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R&#038B Stud Tyrese Gets Cheeky

Tyrese Gibson (aka Tyrese) may have shown some skin in those sexy Guess? ads, but the R&#038B superstar admits that when he was asked to drop trou in the John Singleton-directed pic, Baby Boy (opening June 27), he got all hot and bothered.

"You just got to hype yourself up and try to get through it," the 22-year-old acting neophyte tells TV Guide Online of his love scene with leading lady Taraji P. Henson. "But once you are doing it and John says, 'Take four, take five,' and 'We're going to do it from three different angles,' it starts eating away at your soul. I'm a real private person; it wasn't easy for me to do those scenes."

Well, on the eve of the film's debut, Gibson seems to have overcome his early rump angst. "My mama hasn't seen my ass cheeks since I was born," he says, "but I'm going to take her to the premiere."

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