The handsome and talented young actor turned singer named Tristan ‘Mack’ Wilds, stole our hearts in the critically acclaimed HBO series ‘The Wire.’ He went on to star in ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ where audiences first got a taste of his liquid voice. Although he began messing around in the recording studio at that time, he continued his acting career for 4 seasons on the revised Aaron Spelling CW drama ‘Beverly Hills 90210.’ But, last year, he broke away from familiar and decided it was time to dive head first into his music career. He changed his stage name to personify his alter ego ‘Mack Wilds,’ instead of Tristan wilds. When in character, he rocks a gold grill and sunglasses instead of his normal squeaky clean look and sparkling white teeth. He released his first mixtape: NY; A Love Story which produced hits like,’ Own It,’ and ‘Henny.’ He was also recently named the next BIG thing in Hip Hop which won him the cover of VIBE magazine. And he was nominated for a BET Award and a Grammy!
I recently caught up with Tristan and I decided to embarrass him as best I could by putting him on the spot with fellow R&B singer LeToya Luckett. Tristan told me that he was VERY single, so…I tried to hook him up with LeToya (who was not having it!)
While he is rumored to be in a relationship with newbie R&B singer, Sevyn Streeter, he claims that he is definitely single, but he isn’t looking for a girl who doesn’t have her own hustle.
“I’m not looking for the girl who needs me to pause. I’m looking for the girl whose gonna work as hard as me. Ambition is amazing to me.”
I definitely let Mack know that I have ambition too!! Hello! Ha! He is adorable. But who knows if he’s really taken or not? Watch the interview below to find out what he had to say about making the transition from acting to singing and what it meant to him to grab the cover of Vibe.