Harrison is going to try to transition into a music career and fashion. Hmmmm.....
Columbus Short: I Feel 'Raw and Vulnerable' Right Now
Judging from the group of people who flocked
into Hollywood's Couture lounge on Thursday night, it's clear Columbus
Short has a slew of supporters.
But following the release of some court documents filed on Tuesday
by his now-estranged, wife Tuere Tanee Short, that claim (among other things) that he threatened to kill her, the Scandal
star, 31, is geared up for what's ahead with his reputation.
"To be honest with you, I'm feeling raw, focused, vulnerable and
in a perfect place to write great music," he told PEOPLE as he was
promoting the new single, "Gave You," off his upcoming album. "God's
been preparing me for a long time to deal with this season of my life.
Being able to have thick skin is something that is needed."
And although aware of why he's in the public eye at the moment, Short generally doesn't pay attention to news centered on him.
"You want to know the truth? I don't read anything," he says. "I
don't read the good stuff and I don't read the bad stuff, because if I
read the good stuff, I've got to read the bad stuff. I don't allow
myself to make agreements with nonsense so I just don't take it in."
Adds Short, "I block it and I make sure my team knows, don't
even show me stuff – because unless it's real, I don't even want to see
it, I don't even want to talk about it, because you never know where
stuff is coming from and you make an agreement with a lie."
If the actor was feeling any negativity, it surely did not show, as the fans who came out also got a chance to watch Scandal
season finale on a big screen with an all-smiles Short in the audience,
who even got up on occasion to give a shout-out to the crowd.
forward, Short, who plans to feature BJ McKnight, Musiq Soulchild, YG
and Brandy on his upcoming album, already has his next business venture
"I'm trying to do a line for Middle America – those gladiators
out there who want to dress like Harrison [Wright], but can't afford
it," he says, referring to his character on ABC's hit series. "There's a
way to do it. Back in the day, black young men felt like a million
dollars with a haircut and a suit jacket, so that's all we need, so
that's what my focus is."