Two years after transgender model Sidney Starr came clean regarding lies where she linked herself romantically with STL rapper Chingy, he speaks out about how the fake claims crushed his career.
In a recent interview with Vlad TV, Chingy puts as much blame on the people who helped the rumor gain traction.
“It goes to show you that that person who nobody knew had that much power to come and say one negative thing about me and a whole mass of people just instantly took to it,” Chingy said. “And they didn’t have not one piece of evidence. I lost a deal cause of that…It was so much bad publicity around it…I’ve never been through a sabotage situation like that. And it was so fabricated and false.”
Chingy and Starr only met once – when Starr was performing as a backup dancer at a Ludacris concert and asked him to take a picture.
“I thought she was a fan. I thought it was a young lady who was a fan. She seemed pretty cool. I took the picture,” he stated, while admitting that he was blindsided when rumors of him having a relationship came to light.
“Two years after that, I see something come out of some bull crap about this transsexual person was in a relationship with me. I was just like everybody else. I didn’t have a clue at what this person was talking about.”
Starr eventually apologized to Chingy while admitting to lying about their relationship.
“I met him as a fan because I was a backup dancer,” she said in a videotaped apology. “Chingy didn’t know anything about me. He didn’t know my background. He didn’t know I was transgender. I just need people to know that the things I said about Chingy weren’t true.”