My regular readers know that I strive to maintain credibility on my site. If I write an erroneous story I will make a retraction. Last week I wrote that Fantasia Barrino‘s brother Ricco Barrino was signed to T.I.‘s Grand Hustle. But according to Ricco’s publicist that information is incorrect. But Ricco does write songs for Grand Hustle artists. As you know, Ricco will make his star turn on American Idol this season.

Speaking of Fanty, she drove the kids crazy in Decatur over the weekend as she performed for not one, but two gay clubs. I hear she walked away with a cool $28,000 for performing every title in her catalog. They say she had to be pulled off the stage at 2:30 am Saturday night so she could go sing Happy Birthday to her alleged boyfriend Young Dro at Club Crucial.

If the rumors are true about Fanty and Young Dro, that would bring the total list of women that he’s seeing on the side to three – including his baby mama.

Read the publicist’s email after the break.

Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008
From: Linda Luna
Subject: Ricco Barrino

Hello Sandra,

My name is Linda Luna and I am the publicist for Ricco Barrino. I am aware
of your recent blogging regarding my client. I understand you are receiving
tips from your loyal readers, however; your statements about Ricco in
today’s blog are not facts. I would like to make it clear that Ricco is not
signed to Grand Hustle, but is working with several of Grand Hustle artists
on the songwriting and vocal side. Ricco also inked a recent publishing deal
with EMI and is currently working with a variety of renowned as well
as newly signed artists. We do not want to give the public the impression
that Ricco is signed since he is currently considering record deal
opportunities for himself. With that said, I respectfully request that you
remove or correct your latest blogging.

On behalf of Ricco, he thanks you for the interest and support in his latest

If you have any questions and/or concerns as well as any future inquiries,
please feel free to contact me anytime.


Linda Luna
LunaChic PR