– Rumors have run amok all week about famed record executive Antonio “L.A.” Reid. Depending on whom you ask, he may or may not have been let go from his post as CEO of Island Def Jam. Last I heard, a rep from Universal Music confirmed that L.A. had not been fired. I’m not sure if that means his job is secure or if he’s been asked to step aside quietly. After he signed the Marge Simpson-sounding Shyne to a million dollar contract, it wouldn’t surprise me if he has been shown the door.
– Lyfe Jennings became just another sta-tist-ic. Lyfe is heading back to the slammer after receiving a three year prison sentence for wildin’ out on his babymomma, shooting rounds, leading police on a high-speed chase and other assorted coonery. I hope he doesn’t plan on continuing to “expose” men while in jail.
– And the biggest news of all – Atlanta megachurch Bishop Eddie Long was accused of sex crimes against two former male parishioners. He allegedly texted revealing pictures to his so-called victims – pics his lawyer said are no big deal for a weightlifting man who loves da Lord.
According to Twitter and Facebook, the way I now gauge the world’s social consciousness, you’d think that this week has marked the downfall of mankind. Cries of “The music industry is imploding!” “Politicians are filthy monsters!” “My faith is a lie!” have resounded through social media feeds.
Public figures’ good works might drive us but never should they define us.
Beware with whom you place your faith because the people you admire are likely more screwed up than you are.