It is very disheartening to learn that the notes belted by these entertainers were compromised by steriods.
Black Celebrity Steroid Scandal: 50, Mary J., Perry Named In Probe
Posted Jan 14th 2008 10:10AM by Karu F. Daniels
Filed under: Entertainment Newswire
By Karu F. Daniels, Blackvoices.com
Disgraced Olympian Marion Jones and baseball record breaker Barry Bonds just weren't enough.
Now, there are "reports" that hip-hop superstars 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and Mary J. Blige are involved in a steroid scandal.
And box-office shattering filmmaker Tyler Perry, too.
Crediting "unidentified sources," Albany, New York's The Times Union newspaper alleged that the above-mentioned black notables "may have received or used performance-enhancing drugs."
Read explosive story here.A flak for Blige, who just turned 37-years-old on Jan. 11, dismissed the accusation, stating that the six-time Grammy Award winner "has never taken any performance-enhancing illegal steroids."
"Illegal steroids"? Hmmm.
Ken Sunshine, a rep for Tyler, declined to comment to the Associated Press. However, the fair-haired colored public relations practitioner was a key component on the CNN special, 'Chasing Angelina,' which chronicled the roles publicist play in defending the "honor" of celebrities.
There has been no word from 50 Cent's camp at press-time. Legally known as Curtis Jackson, the thug rap icon is, however, the only celebrity named in the report that has a perfectly designed muscular physique.
Steroids or no steroids, I'm not clear what the scandal is here. It's not like the aforementioned celebrities are winning honors, accolades, medals and honors for their professional accomplishments.
I am an avid believer that where there's smoke, there's fire – especially in 50's case, plagiarizing and lip-synching would be a a greater offense, i.e. a scandal.