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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
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5/27: Strange spat between V-103’s Greg Street and blogger Sandra Rose (UPDATED 5/27)

Local blogger Sandra Rose, who focuses on hip-hop culture, got into a Twitter battle this week with veteran V-103 night jock Greg Street

Street’s Twitter page started on Monday with a note that he had heard on the news that T.I.’s road manager Clay Evans had “slapped” Alex Gidewon, a party promoter, at the Velvet Room at his concert after-party Sunday. Clay felt “disrepected” when he wasn’t allowed into the club, according to another Tweet by Street. (T.I. entered prison today for a weapons charge.)

Rose wrote on her blog that this was a lie:

Not only was the statement untrue and reckless, but Street’s odd stunt involved two local businessmen (Gidewon and Evans) who contribute directly to his employer’s bottom line.

Street later backtracked with this Tweet:

Ok alex, clay said [he] didn’t slap you. He just put his hand n yo face 2 let you know what it really could. we show luv.

Then he said several things in Rose’s blog were wrong e.g. that the Hot 107.9 night show the Durrty Boyz are beating him. (He is doing better among 18-34 and 25-54 year olds). He also denied being angry at Velvet for not holding a party for an album release party for him, saying the album never came out. She also claimed he peeved Jermaine Dupri, leading to Dupri dropping his mix show on V-103. Street said Dupri’s show was dropped for low ratings.

He then said this to Sandra Rose: “you’re trying to use the power of sandrarose.com to make me look bad because Alex trated this man like boo boo & got dealt with.

She responded: “Yea, but the slap never happened. So why spread rumors especially if U weren’t there to see it?”

Greg threw out this plaintive thought this Tuesday afternoon: “now you guys see why i don’t report the dirt i know on people or things i know about artist/people in the industry, i’m the new ef hutin [sic].”

He means old investment banker E.F. Hutton. (”When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen.”) Wow that’s a dated reference! Check out this 1983 ad:

I haven’t been able reach any of the players involved but will update if or when I do.

UPDATE on WEDNESDAY: Sandra Rose sent me a response but wouldn’t let me post it or say anything about it. But today, she posted a fresh note on her blog in which she said this has nothing to do with her but is about “a radio DJ who is more like a loose cannon, running amok disparaging one of his employer’s biggest accounts.”

Then she noted:

Street has become a liability to V-103, and if V-103 management doesn’t think so then maybe their other advertisers should take heed because they might be going under the bus next.

Clay Evans also reached out to Sandra and said that there was no physical violence, that it was merely a public “verbal altercation” between friends.

I’ve left a message for Street’s boss Rick Caffey to see if he has anything to say. Given that he’s never talked about personnel issues to me over eight years, it’s doubtful.

Greg Street sent out an interesting tweet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, saying he’s friends with Sandra then calls a liar:

its a family quarl, alex, clay, sandra & me all asso/friends. it is what it is. people dont believe her anyway, she lies too much

27 comments Add your comment

Pryncess

May 26th, 2009
9:08 pm

Sandra Rose is known for passing her opinions off as facts. This didn’t surprise me one bit when I read it earlier. Yes, she has a few exclusive stories, but when are people going to expose her for the fake that she is?

huckleberry

May 26th, 2009
10:32 pm

Why does Atlanta’s hip hop crap culture continue to be judged as news? Goodbye AJC, wish I coulda known ya back in the day.

Tracy

May 26th, 2009
10:42 pm

Rodney, I am begging you to proofread your work BEFORE you post. For example, “…started on Monday with a note that he had hear on the news that T.I.’s road…”. Where is your editor?!

atl1000

May 26th, 2009
11:34 pm

wow, this sounds like about the biggest NON story, waste of time i’ve seen all day.

REF

May 27th, 2009
1:18 am

PARTY promoter not aprty… this was a bit hard to read to say the least.

KC

May 27th, 2009
1:30 am

Your editor needs to be fired, if he hasn’t already with all the other layoffs at the AJC. I didn’t know you had to write, proofread, and edit your own articles before publishing. Too bad you only got 1 out of 3 right….

malika

May 27th, 2009
1:36 am

there are plenty of articles on here that i don’t give a rat’s rump about, yet i don’t come and comment and say things like “who cares?” just because you don’t know or care about something or someone doesn’t make it irrelavent. it is extremely ignorant and RUDE to get on here and complain and downplay a story just because it doesn’t intest you. if you don’t like or know greg and sandra, why did you even click in here? rodney never claimed to be a hard hitting reporter, he’s an entertainment reporter, so he’s basically doing his job. the ajc is FILLED with stories for people that claim that this isn’t a real news story. if this makes you unhappy, just LEAVE.

Mrs. Winna

May 27th, 2009
2:56 am

Sandra Rose is a corrupt and incorrible provocateur. She deliberately starts fights and feuds in order to “jack” up her viewership. She will say anything about anyone at a drop of a dime, regardless if it’s true or not. This “thing” (neither man nor woman) is a crummy beast, pure and simple!

summerhill,ga

May 27th, 2009
6:31 am

“sometimes at the drop of a penny”…often without any coin or truth”…

Brainstorm

May 27th, 2009
8:31 am

Malika, don’t let bloggers who leave negative posts get you upset, that is what they are trying to do while hiding behind a keyboard. Remember that this is a forum where people can anonymously leave comments that will make them feel important by putting others in their place. Let them have their fun, since they are probably unhappy with their own lives.

