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So Diddy hit up Big Boy's Neighborhood the other day and talked marriage.  Or lack of it in is life.  Check the audio here.  Diddy says Bobby and Whitney scarred him.  Fun-ny. Here's Mariah Carey's new "Candy Bling Remix" ft. T-Pain. Check it. Roxanne Shante's apology for lying when you read the rest...

One of the most famous female names in early hip hop Roxanne Shante has finally spoken out about being exposed as a liar. Remember a few months ago when it was revealed that she never received a Ph.D. like she always claims these days? Well here's her Sorry 2009:
"I would like to thank my long time fans and supporters for your continued support. I am humbled and grateful to all of you for that. Without going into all of the details as of right now, I would like to apologize that this story regarding my post recording career has caused such a ruckus. The entire story will be revealed at a later time. Throughout my career and life, I have been faced with many challenges, both professionally and personally. Like all of you, I am human, and may have not made the correct decision all the time. And, like anyone else, I would like to think that my entire life or career is not judged by one error or mistake. It is very easy to criticize someone and I have left myself open to criticism. That is fair. There are plenty of people that will attest that I have done a lot for them. It seems though, that negativity gets more attention than positivity. All I can say to that, is before you level any further criticism and cynicism, walk in my shoes. I am making this statement to apologize to the people that truly care about me for any angst that this situation has caused, and to thank them for their continued support. I am proud of what I have been able to do for so many others, and would like to let those persons know that I will continue to be there for them no matter what. I am proud that during my twenty plus years as a pioneer in the Hip-Hop industry, to have opened doors for those who came after me, such as MC Lyte, Salt N Peppa, and Queen Latifah to name a few. I will have no further statement in regards to this matter at this time."
Source So what was the lie supposed to accomplish? I mean...really?

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vanity1: OK so was she in

vanity1: OK so was she in the running for the nobel peace prize and falsified her application???? WTF??I didn’t even know she’d lied about it… Moving on….I’m curious as I’m sure Kim is asking also…what is it about Cassie? GOOD Afternoon Kim & the Twins....
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Erica (original): Oh Diddy

Erica (original): Oh Diddy please. I’m so sick of these men blaming others for them not wanting to be in a committed . There was Bobby and Whitney the same way there is Will and Jada. Man up already! You are/were greedy. Period. COMMITED - LMAO - Thanks 4 Watching Easy E aka The LOVE BROKER
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Its obvious she was ashamed

Its obvious she was ashamed of her lackluster career & made it up 2 appear like she actually accomplished something big.she has a big tittle 2 live up to & I kno it must hurt seeing how queen latifah started out lik her but blew up big unlike her. Its a ego thing cause she feels like she has nothing 2 show for after all these yrs. I understand why she did it cause it is kindof embarrassing to Not be "rich&platinum" after such a promising start. Her story is not very different from a lot of early rap artist who didn't make near what artist make 2day.
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OK so was she in the running

OK so was she in the running for the nobel peace prize and falsified her application???? WTF?? I didn't even know she'd lied about it... Moving on.... I'm curious as I'm sure Kim is asking also...what is it about Cassie?
vanity1's picture

are vague apologies even

are vague apologies even considered apologies? Boo Roxy BOOOO
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Poked on YBF: People always

Poked on YBF: People always make an excuse as to not to get married by using a that was doomed for the start.really Diddy? Bobby and Whitney was your role models? Get some help ASAPRoxanne may not got her PHD but she still got her . how many female rappers in the have that? NONE She doesn't have the BA either. Apparently she was enrolled in Marymount for a semester before dropping out. In one of her explanations Roxanne stated she attended school under an assumed name to hide from her abusive boyfriend/husband. At this point, no one really knows what the truth is. That's the prob with lying.
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It doesn't seem that Rox was

