take it in.”
Adds Short, “I block it and I make sure my team knows, don’t even show me stuff – because unless it’s real, I don’t even want to see it, I don’t even want to talk about it, because you never know where stuff is coming from and you make an agreement with a lie.”
Well that’s an interesting — and convenient– way to approach it. For those of you who are Harrison fans, the good news is Columbus wants to create a clothing line modeled after the “Scandal” character:
Moving forward, Short, who plans to feature BJ McKnight, Musiq Soulchild, YG and Brandy on his upcoming album, already has his next business venture in mind.
“I’m trying to do a line for Middle America – those gladiators out there who want to dress like Harrison [Wright], but can’t afford it,” he says, referring to his character on ABC’s hit series. “There’s a way to do it. Back in the day, black young men felt like a million dollars with a haircut and a suit jacket, so that’s all we need, so that’s what my focus is.”
As long as he’s dressing men like Harrison and not himself, because this dude loves him some capri pants — not sure that’s a good look for ANY man!