Thousands of non-fans of R&B singer Cassie have signed a petition that will be sent to her record label, Bad Boy Records, which starts off, "We give her respect for trying, but her existence and presence to the music industry is becoming very annoying and pointless... She is NOT a performer at all. If she was, it could have made up for her penguin moaning vocals."
Whoa. The petition continues: “There is no hating involved with this also,so thats not even an issue. We all know she is a pretty girl, perhaps she would be more successful being a model, than she will be with her music career. Diddy what is your problem with signing this chick? its obvious you don't know true talent, being that you dont have any yourself as you just released that garbage first single "Come To Me", maybe you should consider giving up your "Rap" career also and stick to producing. If you don't want Bad Boy to fall off, we suggest you drop Cassie ASAP, and suggest that she audition for Top Model or something."
And there was this: "This chick is taking up space for true talent in the music industry, she has no originality at all, other talented artist can't even get their shine on the charts and in the media, because of mediocre songs like "Me & You". Do something about this please. It's like Lumidee reincarnated, and we all know how that was...Where is she now? The same question we will be asking about Cassie in a few months...."
View the entire petition here: We Prefer Lassie Over Cassie!.
The "Me & U" singer answered back on her MySpace page last week, posting: "I am aware that my live performances have been pretty bad ... No excuses, I'm still getting over stage fright. I am very upset with the series of events this week, and I do not appreciate people making me look and sound crazy."
"I'm not a whore or a bitch, which is what people have been making me out to be," Cassie wrote. "I'm a 19-year-old girl, I'm single, and I'm working my ass off."