Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I'm Doin Me: The Metrell Hurst Interview
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me Metrell it means alot
- Not a problem thank you for the interview actually.
Who is Metrell Hurst?
- Who is Metrell Hurst hmmm great question. Metrell is passionate, Determined, Motivated Artist who writes and sings his own music. Who is is inspired by anyone who is inspiring! All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself. So who is Metrell Hurst... Well I am that am and all that i can be and I achieve and strive to be the best that i can be. I am Metrell Hurst.
Besides basketball and singing what is it that you enjoy doing?
-I love to write, such as poems, songs, screen plays...etc. I love a good movie, bowling, paintball, anything outdoors like rock climbing rafting and things in that manner. I love to have fun and surrounding myself with fun and positive people. Believe it or not I love to COOK! And i can cook anything you throw my way! And i enjoy eating lol
-Its not the fact that i realized i wanted to be with a man its the fact of me being NATURALLY attracted to man, is of reasoning why i am with a man. I didn't just wake up one morning and decided i was gay, Its something i have always known and tried to fight. Coming from a religious family like mine and being that i am from the south things are a little different. My mom is a minister so its tough being yourself in the midst of my family! But that didn't change the fact that well i am myself.
What was it that made you join the military and what branch?
- Well i was running away from life and grief! I witnessed my best friend get shot in the head with a gun to my head as well. Dealing with that kinda emotion drains you. I quit school (University of Memphis) and went home for a couple of weeks and i just couldn't deal with life around me. So i went to the first recruiting office which happened to be the Navy and i told them i wanted to join and i wanted to leave ASAP! A week later i was in boot camp in Chicago.
-Wasn't difficult being in the military for me at all. There are several guys attracted to guys in the military, so is actually kinda easy being attracted to guys being in he military we just keep it on the low. I actually got kicked out of the military for being gay. Although i got an Honorable Discharge its one of the most embarrassing things Ive dealt with.
So you are currently on a basketball team, what was it that made you want to play in the gay leagues?
-Oh this is easy. I was sitting in church when i was 5 years old and the Choir was singing Jesus Be a Fence! And i started singing and my mom was looking at me like where that come from and they put me in the choir. From that moment on singing has been my life. Music is my Life.
How do you think people will feel being a openly gay singer?
-It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor them for what they are. There is no difference from Bryant striving to be the best that he can and follow his dreams. We all should follow our heart, goals and dreams no matter being gay straight or bisexual.
If you will allow me to get personal for a moment and ask Are you currently single?
Are you looking for a relationship?
- Am i looking well.. No. I'm not looking for a relationship i am looking for love. So if a relationship comes with love then it has me. Love has the key to my heart and my life. I live to love and i love living to love!
What is your workout regiment like?
-My workout huh.. Well It involves running, dumbbells, free weights and a gym lmao any more info your going to have to pay me.. I cant be giving away my body secrets lmao lol