TRUTH

May 27th, 2009
8:50 am

Who is Sandra Rose?? And why do we care about rumour and conjecture?? If this is important, then it is important to only a few people. Frankly, Greg Street, pardon me… “ef hutin,” that’s laughable, is such old news and should be dropped from the line up, his comments are as hollow as his show. He may “break” a new track occasionally, but its more about self promotion than anything. And you wonder why the AJC is going down in flames….

hollywood

May 27th, 2009
10:01 am

Someone should write a story about Pastor Troy and how he is a dead beat dad(thats why he is always in jail), he cheets promotors out of their money and he always try to run out on the tab wherever he goes: the club, dinner, wherever! He is a LOSER!

ColParker

May 27th, 2009
11:14 am

What’s it like going to college to report on these illiterate, talentless fools?

mike

May 27th, 2009
1:52 pm

Sandra Rose- Worst Blogger Ever… Greg Street-Best ATL DJ, ever.

SouthSide

May 27th, 2009
1:53 pm

Who is Sandra Rose and why does she matter?

atl1000

May 27th, 2009
2:18 pm

if this makes you unhappy, just LEAVE.

sooo, what is it exactly you’re trying to say here, malika? :)

TruthHurts

May 27th, 2009
2:35 pm

Sandra Rose does nothing except provide useless coverage of the bottom of the barrel, hoodrats of Atlanta. Most of the Atlanta people that she covers are corrupt, mean-spirited, vulgar, foul, nasty, ego-maniacs who would rather party than contribute anything of worth to the community.

derewood

May 27th, 2009
3:00 pm

see this is why no one reads the AJC .Because they call this garbage news.What a waste of space

JT

May 28th, 2009
9:49 am

Have you seen Sandra Rose? If you haven’t seen her out in Atl, just google her image and take a look – puts things in perspective as to why she’s trying to validate herself by starting baseless rumors, spreading lies and irresponsible “reporting”.

Floridah

May 28th, 2009
11:43 pm

I KNOW, i just KNOW Sandra Rose did NOT ask why Greg Street would say that if he wasn’t there to witness it for himself when the ENTIRE premise of her blog site (and her persona, let’s be real) is based on stories that are embellished according to her biased opinions aka lies! I KNOW she did not say that, right??? I can personally testify that she’s a liar, she had MY name up on an ongoing rumor once and it was completely fabricated/hear-say…..and let me say this, she was never there to witness what she was writing with her own eyes for that one either…..Ole Sandra Rosey playing holier than thou…who woulda guessed. *nodding my head*

IneedaRaise

May 29th, 2009
12:58 am

This is why I only read the comic now

IneedaRaise

May 29th, 2009
12:59 am

This is why I only read the comics now

mrjackson

May 29th, 2009
12:55 pm

you guys dont know that sandrarose.com comments are controlled. you cant log on, sign up & leave comments like other sites. that tells you she’s full of it, she controls the comments, huuummmm? dont want her readers to read the truth or she tells them what to comment. alex controls the adds on sandrarose.com too, look at the site. 70% of the adds & pics are velvet room or whatever ag is promoting. i know for a fact sandra, street & alex are (or were) cool. street somebody is using sandra & alex to try to take you down. somebody on your team is out to get you. look at the lies in her post. i didnt see polow or zone 4 on your video or your cd, im looking at the good day cd (no zone 4), nobody cares about the derrty boys, didnt you just have a college night at velvet room a few weeks ago. when they found the dead body in the dumpster behind the club on peachtree street, it didnt get this much press. street, they’re using this to screw you over a twitter post about a man gettin slapped & you’ve been a soldier for v-103

summerhill,ga

May 29th, 2009
6:43 pm

stay up…g street..bad thing about a snake it moves in silence, but this one will soon bit it’s own self.

Snozz

June 1st, 2009
9:31 pm

Wow, You guys just LOVE hatin on Sister, doncha? Did ya’ll totally miss the minor little detail that STREET IS THE ONE WHO LIED? Rose merely called him out on spreading a false story… and she was even nice enough to not point out that Greg Street is illiterate, too!
And damn nice of him to call her a “friend” then in the very next sentence call her a liar…
Mr. Pot, meet Ms. Kettle…. oh, wait- for Street that should be:
“Mr Pt, meat Mz Ketel”

Mark

June 3rd, 2009
3:27 pm

Aren’t all blacks illiterate?

Jami

June 4th, 2009
3:23 pm

I don’t care about the color or social class of a person black,white,Asian,Latino,Native American, mixed, some of the most ignorant adults in America are the ones who do not take the time to educate themselves and gain knowledge by picking up one book a week and READING it, especially non fiction books! I’m not talking about magazines, comics, BLOGS or required textbook reading from school assignments either!!! You must fall into that category Mark.