Plus, Ed Sheeran launches a label and Janet Jackson writes a note to Aaliyah!
■ If you’re an Internet troll like myself, you’ve gotten a good chuckle from the rumor Demi Lovato once told a plus-size girl at a meet & greet: “You’ll die soon enough, fatty,” followed by speaking whale and then flicked the fan’s ******.
We can’t make this **** up, but someone did! The full story was posted on Twitlonger goes as follows:
“[Lovato] was rude, not classy and she lost a long time lovatic that day. I walked into the $350 M&G [meet and greet] and say hello she replies with ‘fat’ and I shook it off because I thought maybe I had heard her wrong. As I approached her and asked to do my pose she stared at me blank faced. I continued talking ‘you saved my life’ I say ‘you’re the reason I’m alive today.’ She looks me dead in the eye and says ‘you’ll die soon enough fatty’ and then whispered ‘obesity.’ I started crying I had never felt pain like this and she started laughing and said ‘are you crying? Stop it. Stop it now’ and she flicked my ******. I headed out of the M&G section and that’s when Demi started speaking whale to me. I still can’t believe this happened.”
The story was re-posted on dozens of Internet forums and blogs because of its bizarre nature, but no one believed its authenticity. This prompted the girl to post a fake screen capture of direct messages she alleges between herself and Demi. Cue “delete it fat.”
i can't lie "delete it fat" and "****** flick" are now parts of my official vocab.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) December 10, 2014
Demi Lovato’s addressing the ludicrous rumor in her latest fashion magazine spread, saying the most ridiculous rumor she’s ever heard was “that I flicked a girl’s ****** in a meet and greet.”
And there you have it. Journalism at its finest. [ATRL]
■ Janet Jackson penned a note to Aaliyah on the 14-year anniversary of her passing today (Aug. 25). It read,
“What I shared with u ever sacred everlasting N it’s pure + it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP,”
Jackson captioned the photo with a lyric from her 1997 song “Together Again,” “I know u r there shining down on me.”
— Janet Jackson (@JanetJackson) August 25, 2015
■ Ed Sheeran launched his own label titled Gingerbread Man Records and will begin promoting them through his YouTube channel. “I hope you like all of them, I will love all of them,” Sheeran says of the upcoming signees. “There’s going to be different ways we are getting involved with all of you, so like, subscribe, do all of that. And I hope that you enjoy everything that we put out!”
■ To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Ariana Grande’s “My Everything” debut, she shared a couple outtakes.