Andrew WK Denies Being Manipulated By Secret Svengali

Singer's statement says critics who call him an 'imposter' are misguided.

Andrew WK Denies Being Manipulated By Secret Svengali
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Andrew WK has posted a statement on his website in which he denies being given an "identity" by his management. In a blog posted on Andrewwk.com, the New York singer attacked critics who he said have accused him of being a "victim of mind-control" since his 2001 debut album 'I Get Wet'. "Since 2001, I have been accused of being part of a conspiracy in which I knowingly entered into a contract with creative directors called Steev Mike, who proceeded to invent a new identity for me to perform under," he wrote. "I'm here to say this is simply not true and a gross exaggeration of easily explainable and common-place music industry practices." Steev Mike appears under the title executive producer on 'I Get Wet', and has been listed on several of WK's releases since 2001. WK went on to admit that he does "work with people who choose not to include their whole names or real names in the credits" of his songs, but that "taking advice and guidance from other people doesn't mean I'm a victim of mind-control". He added that his intentions are far more simple than some people presume, saying: "Andrew WK is about partying and doing what you want! We want fun, and that really is what I am about." Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    deadlyMETAL
    JRowe3388 wrote: goodlifebadlife wrote: Andrew WK still exists? News to me. He's bigger now than he ever was. Hosting a TV show and headlining the Warped Tour
    No kidding? I hope not all musicians have to go through such ridicule.
    JRowe3388
    goodlifebadlife wrote: Andrew WK still exists? News to me.
    He's bigger now than he ever was. Hosting a TV show and headlining the Warped Tour
    aocrkid
    JRowe3388 wrote: goodlifebadlife wrote: Andrew WK still exists? News to me. He's bigger now than he ever was. Hosting a TV show and headlining the Warped Tour
    you sure? he was pretty big a little less than ten years ago. he was even in madden [lol] now no one knows who he is.
    jethro bob
    the picture doesn't help prove his point, but still if hes under mind control because he works with a certain producer, then almost every band is under mind control.