When social media took the place of expensive publicists (some of whom charge $250 per hour), savvy celebrities figured out how to use the social platform to create fake scandals and PR stunts for cheap publicity.
Most notably, power couple Jay Z and BeYaki are accused of pulling off one of the biggest stunts of the year — faking marital problems to boost sagging concert ticket sales. Apparently their stunt worked: the tour reportedly took in over $100 million in tickets sales.
Less notably, reality TV star Draya Michele reportedly pulled a similar stunt by taking to Instagram to announce she and fiancé, NFL player Orlando Scandrick, had split up.
Yesterday, a well-connected insider reached out Sandrarose.com to “confirm” rumors that Atlanta Power Couple T.I. and Tiny had separated on Saturday in Los Angeles. The insider provided Sandrarose.com with information that only someone close to the couple would know. After my post was published, another close friend of T.I. and Tiny reached out to this blog by phone to not only confirm the rumors but to add that there had been tension in the couple’s marriage for nearly a year.
When the news broke that former NFL star Terrell Owens, 40, got hitched to a postal worker in a Norwalk, Calif. courthouse, many scoffed that the marriage was fake. Owens and his new bride, Rachel Snider, were reportedly in such a hurry to get married that they didn’t exchange rings.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have lunch at Native Foods in Los Angeles – Dec. 5 pic.twitter.com/zcfXXHTQmh
— Beyoncé Lite (@BeyonceLite) December 6, 2013
Beyonce and Jay Z claim to be taking part in a 22-day vegan diet, which many believe is just another publicity stunt designed to generate headlines. Case in point: the paparazzi snapped photos of Beyonce wearing leather and fur while entering two separate vegan restaurants on the west coast.
Even the most uninformed vegan wouldn’t wear clothing made from animal skin or eat food containing animal products.
But attracting attention — while appearing to be ignorant of the circumstances of her actions — is what Beyonce does best.
Jacoby Cash, an animal lover, was so enraged that she wrote Beyonce a terse note on her Instagram page: “Asshole move going into a vegan restaurant in a fur. You’ve lost a fan.”
The Weekly Standard has uncovered proof that the pregnant blogger who supposedly fainted during President Obama’s speech in the Rose Garden was part of a publicity stunt. Blogger Patriot Lady put together an interesting video that shows exactly how the fainting lady stunt went down.
You be the judge.
Over the weekend, boxer Floyd Mayweather and fading rapper 50 Cent got into a Twitter war when Mayweather refused to pay Fiddy $10,000 he won in a bet. Fiddy later revealed the Twitter beef was just a publicity stunt.
Really? We’re SHOCKED! We never would have guessed it was a PR stunt. Both of these b*tches pull stunts for attention every day, so why wouldn’t we assume that their latest antics were fake?
Move on kids. There’s nothing to see here.
Rapper The Game is no stranger to controversy. With every album release The Game pushes the envelope of respectability and morality. The Game’s latest album cover is already stirring debates among the religious set on social networking websites.
On the west coast rapper’s 5th studio album titled Jesus Piece, Jesus is portrayed as a gang banger with a red bandana covering his face. The color red signifies the Bloods, a violent west coast gang that The Game is known to be affiliated with.
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