(AllHipHop News) One scandalous rumor can apparently lead to the collapse of a music artist’s career. According to St Louis rapper Chingy that is exactly what happened to him.
In 2010, the “Right Thurr” performer was accused of being in a relationship with transsexual Sidney Starr. A photo of Chingy and Starr sparked talk that the two were sexually involved. Starr claimed a relationship did take place before eventually admitting that she lied about the affair.
Chingy says the negative press around that whole ordeal cost him a record deal. He spoke on the situation with VladTV.
“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,” said Chingy. “I still was good, but everybody else was taking to it. It injured my career a little bit. I watched it happen. I lost a deal because of that.”
Despite the damage to his career, Chingy says he has forgiven Starr for spreading lies about him.
“Just because that person choose to be evil don’t mean I have to be evil right along with them,” said Chingy. “I’m gonna stay good-natured.”
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