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Ashlee Simpson: Alcohol and tats don't mix

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Ashlee Simpson took to her myspace blog today to address rumors that she was drunk during a morning appearance on Washington DC radio station Hot 99.5. During the brief interview with Kane in the Morning, it seemed as if Simpson was slurring her words and giggling, some would say excessively. “It was very upsetting to hear that people saying that I was intoxicated,” she writes, before explaining the circumstances of Monday night, which involved getting a new tattoo but no alcohol. Read on for Simpson’s full defense…

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“The night before, I had a good friend come to my hotel to give me a

tattoo. When I arrived to the radio station I showed them the tattoo…

It is my belief that they automatically assumed that because I got a

tattoo I must have drank that night. I would never get a tattoo after

drinking nor would a reputable tattoo artist do a tattoo after someone

was drinking. When I walked into the radio station I was thrown into

the interview. They didn’t even introduce themselves to me before

starting it, and just put me on the air. I felt bad energy and like I

was about to be attacked as soon as I sat down. I felt uncomfortable. I

was asked mostly personal questions which are never fun to be asked and

therefore I giggled my way through it… Questions & false rumors

about my dad being a jerk, being pregnant, being engaged, etc are not

fun to answer every single day. Eventually I try to just laugh them off

and hope they start asking me important questions about my album and

music which is why I am there. Five minutes after the interview was

over I heard the dj that interviewed me say on the air that I was

drunk. That really upset me especially after how uncomfortable they

made me feel. Twenty minutes after that I went to XM Radio for an

interview. They treated me with respect and were thankful for me

showing up so early in the morning. I told the DJ there what had just

happened and he said he wasn’t surprised at all. The XM DJ said he used

to work at that radio station and that he does things like that to

people all the time trying to make a “story” out of it. He hated it

because he did things like that to people all the time. Throughout my

career, I have learned that you must speak up for yourself when people

try to put you down. That is why I am writing this today. I’m tired of

people making things up about others.”

“The night before, I had a good friend come to my hotel to give me atattoo. When I arrived to the radio station I showed them the tattoo…It is my belief that they automatically assumed that because I got atattoo I must have drank that night. I would never get a tattoo afterdrinking nor would a reputable tattoo artist do a tattoo after someonewas drinking. When I walked into the radio station I was thrown intothe interview. They didn’t even introduce themselves to me beforestarting it, and just put me on the air. I felt bad energy and like Iwas about to be attacked as soon as I sat down. I felt uncomfortable. Iwas asked mostly personal questions which are never fun to be asked andtherefore I giggled my way through it… Questions & false rumorsabout my dad being a jerk, being pregnant, being engaged, etc are notfun to answer every single day. Eventually I try to just laugh them offand hope they start asking me important questions about my album andmusic which is why I am there. Five minutes after the interview wasover I heard the dj that interviewed me say on the air that I wasdrunk. That really upset me especially after how uncomfortable theymade me feel. Twenty minutes after that I went to XM Radio for aninterview. They treated me with respect and were thankful for meshowing up so early in the morning. I told the DJ there what had justhappened and he said he wasn’t surprised at all. The XM DJ said he usedto work at that radio station and that he does things like that topeople all the time trying to make a “story” out of it. He hated itbecause he did things like that to people all the time. Throughout mycareer, I have learned that you must speak up for yourself when peopletry to put you down. That is why I am writing this today. I’m tired ofpeople making things up about others.”

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