Soulja Boy Says He Should Have Beat Kanye — Say What!
Two years later, Soulja Boy has decided that his 2008 hit "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)" probably should have won the Grammy for best rap song, instead of Kanye West's "Good Life." According to a recent interview, at first Soulja "wasn't really thinking about it," hoping he would "get it next year," the Associated Press now reports that Soulja felt like he "should have got that Grammy." We're not sure why his quote was so broken up by the AP, but we're siding with Kanye on this one. [AP]
Country star Chely Wright says that opening up about her sexuality has cost her record sales. "There's the gay community that now knows my name and it's a long leap from the new demographic of people who will come to my Facebook page and hit the "Like" button to them buying my record and coming to live shows. It's a big stretch from those new fans to make up for the fans I lost. It didn't help my career. My record sales went directly in half. If it appears from the outside in that it's helped my career, it could be because I haven't talked about the negative. You won't hear me bitching and moaning on my Facebook about the hate mail I've gotten. My life has been threatened. I get nasty letters every day, "I'm through with you Chely Wright, you're going to hell." There's a big difference between press and advocacy and...sometimes people forget that people who sing or make movies, this isn't just a hobby for us. This is how I pay my bills. In coming out I had a feeling that it would diminish my wage earning, and that feeling was correct. And, I am fine with that." [Gawker]