I recently received some feedback from a few of my fans regarding the way everything went down at the A Cappella Innovations weekend in Albany.
I want to start off by offering my most sincere apologies for any confusion in how the weekend went off and was handled. Believe it or not, I still feel very new at this whole “celebrity” thing and have been trying really hard to figure out a way to stay as open as I can with my fans, while still maintaining my safety and privacy in some way.
That is actually a big part of how this site was born in the first place. Humanity and compassion are two of the most important things in my life and I always want to make sure that I represent that in everything I do.
That being said, I am still new at this, and being a public figure is a bit more dangerous than I expected. Consequently going to a public event needs to be approached in a specific way; a way that is totally foreign to me.
The weekend felt like a bit of a whirlwind, considering I arrived on the red eye and went straight to the festival. There was no real time to sleep and a few of the college students were a bit more aggressive than I was prepared to experience. It was because of these reasons that I was a little caught off-guard, and not really representing myself the way that I would have liked in the best of situations. I chose, out of fear and innocence, to hang backstage and keep myself a little more removed than I would have liked to have been.
I feel as those the effect of this may have been some hurt feelings, mis-communications, and disappointments. I would like to be the first to say I am sorry for any of those three things and also to request your patience in my attempt to figure out a humane and kind approach to this whole “famous” life style.
Thanks again for being so supportive and understanding.