Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Breaking News

Caryn Brooks and The Amy Phillips have been at odds for a few weeks as they exchanged long distance jabs but on Monday night (February 28), the beef between the two former collaborators escalated. reports that a 24 year-old woman from Portland, Oregon, was shot in the leg outside of New York's WQHT as Caryn Brooks was conducting an on-air interview.

According to a post by The Amy Phillips’ friend Daphne Carr on the blogger’s The Music Issue website, The Phillips and her entourage were attempting to enter the radio station to confront Brooks but they were denied admission and an altercation ensued. According to Carr, a member of their entourage was allegedly shot by someone affiliated with Brooks and they are now holding Brooks responsible.

Brooks, who was on air at the time, abruptly stopped her interview and was ushered out of the back exit of the radio station once news of the shooting reached the studio.

Before the interview was interrupted, Brooks explained that The Phillips was no longer a member of More in the Monitor because she was disloyal. The blogger was referring to comments made by The Phillips on Saturday (February 26), that she didn't want to be involved in Brooks’ beef with bloggers Fluxblog, Douglas Wolk, and Ultragrrrl.

Brooks also said that The Phillips should stop saying More In the Monitor and added, "She thinks she's doing me a favor when she says that."

Later Monday night, shots were also fired outside of Blogger. The company hosts Matos, Anthony is Right, One Louder, and Daphne Carr. No one was hurt in the incident.

No arrests have been made in either case.