It doesn't seem that Rox was apologizing for lying, at least it's not clear in that post. The last I heard on Tom Joyner she said that she received her PhD and gave the title of her dissertation. Does anyone know when/if she recanted that story? I'm just curious and confused? Basically, did she lie or not?
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dana j: and the rapper

dana j: and the rapper lying about getting a PhD: can anyone break the whole situation down for me because I’m not getting the entire thing. did she say the record label paid for her to get her PhD but that didn’t happen or what is the deal? Roxanne Shante claimed that she remembered there was a clause in her concract with Warner to pay for her education (back in the day). She claimed that after a long battle with them, she obtained a Bachelor's from 1 school & a PhD from Cornell. The Daily News ran a big story about it. Turns out, she doesnt have either degree and Warner denies ever paying for school or being obligated to. RS got busted!
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dana j: and the rapper

dana j: and the rapper lying about getting a PhD: can anyone break the whole situation down for me because I’m not getting the entire thing. did she say the record label paid for her to get her PhD but that didn’t happen or what is the deal? yes, she tried to make it seem like her contract provided for the record company to pay for her education and how she was so smart and milked the company into educating her until she got her PHD. BISH PLEEZE!
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i wish diddy would just pull

i wish diddy would just pull a hamburgler and wife the bitch... we all know ur fuckin her just come out and say it!!!!
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and the rapper lying about

and the rapper lying about getting a PhD: can anyone break the whole situation down for me because I'm not getting the entire thing. did she say the record label paid for her to get her PhD but that didn't happen or what is the deal?
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NO HATE!!!: I like Mariah’s

NO HATE!!!: I like Mariah’s re-mix. The title does it no justice though..Diddy…whatever!!Roxanne Shante…who cares!!!This whole damn post is kinda stupid! And all over the place like some leftover thanksgiving food from the week before. I'm starting be over these blogs!! BRING BACK PRINT MEDIA!!! LMAO
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dana j: “The white man

dana j: “The white man wouldn’t do this” smdh. sad but true men use this line.but Diddy will never marry, he wanted JLo with a burning that you can only get from an STD and he’s STILL hung up on her. Assie thought she could be the JLo in his life but she’s just plain crazy shaving half her damn head off. and Kim Porter has been his ride of die chick for how Long and he never wifed her?! Diddy needs to just sit down with a list of all the women in his life, do a pro and con list and then just marry Kim Porter. Right. Kim has the most kids so its cheaper to put a ring on her finger and still make Assie a "kept" woman.
Gorgeous 1/Bey Stan #14/ Getting my Rosetta Stone- Spanish o's picture

I like Mariah's re-mix. The

I like Mariah's re-mix. The title does it no justice though.. Diddy...whatever!! Roxanne Shante...who cares!!! This whole damn post is kinda stupid!
NO HATE!!!'s picture

"The white man wouldn't do

"The white man wouldn't do this" smdh. sad but true men use this line. but Diddy will never marry, he wanted JLo with a burning that you can only get from an STD and he's STILL hung up on her. Assie thought she could be the JLo in his life but she's just plain crazy shaving half her damn head off. and Kim Porter has been his ride of die chick for how Long and he never wifed her?! Diddy needs to just sit down with a list of all the women in his life, do a pro and con list and then just marry Kim Porter. mizzeboni: GIRL THANK YOU!!! They (not all of them) can never seem to take responsibility for their own actions.. “My daddy wasnt there, so i dont know how to be a father”, “The white man wouldn’t do this”, “The police framed me….”.. its ALWAYS something!!! I am right there with you girl
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Foley: His nostrils are

Foley: His nostrils are flaming like a muthaeffer in them though, lmao LMMFAO!
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Gorgeous 1/Bey Stan #14/

Gorgeous 1/Bey Stan #14/ Getting my Rosetta Stone- Spanish on tonite!: Sidenote- Does anyone else think mario looks old as hell in these promo pics? His nostrils are flaming like a muthaeffer in them though, lmao
Foley's picture

whats funny is how she tries

whats funny is how she tries to flip it like salt and peppa, queen latifah and mc lyte have anything to do with it...lol....niggardum at its finest. mind as well had started the letter with "what had happen was..."
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Sidenote- Does anyone else

Sidenote- Does anyone else think mario looks old as hell in these promo pics?
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beautifuldaidreamer is

beautifuldaidreamer is still on a Maxwell high...: Yeah, I’m confused as to WHY she would lie about having a PhD. But whatever. That’s between her and her God. Not listening to MiMi’s song, but judging from the title, she should really get on some age-appropriate shit…Anyone who marries Diddy would be a fool anyway, so he ain’t doin nothing but doin women a favor. Preciate it homie… lol....agree on all hysterical points.
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C.J.: Why lie about going

