Ray J, real name RAY NORWOOD, has revealed he got mixed up in Los Angeles' gang wars when he was living in Carson, California, as a teenager.
He tells urban magazine SMOOTH, "A lot of young black kids get caught up in the ghetto, and I did. But luckily, I was able to go tell my momma and Brandy right before anything crazy happened.
"I told them I was in a lot of trouble and I really wanted to get away because I felt something dangerous was going to happen. Something tragic. There was a lot of gunplay and I was getting shot at a lot.
"So I moved to North Hollywood with my godsister TRACY, and from there, I changed my life."31/01/2005 21:24