RNC battle brews between Clay Aiken and John Rich
(CBS News) Things got a little heated between Clay Aiken and John Rich inside the Twitter-verse on Tuesday night.
The two singers apparently have different tastes in politics, and it played out online Tuesday night.Read more: Convention star power: Blurring the line between celebrity and politics
Aiken commented about this week's Republican National Convention in a tweet:
Playing drinking game with my brother now. We drink every time we see a black person on screen at the RNC convention.— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) August 29, 2012
That prompted Rich to call Aiken's comments "racist" in a tweet:
I wonder how long it will be till— John Rich (@johnrich) August 29, 2012
@clayaiken takes that idiotic post down. Clay, you're better than that...I hope. Sincerely, JR.
Between the hashtag "negrospotting" and what I've read ever since, I've just had enough of this racist nonsense. It's sick. PLS STOP.— John Rich (@johnrich) August 29, 2012
Aiken then replied to Rich:
Interestingly enough, both Aiken and Rich have appeared on "The Celebrity Apprentice." Aiken finished second on the most recent season, and Rich won in 2011.
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