RUMOR CONTROL: Wale Alleges Rihanna HOOK-UP Rumor Almost Ruined Their Relationship! + Lauryn Hill CLEARS UP "Neurotic Society" Anti-Gay LYRIC Controversy
During an interview with The Breakfast Club, Wale shot down rumors that he had hooked up with Rihanna. Watch the interview inside and see Lauryn Hill explain that her song "Neurotic Socity" was not anti-gay.
While promoting his upcoming disc, Gifted, "Bad" rapper Wale chatted with Power 105's The Breakfast Club this morning where he shot down rumors of a hookup with Rihanna, which we can only wonder how many people actually believed that one. When asked if he "smashed" he said, "Absolutely not." He went on to explain that the rumor was started by an "evil" person and the gossip item soon took on a life of it's own AND actually began to affect his business relationships.
During a discussion of the "faked" tweets (where someone impersonating Wale insinuated that he'd hooked up with Rihanna), he told TBC,
"I’m coming to the realization that some people are just plain ‘ol evil. There has to be people like that...It got real…’ Just know it turned into a real thing. And I was like, ‘This is gonna mess up my potential working relationships’. The thing about Rihanna that I appreciate about her is her realness. I can’t be really cool with a lot of girls. When you have a friend like that, that got more than you, you just gotta appreciate the friendship. You gon’ smoke a lot, you gon’ chill, you gon’ dance, it’s gonna be a movie around you. Why would I even jeopardize that? You can't try and smash everything. You gotta have some platonic friends."
Watch Wale's discuss the alleged Rihanna tweets at 2:50:
Fans can pick up Wale's Gifted disc on June 25th.
In other music rumors....
Lauryn Hill was criticized by a few outspoken fans/critics about the lyrics to her latest single "Neurotic Society". For those who could actually make sense of what Ms. Hill was saying, her use of the phrase "girly men" and references to "Drag queens" made some people question if the song had anti-gay undertones. In her defense, Lauryn posted a lengthy response (y'all know how SHE does) on her Tumblr about the controversy. We're still not sure if she's saying she meant what she said and she has the right to speak against the gay community, or if she's saying people misinterpreted what she said. As usual, her response left more questions than answers.
"I am not targeting any particular group of people, but rather targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior, rather than deal with it....Everyone has a right to their own beliefs. Although I do not necessarily agree with what everyone says or does, I do believe in everyone’s right to protest. The overarching message of my music is to get up and stop compromising! And hopefully it will stimulate and motivate the changes that our society needs."
Read her entire response here.....
Rihanna's Unapologetic album has just gone platinum, bringing her total number of platinum albums to six. Led by the #1 worldwide smash "Diamonds" (shown above), this is a sweet feat for RiRi as Unapologetic is also her first disc to go to #1 on the charts