Just over a week after leaked photos of Rihanna and Cassie hit the Internet, statistics have shown both R&B singers’ recent sales have not increased.
Maintaining a fairly unchanged average, the young singers’ nude pictures have not turned into a sales boost for the duo.
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’s images were previously confirmed by the singer to her disbelief.
“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)
Bad Boy CEO Diddy resorted to his Twitter to playfully poke fun and downplay the images.
Meanwhile, Diddy, who has been romantically linked to Cassie in past and has mentored the singer throughout her career, came out in support of the singer. “Turn this one up real loud and dance on dem bi—es!!!!” he wrote to Cassie on Twitter, linking to a music video for the song “I’m Still Standing” by Elton John. “Let’s Go!!!” (MTV)
Rihanna’s alleged photos emerged which prompted her to reportedly leave the country.
The photos that are taken are missing some of Rihanna’s tattos, 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)