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20 January 2006

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Roger Pollard

That is the reason, my man, that you are so popular. Always positive. Although I am disappointed in the cancellation, none of us truly know the real reason. And until we do, why waste the energy?

patrick s

Great point, Rod! I heard about the cancellation and my first thought was that ray J had misgivings. But you're right, if no one is talking about it but us, what would be the backlash?

I've bought tickets before for LL or JlO and they have cancelled concerts, *ish happens.

nOva

Looks like my one wish has been granted!

Mark

I give Ray the benefit of the doubt, but I do somewhat wish it would not have been publicized in the media until he actually appeared. It's sort of like gay men kissing on tv. When they hype it up a month or weeks before, a backlash occurs, and the kiss is pulled or edited. But when it's not announced like Desperate Housewives does, it happens and people are like so what. Raz-B didn't get much publicity about appearing at a gay club until after it happened. When I saw the Ray J event being publicized in media a month before the event, I thought this is giving him and his handlers time to get cold feet. Promoters: Don't put it in the media until it happens.

blak

Hell, Mr. Cheeks has performed here for the DC gay more than once (go figga!?) and people came out to see him (go figga!?). I'm sure Ray-J woulda done just fine.

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Joseph

Since when is Ray J a former gang banger?

just cam across this interview from the Associate Press:

AP: Do you feel misunderstood?

Ray J: I feel like people just don't know what's up. It just takes emotion and time and being consistent with your music and your fans and just staying out on the scene. That's when people start to understand and start to get into your story.

AP: So you're a former gangbanger?

Ray J: Yeah. As a teenager ... I was young and just trying to find myself.

AP: I've read that you've been shot at so many times, you can't remember all of them. Did they ever shoot at you for being Brandy's brother?

Ray J: (Laughs) No. When you live in Carson and Compton and Long Beach and you growin' up in the neighborhood, getting shot at is just a regular thing. If you're hanging out at the school after hours with your friends and y'all shootin' dice and people are drinking and smoking and it's a gang environment and it's a party life constantly, that's where another rival gang targets. Just wearing red or wearing blue, in L.A., you get shot at. It was just one day when I almost got shot in front of my house, my grandma, in front of my family, and I realized it was no more fun and games. We used to run and laugh and hop the gate and get away, but that time I felt like my life was being threatened.

AP: Have you ever shot at anybody?

Ray J: Nah, I never shot at anybody. I didn't take it there. You know I was only 13, 14.

AP: Have you ever see any of your friends shot?

Ray J: One of my friends got shot in my truck. My best friend now, Shorty Mack, he's on my label, my hype man, my rapper, he got shot in the stomach and the arm with a .45 in my truck. I never really mentioned it, because it's hard for people to believe and I think sometimes it's irrelevant with what I'm trying to do right now. But if people want to know, I'm never afraid to tell them what happened.

LOL!

ZERETMUSICENT

WELL IF A PROMOTER DOES NOT PROMOTE IT HOW WILL THEY GET THE WORD OUT AND BE ABLE TO RECOUPE THEIR THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THAT THEY HAVE TO PAY EVEN A NOT SO POPULAR RECORDING ARTIST TO SHOW UP.....

IT COSTS WELL OVER $5,000 IN A LOT OF CASES TO HAVE AN ARTIST PERFORM EVEN 3 SONGS AT A CLUB SO AGAIN IT WOULD BE SO DUMB TO NOT PROMOTE IT.....

THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THAT WILL COME TO THE CONCERT THAT WOULD NOT HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN AT THE EDGE ON THAT NIGHT IF THEY DIDN'T KNOW RAY J WAS GOING TO BE THERE

IT'S ALL MARKETING.....WHY SHOULD A PROMOTER HAVE SUCH AN EXPENSIVE ADDITION TO THEIR PARTY BE ON THE DL JUST TO SAVE FACE FOR RAY J.....

NOW IF HE WAS DOING THE SHOW FOR FREE THATS ANOTHER THING....SO NOW THAT THE SHOW IS CANCELED THAT'S COINS LOST FOR GRAPHIC ARTIST'S FEES AND THOUSANDS OF FLYERS MADE............

IF HE GOT COLD FEET HE SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT BEFORE HE AGREED TO PERFORM AT A GAY CLUB....WHY WASTE THE PROMOTER'S VALUABLE TIME....FOR REAL FA REAL

UNREALISTIC TO THINK A PROMOTER WOULD WANT TO PULL OFF AN EVENT LIKE THAT WITHOUT PROMOTING IT.....WHO WANTS THEIR REGULAR COIN EATEN UP BY A RECORDING ARTIST THATS NO ONE EVEN KNEW WOULD APPEAR.....

SO THERE FOR YOU PROMOTE IT THATS THE PROMOTERS JOB...PERIOD

ALSO IN MOST CASES IT COSTS OVER $1,000 JUST FOR AN ARTIST TO SHOW UP AT A CLUB AND BE MENTIONED ON A FLYER WHEN THEY ARE BOOKED(AND THATS WITHOUT PERFORMING) THATS JUST TO SIT IN THE VIP AREA AND SO PERFORMING IS 5 TIMES THAT OR MORE.....EXCEPT WHEN THEY ARE ON A PROMOTIONAL TOUR AND WANT TO CREATE BUZZZ ABOUT THEIR CD OR MOVIE.....

MAIN STREAM ARTISTS DON'T ADD GAY CLUBS TO THEIR PROMOTIONAL SCHEDULE AS IF WE ARE NOT A SOURCE OF INCOME FOR THEM....

BUT WE DANCE TO THEIR SONGS AT THAT GAY CLUB AND BUY THEIR MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS

BUT I BET WE HAVE MORE STR8 MUSIC AND DVD PRODUCTS IN OUR COLLECTIONS THEN GAY ARTISTS

I DON'T THINK IT IS FAIR....WE NEED A GAY HIP HOP & R&B RECORD COMPANY CUS THERE'S A LOT OF TALENTED GAY ARTISTS OUT THERE THAT CAN'T EVEN BE HEARD AND A LOT OF THE GAY PROMOTERS AREN'T INTERESTED IN BOOKING THEM OR HAVEN'T HEARD OF THEM

I FOR ONE WILL WORK ON CHANGING THAT IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS

Damion

Ray J and Kim Kardashian have a porn that Vivid picked up. Although it look straight, I still can't help think that this is Ray Jay's gay attempt at quelling the rumours about his sexuality.

http://kimksuperstar.com

Da Truuf-The Promoters

Im a promoter of Gay and Straight Events and would welcome the opportunity to promote a gay artist. Ive already been in negotiations with Sanchez St James, Jesse O, and 2 West Coast Hip Hop Artist...Bring it on!!

datruuf@clubphillylive.com

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