C.J.: Why lie about going against “the big record company” who apparently you never had contractual ties to and say you forced them to pay almost $230,000 for your non-existent education? What sense did that make? Really? Right. Tell the truth, they didnt pay you ish and you barely graduated from high school.
Gorgeous 1/Bey Stan #14/ Getting my Rosetta Stone- Spanish o's picture

Why lie about going against

Why lie about going against "the big record company" who apparently you never had contractual ties to and say you forced them to pay almost $230,000 for your non-existent education? What sense did that make? Really?
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SweetDivaT: Roxanne

SweetDivaT: Roxanne apologized for the story that caused “ruckus” and apologized for the “angst” her loved ones have felt.She has yet to apologize for telling the lie.I despise half-hearted apologies.When you’ve done wrong you must admit, acknowledge, apolgize and atone (if possible). She has damaged her credibility as well as the credibility of the “journalist” who was clearly too damn lazy to do a simple fact check. I have lied about things in the past and I am well aware how a single lie can snowball.Before Roxanne asks for everyone’s understanding she should fully explain herself. Agreed. Lyin ass hussy. She even told that bullshit story on VH1 too..she doesn't realize what she could've done..Save the BULLSHIT ROXANNE ROXANNE! lol
Foley's picture

Ummm...you lied, and this

Ummm...you lied, and this wasnt an apology so tash you should change that sentence. She provided the excuse that challenges in her life caused her to lie about having PHD?! GO SAT YO A$$ DOWNSOMEWHERE.
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SweetDivaT: Roxanne

SweetDivaT: Roxanne apologized for the story that caused “ruckus” and apologized for the “angst” her loved ones have felt. She has yet to apologize for telling the lie. I despise half-hearted apologies. When you’ve done wrong you must admit, acknowledge, apolgize and atone (if possible).She has damaged her credibility as well as the credibility of the “journalist” who was clearly too damn lazy to do a simple fact check.I have lied about things in the past and I am well aware how a single lie can snowball. Before Roxanne asks for everyone’s understanding she should fully explain herself. co-signed on this that was a half ass apolog,lol
TRUTHHURTS's picture

I'm confuse she lies about

I'm confuse she lies about her education yeah like she is the first,lol might want to check on doctors,teachers,dean of colleges,lol like my mama always said what you do in DARK will come to LIGHT!!
TRUTHHURTS's picture

Ok so what exactly Roxanne

Ok so what exactly Roxanne apologizing for? She didn't admit or own up to anything so I'm confused? If you're going to apologize don't half a** it. And if it's about education why would you lie about that anyway? This was so dumb. Next......... Diddy is not married because he doesn't want to be. Its as simple as that. No need to figure it out. Who cares.
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I apologize for lying...

I apologize for lying... That's all she needed to say if she felt an apology was needed.
Remy's picture

Whoa! Libra TIME!!! This SR

Whoa! Libra TIME!!! This SR and NB blog war is FUN-NAY!: YUP! and COSIGN! What are NB & SR warring about? SR is so damn messy...
beautifuldaidreamer is still on a Maxwell high...'s picture

Erica (original): Oh Diddy

Erica (original): Oh Diddy please. I’m so sick of these men blaming others for them not wanting to be in a committed relationship. There was Bobby and Whitney the same way there is Will and Jada. Man up already! You are/were greedy. Period. Word....
Johnny's picture

Oh yeah, and that Roxanne

Oh yeah, and that Roxanne chic..dont really know who she even is..didnt know about no lie soooooo..cant really say that I care that much but lets not forget the famous lyrics "And don't tell me you're sorry when you're not..when I know you're only sorry you got CAUGHT" People always come out with these IM'SORRY piles of B.S when they get caught, Im sorry, if you were sorry you would have came forth on your own. But you're right, we are all human
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Roxanne apologized for the

Roxanne apologized for the story that caused "ruckus" and apologized for the "angst" her loved ones have felt. She has yet to apologize for telling the lie. I despise half-hearted apologies. When you've done wrong you must admit, acknowledge, apolgize and atone (if possible). She has damaged her credibility as well as the credibility of the "journalist" who was clearly too damn lazy to do a simple fact check. I have lied about things in the past and I am well aware how a single lie can snowball. Before Roxanne asks for everyone's understanding she should fully explain herself.
SweetDivaT's picture

