According to Tamblyn, Tyrese pulled her e-mail address from a “cc’d” list (used when sending the same message to multiple people) thinking that she was actually Amber Rose, Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend and current fiancee of rapper Wiz Khalifa. He then e-mailed Tamblyn, and asked her if she wanted to collaborate on some songs.
Instead of correcting his mistake, Tamblyn sent Tyrese four impromptu rap demos she created on her iPhone.
It wasn’t until after she sent the first two audio clips that Tyrese suspected she was an imposter, saying “That song was not it…. Not even remotely…. Just keepin it real,” and asking Amber “What u on?” insinuating that she’s got to be on drugs.
The actress finally fessed up in her seventh e-mail, singing her full name — Amber Rose Tamblyn — after the Baby Boy actor called her song titled “Contraception Matters” “trash,” saying “Sorry…at this point I don’t even believe this is Amber…I’m cool. Good luck on your career…. One.”
Afterward, Tamblyn sent their e-mail exchanges to some friends — whom in turn helped them go viral.