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Did Roxanne Shante Perpetrate a Fraud?
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at 3:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

It gives me no pleasure to put one of my favorite female emcees out there as perpetratin' a fraud, but the facts are undeniable. Oliver 'O-Dub' Wang brought to my attention this article from Slate.com, which busts out "Doctor" Roxanne Shante, Ph.D as being full of it. Previous Shante news stories had proudly proclaimed how she got one over on Warner Music and forced them to pay for her college degree as previously agreed to contractually. Unfortunately with just a few minutes of investigation by Slate writer Ben Sheffner, the whole story proved in the words of MC Lyte to be paper thin. No such contract ever existed, no license for her to practice as a doctor exists in the state of New York, and no degree was ever issued to her by Cornell. In fact the only school she attended, Marymount Manhattan College, says she dropped out after just four months. In other words, her entire story is bupkis. If she ever decides to go to college FOR REAL, RapReviews.com will proudly stand behind her, but she can't claim she's already earned a degree without putting in the work.

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