Ok Kanye! aka Zane Mac: So

Ok Kanye! aka Zane Mac: So what … people lie all the time lol! I mean lets just take it for what its worth and keep it moving. Its not like she lied about something that damaging or heartbreaking lol! Diddy!!!!!… Im so over you, but hubby seems to think you are the man. Every time he gets something he strongly believes there are 4 people in this world who have whatever expensive piece of anything (clothes, shoes, ): Him, Barack Obama, Diddy, and Kanye!! Ugh its frustrating lol BYe Diddy hey babygirl ;-)
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Erica (original): Oh Diddy

Erica (original): Oh Diddy please. I’m so sick of these men blaming others for them not wanting to be in a committed . There was Bobby and Whitney the same way there is Will and Jada. Man up already! You are/were greedy. Period. GIRL THANK YOU!!! They (not all of them) can never seem to take responsibility for their own actions.. "My daddy wasnt there, so i dont know how to be a father", "The white man wouldn't do this", "The police framed me....".. its ALWAYS something!!! I am right there with you girl
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thislady16: that’s one of

thislady16: that’s one of those “” apologies. she’s sorry the lie got exposed; not sorry for actually telling the lie… YUP! and COSIGN!
Whoa! Libra TIME!!! This SR and NB blog war is FUN-NAY!'s picture

Ok, why is it that when

Ok, why is it that when people get CAUGHT THE F*** OUT THERE they gotta come with some rambling ass letter and still make excuses? I'd respect it more if you just say, "yes I lied and I apologize". Not that Roxanne is in the news, but why lie about ish, ESPECIALLY days like this when people are BOUND to find you out? Stop. Diddy.....you are a true rapist.
Whoa! Libra TIME!!! This SR and NB blog war is FUN-NAY!'s picture

Who cares??? Both are

Who cares??? Both are irrelevant. Moving on......
pretty paige's picture

People always make an excuse

People always make an excuse as to not to get married by using a couple that was doomed for the start. really Diddy? Bobby and Whitney was your role models? Get some help ASAP Roxanne may not got her PHD but she still got her bachelors. how many female rappers in the game have that? NONE
Poked on YBF's picture

...I like the pic of him and

...I like the pic of him and Cassie. Mariah...I guess. Rox...I dont think people really care, your good.
Ms.FSU/504's picture

So what ... people lie all

So what ... people lie all the time lol! I mean lets just take it for what its worth and keep it moving. Its not like she lied about something that damaging or heartbreaking lol! Diddy!!!!!... Im so over you, but hubby seems to think you are the man. Every time he gets something he strongly believes there are 4 people in this world who have whatever expensive piece of anything (clothes, shoes, watches): Him, Barack Obama, Diddy, and Kanye!! Ugh its frustrating lol BYe Diddy
Ok Kanye! aka Zane Mac's picture

I am soooooo sick of Diddy!!

I am soooooo sick of Diddy!!
Yardy's picture

We all lie i forgive her

We all lie i forgive her people need to move on Roxanne Shante will always be one of the best female rappers to ever to it
Ieshia's picture

Yeah, I'm confused as to WHY

Yeah, I'm confused as to WHY she would lie about having a PhD. But whatever. That's between her and her God. Not listening to MiMi's song, but judging from the title, she should really get on some age-appropriate shit... Anyone who marries Diddy would be a fool anyway, so he ain't doin nothing but doin women a favor. Preciate it homie...
beautifuldaidreamer is still on a Maxwell high...'s picture

that's one of those

that's one of those "celebrity" apologies. she's sorry the lie got exposed; not sorry for actually telling the lie...
thislady16's picture

Oh Diddy please. I'm so sick

Oh Diddy please. I'm so sick of these men blaming others for them not wanting to be in a committed relationship. There was Bobby and Whitney the same way there is Will and Jada. Man up already! You are/were greedy. Period.
Erica (original)'s picture

Diddy . . . stop the

Diddy . . . stop the madness!!
nicholemoses's picture

Who knows y ppl lie!!!! Who

Who knows y ppl lie!!!! Who are we to judge????!!! She apologized....moving on..............
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