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