News: Ray J Upset Over Fake Radio Meltdown Interview
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 5:05PM
R&B singer Ray J is reportedly hot and bothered over allegedly being spoofed on Chicago radio station WGCI Tuesday (February 21) and is seeking legal action.
According to reports, Ray J is upset over the station using an impersonator to poke fun of his feelings following the recent passing of alleged love interest and music icon Whitney Houston.
How could they be so heartless??? WGCI's Morning Riot thought it would be funny to have an impersonator call up their show this morning pretending to be Ray J, discussing the recent events surrounding Whitney Houston's death. Well Ray J ain't laughin'. Our sources tell us the singer was highly offended by the inappropriate "interview" and is actually considering taking legal action against WGCI. The spoof included numerous references to the "Money Team" and at one point the Fake Ray J compares his work with Bobby Brown's. "He's having a very difficult time dealing with Whitney's death," a friend told BOSSIP exclusively. "He's not even doing interviews right now because he's not in the right place for that. He has a book ("Death Of A Cheating Man") that just came out on Valentine's Day and he's not even promoting that right now. It was an incredibly insensitive thing to do." We feel you Ray J. Hold your head. Our prayers are with you and your fam and the Houston/Brown families. (Bossip)
Based on accounts of the fake interview, the impersonator addressed his recent airport breakdown and Bobby Brown's issues with security during last weekend's funeral.
On the airport breakdown: "I mean alot of people gonna try to make it seem like I broke down in the airport about Whitney, man, but I swear to God I had lost my sister's car key and I know how she feels about that. So I knew with everything that's going on and just to lose this car key would put everything over the top." On Bobby Brown and the funeral drama: "Before we even get into that, let me ask you a question. What song is doper, "Every Little Step I Take" or 'Sexy Can I?'" He continued, "One Wish was a greater song than Bobby, and I wasn't tripping on the seats I had. My family was there just to support Whitney and support her family my sister was there, my mom, my dad. And this man is going to get mad because he can't move a seat closer to his daughter?" (VIBE)
Last week, Ray J broke his silence on Houston's passing via a statement.
The sudden death of Whitney Houston has left her family, friends and fans broken-hearted. And on Friday (February 17), her close friend Ray J finally ended his silence, releasing this statement to MTV News: "Over the past few days I've tried to process the emptiness that I am experiencing. What my heart feels cannot be expressed in words. The world lost an icon but I lost my close friend. Nippy I miss you so much! You were so happy and full of love. Your smile will live in my heart forever." The "One Wish" singer was no doubt close to Houston, and while neither ever confirmed a romance, it was widely speculated that he and Houston were an item. (MTV)
Over the weekend, Bobby Brown defended his decision to leave Houston's funeral earlier than expected.
"My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions," he stated. "I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how." (Statement)
Whitney Houston's funeral took place Saturday (February 18) in Newark, New Jersey.
No further details have been revealed as of now.