Hollywood Leading Man Christian Keyes Discusses New Novel 'Ladies Night' in a Recent Interview on Black Hollywood Live's “Next”

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'Hollywood Leading Man Christian Keyes Discusses New Novel 'Ladies Night' in a Recent Interview on Black Hollywood Live's “Next”'

She’s in her underwear every other day with her cakes sitting on her counter. I’m grown. I’m not looking for wifey, I’m looking for a wife.

Talented actor, singer, screenwriter, and author Christian Keyes sat down for an interview on Black Hollywood Live’s top-rated show “Next” to discuss his new book Carl Weber Presents: Ladies Night, stripping for money on a dare, cooking dinner naked, and more.

In his new book Ladies Night (Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books), Keyes’ main character, Amp Anthony, turns to exotic dancing after a tough life on the streets. Although most of the book is fictional, Keyes brought the element of male stripping from his own personal experience. “I did an amateur night once on a dare (from an ex-girlfriend),” he said. “I made about $700 in thirty minutes. Matter of fact, they kept calling me for two months like, ‘Is Dr. Feelgood there?’”

Keyes has also been singing since he was a child, and even performed the first song he ever wrote during the interview. He also discussed his song “Cook My Dinner Naked” and the concept behind the video. “In the video, she’s my wife, and the marriage bed is undefiled. That was the message we wanted to convey. Yes this is sexual in nature, but this is also a man coming home to his wife.”

Keyes, who is currently single, gave insight on why he doesn’t prefer dating women with racy pictures on social media sites. “She’s in her underwear every other day with her cakes sitting on her counter. I’m grown. I’m not looking for wifey, I’m looking for a wife.”

His infamous chest tattoo of a cross, which he drew himself, actually came as a result of a break-up. “I got that tattoo the day I got my ring back from my ex-fiancée. I was hurting. I took the ring back to the jewelry store and got some cash back and I said, ‘You know what, I want a tattoo.’”

Growing up on the tough streets of Flint, MI wasn’t always so easy for Keyes. “I was in 14 different foster homes, three group homes, a couple detention centers; every six to nine months, I was in a different home,” he said. “It built me to be the man that I am today. I wouldn’t change a thing. It made me a better parent.”

Being a single father to Christian Jr. has also taught him a lot about parenting. "Just make the time and ask open-ended questions and listen. Kids just want to know that you care and want to feel safe."

Links to Christian Keyes’ appearance on Black Hollywood Live can be found at:
 
YouTube: http://youtu.be/sta5icNaZDM?list=PLsewtEOygG8v7cu__oX4LAuba5wFdOYpI
Site: http://www.blackhollywoodlive.com/2015/01/10/next-w-christian-keyes-january-9th-2015-black-hollywood-live/
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/next/id625652561?mt=2

About Black Hollywood Live
 
Black Hollywood Live is the world’s first online broadcast network dedicated to African American entertainment. Black Hollywood Live programming features insider information, insightful commentary and in-depth interviews with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and influencers. For more information about the network, visit http://www.BlackHollywoodLive.com or contact Executive Producer @derrialchriston

About Black Hollywood Live “Next”

Hosted by Megan Thomas, Cortez West and KiKi Ayers – “Next” airs every Friday and is available for free downloads on iTunes, BlackHollywoodLive.com, and also viewable on YouTube. Every week, “Next” features intimate, in-depth interviews with Hollywood’s next edition of stars and influencers. Past guests have included Jay Ellis, Asia Ray, Drew Sidora, McKinley Freeman, Mack Wilds, Robert Riley, Omar Miller, and more.

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