A while back I happily posted a story about Roxanne Shante' and her apparent victory over the music industry. She claimed that she had recieved her PhD in psychology from cornell university after Warner music had put a clause in her contract in which they were forced to honor by the courts. Well; she lied. Isn't that something?
Im clearly disappointed in her especially because her story was obviously a rags to riches victory over "the man" type story. Anyway according to an article on Slate's website:
- According to Warner, neither it nor any of its subsidiary record labels ever had a contract with Shanté, and it was not obligated to pay for her education. Indeed, there's no evidence that it ever did.
- Shanté—real name Lolita Shanté Gooden—doesn't have a Ph.D. from Cornell or anywhere else. Indeed, she admitted it in an interview with Slate. And Cornell has no record of Gooden (or "Shanté") ever attending or receiving a degree.
- According to Marymount Manhattan College records, Shanté enrolled there but dropped out less than four months later without ever earning a degree.
- New York state records indicate that no one named Lolita Gooden or Roxanne Shanté is licensed to practice psychology or any related field.
Im obviously disappointed, Roxanne Shante eventually released an 'apology' in which she says:
I would like to thank my long time fans and supporters for your continued support. I am humbled and grateful to all of you for that. Without going into all of the details as of right now, I would like to apologize that this story regarding my post recording career has caused such a ruckus. The entire story will be revealed at a later time.
Thats interesting, she's not even aknowledging that she lied. I won't even bother looking for her story to be revealed later on because she lied and its been proven.