Friday, October 9, 2009

Roxanne Shanté issues classic non-apology apology for 'ruckus," 'angst'; not for false educational claims

Roxanne Shanté, the rapper whose false claims that Warner Music Group had paid for her to earn an undergraduate degree from Marymount Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in psychology from Cornell were debunked in this article I wrote for Slate, has issued a classic non-apology apology. Shanté tells the publication EurWeb that she "would like to apologize that this story regarding my post recording career has caused such a ruckus" and "apologize[s] to the people that truly care about me for any angst that this situation has caused." Notably, Shanté does not apologize for telling any falsehoods.

Shanté does promise that "the entire story will be revealed at a later time." And so we wait...


  1. so i be slingin' a little fib
    just doin' it for women's lib

    that Sheffner won't stop dissin' my cred
    hope a large pleading should fall on his head

    i got me a Phd in socioethnopsychomusicology
    be on Nesson's witness list, ain't no apology

    step back blawger, i be tellin' my story when i'm ready i promise

    so now please go back to pickin' on tenenbaum and thomas

  2. @Anonymous:

    Bravo. Best comment of 2009.


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