News: Cassie Blames GMail For Leaked Nude Pics, "A Lot Of People Take Pictures Like That" [Video]
Sunday, Jun 7, 2009 10:00AM
R&B singer Cassie recently gave more details surrounding her leaked nude images which hit the Internet last month and claimed GMail was partially responsible for them getting into the wrong hands.
Speaking with radio personality JoJo, the singer said her photos were leaked via an e-mail.
"True," Cassie said confirming the photos were leaked. "Not by me. We're closer to an idea of who did it, yeah. It's being somewhat investigated, I don't even know if I'm supposed to talk about it like that. But um, yeah, I think we're closer to finding out who it was. I wasn't sure what the situation was until we asked more questions and found out more things but it was in an old e-mail from like last year that I had. Actually it was GMail and sometimes GMail is the worst. Kinda lost a lot of music too, I got music leaked as well...It was a year ago I took the pictures and sent them. I don't even have the pictures anymore, so that was the crazy part about it...[I found out after] I got a phone call about 11 o'clock at night and my stomach fell. I freaked out for a second and then, what can you do when that happens. A lot of people take pictures like that for their significant other and that's what it was for me, I had sent them to someone. Now I've learned not to use an e-mail to send a picture obviously." (JoJo Wright)
In addition to Cassie, Rihanna's nude images also leaked online last month.
The photos that are taken are missing some of Rihanna's tattoos, and it isn't certain that these are the R&B singers naked body, but her record company has took legal action to get these pictures removed of the websites. The photos consist of a naked Rihanna in front of a mirror naked with words written on the mirror with soap. Only 2 of the photos clearly show her face the other 4 you can't tell. There have been rumors that Rihanna is so embarrassed and overwhelmed with the postings that she has left the country to get away from Hollywood. She has not commented on the photos herself. (CMR News)
Maintaining a fairly unchanged average, the young singers' nude pictures reportedly had little impact in their record sales despite overwhelming exposure.
According to Nielsen SoundScan figures, the unwanted publicity served no purpose as far as Rihanna single sales figures are concerned. On the week ending May 3rd, she had 45,000 total downloads on songs by her or with her as a guest. The week ending May 10th, her numbers dropped to 44,000. For Cassie, just two days before the Rihanna pictures appeared, Cassie's own computer was hacked and topless photos of her hit the net. The next day, more explicit photos leaked, this time of Cassie fully unclothed. Still, Cassie's numbers stayed flat with 2,000 downloads both weeks. (Billboard)
Cassie previously confirmed the images authenticity to her disbelief last month.
"The recent personal pictures that have been leaked on the internet of me were hacked and stolen out of my computer," a statement read. "These photos were obviously never intended for the world to see and it's sad that people would really take time to steal and post them, it's just evil. At the end of the day breasts are breasts, mine weren't the first you've seen and they won't be the last... people need to grow up. Let's move on." (Rush PRNews)
Check out Cassie addressing her leaked nude photos below: