Is it just me or does this yout Corey Clarke not look like a cross between Sideshow Bob and Snoop Dog?
Seriously though, I just watched that ABC special where he buss out his likkle accusations about how Paula Abdul seduce him. Must say he's very convincing so although going in I was like this is some more media b.s (I still think that by the way) I think I might actually believe him now. Either he's telling the truth, embellishing a partial truth with aid from his boys and his family or he did a whole heap a research on Paula Abdul.
What a shame and scandal! 38 year old Paula seducing a young lad 16 years her junior. Me remember Shabba a sing about twice my age back in the day and Barrington Levy say he like dem young, fresh and green and I don't think he was talking bout bananas lol.
Actually the age thing isn't really the big deal here in my opinion. Dudes been doing that ish since time began. The big issue is that Paula was a judge and he was a contestant on American idol. She was helping him behind the scenes, behind everyone's back or so its alleged. Now that's just not cricket! Hey maybe these reality tv things are closer to reality than I previously imagined because they seem to be keeping it too real with the shady stuff going on in the back. Maybe they are preparing contestants for the real world. Its like Q Tip said "Industry Rule number four thousand and eighty: Record Company People are shady!"
But no I really don't want to blog about the particulars of this story because the media is going to take this and run with it for weeks as they do with all these stories until we are all tired and weary of them.
Nope my take on the story is about how controversy is now like the best way to get noticed these days. No publicity is bad publicity they say. Whether this Paula Abdul story is the truth or not isn't it interesting how my yout Corey Clarke decided to keep it a secret for two years but now that he's releasing an album he's decided to come out with this info?Ya think that's coincidence? No star, a plan dat a plan! Strategic marketing at its best.
Just like the stupid beef with Game and 50 cents just before 50 released his album. Same plan. Get some extra publicity, your name in the papers, people talking about you and you'll increase your sales.
I think most musicians and people like myself first started to noticed that back in the day, 1990 to be exact, when 2 Live Crew had their little First Amendment controversy in Broward county. It set off alarms in the heads of music people. Hey we can sell more records if we start a controversy they all realized. And so from that day it seems that its been exploited to sell a bunch of questionable music product. The wilder the controversy the better the record sales. Boy if I ever have to release a cd or book or something so I'm keeping this controversy sells thing in the back of my head to use as marketing plan number 1. Don't know exactly what I'll come up with but you can bet it will be outrageous. lol
Oh well I hope this marketing ploy works for Corey.
On another note what's up with the Chappell Show being suspended until further notice. Ya give a brother some money and he stops working damn, damn damn!