Scott Blames Professional Rivalry For Sex Tape
KID ROCK and SCOTT STAPP's stripper sex video was released in a bid to sabotage their careers, according to the former CREED frontman. Stapp is convinced the 1999 home movie was stolen from him and sold to pornography purveyors World Wide Red Light District by jealous music rivals fearful of his impact as a solo star. Last month (FEB06) Rock, real name ROBERT RITCHIE, and Stapp won a temporary ban to prevent distribution of the tape. World Wide Red Light District were also behind socialite PARIS HILTON's infamous video 1 NIGHT IN PARIS. Stapp says, "Obviously someone wants to hurt me and doesn't want me to be successful in my solo career. "You don't want to say it's laughable, but it's just like, my God, there's so much stuff. Somebody does not like you and somebody wants you to fail." Stapp released his first solo album THE GREAT DIVIDE in November (05).