TRL may have loved Lady Sovereign, but they didn’t spend $10,000 on a date with her, then get dissed for being “boring.” That happened to Zach Slow, the Bay Area
sucker resident who raised money online to wine and dine the pint-sized rapper–only to read that Lady Sov, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, had complained about not bringing along her crew, and the presence of a photographer. Slow responded:
I’ve just spent a month working my butt off to go party with a famous rapper. Why would I want a photographer and cameraman in my face during the few measly hours I have with her? Now put yourself in her shoes. You’re an up-and-coming rapper who disses fans’ grandparents. You’re about to release an album and would like to get lots of publicity. So you bring a film crew and a cameraman to shoot the whole thing. It was her management that insisted a crew be there to get some publicity shots — I was the one fighting that.
Yeesh. Can someone get this chick some media training? Between this and her recent string of disastrous shows, we feel like we’re watching a rerun of last year play out all over again, only with the added “features” of grandma-bashing and an album that’s taking a nosedive down the Billboard 200.
Lady Sovereign – A Little Bit Of Shhh [MP3, link expired]
San Francisco man who raised money for a ‘date’ with Lady Sovereign tells his side of story [sfgate.com]