Well, according to Monday's New York Daily News, some of the industry's biggest R&B and hip-hop stars--including SoulBounce fave Mary J. Blige--are allegedly guilty of ordering peformance-enhancing drugs, including steroids and human growth hormone. The drugs are supposedly en vogue for celebs obsessed with the drugs' anti-aging effects.
While Mary's rep forcefully denies the claims, records obtained by the Albany Times Union show that between 2005 and 2007, the singer received multiple shipments of HGH and anabolic steroids from an Orlando pharmacy. Others on the Union hit list include Fiddy, Wyclef, Timbaland and (gasp!) Tyler Perry, who were all unavailable for comment. The paper also states that the stars sometimes used fake names to receive prescriptions allegedly signed by a Florida doc before being sent to a Long Island chiropractor, who doubles as an anti-aging consultant for a New York gym.
Say. It. Ain't. So.
Please know that we'll keep a close side-eye on all of this as it develops *rim shot* (bad steroid joke, sorry). In the meantime, bounce on over to read the rest of the story.
Mary J. Blige named in steroid report [DN]