Ray J Banned From Christmas Parade Due To Sex-tape Past
Officials in Jackson, Mississippi have axed plans to allow R+B singer RAY J to front the city's annual Christmas parade on Saturday (08Dec07) - because of his sex-tape past. The singer and his sister Brandy Norwood were billed as the event's grand marshalls, nut now parade organisers have had second thoughts. A press release sent out on Tuesday (04Dec07) confirmed Ray J and his sister, singer/actress Brandy Norwood, would both be guests of honour at the festive event. But organiser Carolyn Redd now claims the news release was inaccurate and Ray J will not be appearing because of his notoriety after his 2003 sex tape with socialite Kim Kardashian was leaked. Jackson Mayor Frank Melton, a family friend of the Norwoods - who grew up in the area, says, "I assure you he will be with me, not in the grand marshall car with Brandy."