Exclusive: "You Can't Get Famous Without Getting Naked These Days"
Monday, Jun 20, 2011 12:15PM
With NBA star/rapper Shaquille O'Neal now making headlines for having an alleged sex tape floating around, SOHH recently hit up celebrity gossip personality Carrie Keagan to get her take on leaked videos and pictures.
Keagan, who also hosts VH1's daily "Big Morning Buzz" show, believes most if not all celebrity nude leaks are planned these days.
"It is so stupid. I think it is so stupid that you can in this day and age, now that a million people have done it, you can still get these things out there," Keagan told SOHH. "I don't think it's an accident. Like that Chris Brown [nude] photo that got leaked, as impressive as it was, that was definitely not an accident. Those things just don't happen anymore. Unless somebody is hacking into your stuff and putting it out there for you, it doesn't happen. These [leaked sex tapes and nude pics] are all planted, are all publicity and are for show. And you know what? I had no issues looking at Chris Brown's photo. I mean, everybody's naked these days. You can't get famous without getting naked these days. [laughs]" (SOHH)
Shaq's former friend Robert Ross reportedly has footage of the NBA star having sex.
A Los Angeles music producer testified that gang members kidnapped him in 2008 and told him the reason was an "issue" with Shaquille O'Neal and his business partner, according to transcripts from a preliminary criminal hearing. In the transcripts, producer Robert Ross - who has claimed the attack came because he said he had a sex tape featuring O'Neal - testified that his kidnappers beat him and demanded a "videotape." (The Associated Press)
In March, R&B singer Chris Brown fell victim to leaked nude photos of himself getting exposed.
Chris Brown leaked photos are nothing new. But in this case, the Chris Brown leaked photos are in a far different context. Once again, a celebrity has taken a nude picture of himself and wrongfully thought that it would stay private. In this case, an ex-girlfriend found the image and posted it on the Internet. It was posted as part of a video, hosted by World Star Uncut. The photos are recent since they show him with his new dyed blonde hair. He is posing naked in the bathroom, likely as part of a "sexting" session. However, one of his ex-girlfriends took the image and exposed him to the online world. (Associated Content)
Leaked nude photos of model Amber Rose landed online last February.
Kanye West's curvy former girlfriend Amber Rose is in the center of a naked photo scandal as explicit pictures leak onlinepurportedly showing her both topless and completely nude. The racy photos -- posted by the adult website worldstarhiphop.comon Tuesday -- show several photos of a woman with her breasts exposed through her clothes; other images show her completely naked. (Radar Online)
In 2010, Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West also had naked pictures leaked across the Internet.
The website MediaTakeOut.com posted the image Friday, after weeks of rumors that claimed naked shots of West were making the rounds. In the picture, which the site claims they received Friday morning, West is shown sitting on what appears to be a couch or chair, shirtless and wearing sunglasses and a chain necklace. The bottom half of the uncensored photo, posted as a separate image, reveals West wearing black boxer-briefs with his member exposed. (New York Daily News)
Check out some recent Carrie Keagan footage below: