: Remember when MediaTakeOut.com told you about a report in the NY Daily News on how Roxanne Shante got Warner Music to pay for her PhD ... well the report was wrong.
Here’s what Slate is reporting:
Virtually everything about the Daily News' heartwarming "projects-to-Ph.D." story appears to be false.
An investigation by Slate has revealed:
According to Warner, neither it nor any of its subsidiary record labels ever had a contract with Shanté, and it was not obligated to pay for her education. Indeed, there's no evidence that it ever did.
Shanté—real name Lolita Shanté Gooden—doesn't have a Ph.D. from Cornell or anywhere else. Indeed, she admitted it in an interview with Slate. And Cornell has no record of Gooden (or "Shanté") ever attending or receiving a degree.
According to Marymount Manhattan College records, Shanté enrolled there but dropped out less than four months later without ever earning a degree.
New York state records indicate that no one named Lolita Gooden or Roxanne Shanté is licensed to practice psychology or any related field.