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Interview: Who is Young Platinum?
Many of you follow television host, rapper and socialite, Young Platinum on Twitter, unfortunately many of us don’t really know who he is. Get ready to meet the man behind the computer and blackberry.
How Are You?
I’m great it’s cold though, I think I wanna run into H&M first.
OK, let’s go, I wanted to go there too.
(Off to the store we walk, well run!) So tell me where your originally from? I hear an accent all in your voice.
I’m from Rhode Island.
You have reached over 30 thousand followers on Twitter, how did you do that?
I don’t know, I guess I got alot of re-tweets and shout outs.
I want my readers to really understand who you are. Many of us follow you, but we don’t know exactly who you are. Who are you?
Man, I’m a different character. Are you asking about Shaun or Platinum?
Well Shaun is different from Young Platinum. Shaun is just a cool dude. Platinum is a comedian, kinda crazy, rapper, host and role model.
Yea, I want to inspire kids and make a difference.
Wow, so you know I have to press pause there. Speaking of make a difference…How do you expect to make a difference and be a role model when you Tweet alot of negative things?
What do you mean?
Platinum come on, you know you Tweet alot of homophopic comments and say many things that are degrading to women.
No, I might re-tweet, shit is funny sometimes.
Yea Platinum, but people see that and they don’t understand. Some get it, but some don’t. I have seen countless Tweet directed toward you in which people are upset and hurt.
Man, its simple. I don’t feel like I degrade people. It’s all fun and games, and if people don’t like it, then don’t follow me.
Wow – that’s bold. So your really not willing to take responsibility for what you do or say are you?
I’m not gay and I have alot of gay friends in the music industry. Living in Atlanta, has made me more open-minded. I don’t feel like I degrade women, and if I do, it’s a joke. I think people take what I say and blow it out of proportion.
Yes and No. You have to remember that there is life and death in the power of your tongue. Platinum once you say something and release it from your tongue, it begins to take form and can affect someone’s life, if not your own. What we say, and what we do, is a representation of who we are. But, HEY! It is what it is. If you don’t get it, I can’t make you get it.
What is the biggest mixed conception about you that you want to clarify?
That I’m not just a socialite who feeds off the internet craze and that I’m not an attention whore. I’ve taken a break to got to school, so I understand why people can call me the things they do. My name has consistently been in the media without me having any music out or really doing anything in the entertainment field.
Whether it be about Kat Stacks or Tila Tequila, or me hanging out with someone. I’m not out to get anyone. If that were the case, I would have been in a video with Kat talking about someone.
I don’t want people to think that I’m homophobic or anything, because I’m not. I have many friends in the industry that have alternative lifestyles.
What is your response to the people who have argued about your biography or lack there of?
I don’t care what they think. I know what I’ve done. I’m not saying I’ve done alot or that I’m a superstar. You know how people are, just want somthing to talk about. When I was younger I hosted a show on the local access channel in my hometown. I have people ask me all the time, if that’s me on the title introduction to the Monique Show. The same people who are making fun of me, haven’t really done anything themselves.
What can we expect next from you?
I am working on some new music for the year 2011. I am moving to Los Angeles and gonna make some things happen! I have a few TV projects in the works. You can catch me on the new BET sitcom, “Let’s Stay Together,” and you know I’ll keep my fans posted on future projects.
How can you fans keep on touch with you?
My Facebook is “Young Platinum” and my Twitter is @YoungPlatinum.
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