From rapping about chilling at the Holiday Inn to currently working at one, Chingy‘s fall from fame was far from a modest one.
According to the rapper, being linked to transexual video model Sidney Starr is one of the contributing factors behind his current status in the music industry. Yeah sis, that’s the reason. Here’s what he shared during a recent interview with Vlad TV.
On Meeting Sidney Starr: “I remember that day we had that show when me and Ludacris had that show in Chicago.”
“The promoter had some girl dancers on stage that were dressed in body paint just for promotion, promoting whatever he wanted them to promote. And one, who I thought was a young lady, came up to me that wanted a picture, I just took a picture. I thought she was a fan. I thought it was a young lady who was a fan. She seemed pretty cool. I took the picture and that was it.”
“Two years after that I see something come out of some bullcrap about this transsexual person was in a relationship with me.”
“I was just like everybody else. I didn’t have a clue as to what this person was talking about. But what happened was, it made me not want to take pictures with people that . . . with a man that’s in touch with his feminine side a little too much, or a woman that’s in touch with her masculine side a little too much. It made me not want to take pictures with those type of individuals.”
On Being Sabotaged And Losing A Record Deal: “It goes to show you how many people wanted it to be true. That’s what it goes to show you. It goes to show you that that person, who nobody knew, had that much power to come out and say one negative thing about me and a whole mass of people just instantly took to it. And they didn’t have not one piece of evidence, a clue, nothing.”
“Before I got in this business, I didn’t know anything about somebody trying to sabotage my career [and] my name. That was foreign to me. I thought, I ain’t did nothing to nobody. Why would they want to try something like that with me? So that was foreign to me, so when them people did that it was a shock, but I still was cool. I still was good, but everybody else was taking to it. It actually…it injured my career a little bit. I watched it happen.”
“I lost a deal because of that . . . A record situation. I lost a deal over that . . . Because it was said to me. ‘Cause it was so much bad publicity around that. It’s crazy. So crazy. It’s so crazy man. I’ve never been through a sabotaging situation like that, and it was so fabricated. False. And I watched people take to it and it was just crazy. I can’t even . . . it was beyond me.”