Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath made headlines yesterday as he helped a woman named Cheyenne break up with her long-distance boyfriend, Brayden via Cameo. A platform for fans to deliver personalized messages from celebrities.
McGrath starts out the video excitedly saying “what’s up Brayden, it’s Mark McGrath, from Sugar Ray. Off the charts, but always in your hearts.”
After this, I'm gonna hire him to have all of my difficult conversations for me….
— A.D. (@ADsXe) November 25, 2019
Oddly enough though, another video surfaced of Anthony Scaramucci, a former White House Director of Communications, delivering the same bad news. His video is a little somber as Scaramucci says, “All right man, this is sort of, one of the toughest Cameos I’ve ever given.”
Bradyns girlfriend got back together with him and then broke up with him again using anthony scaramucci pic.twitter.com/utnhUytF1o
— hunter malik shabazz (@SeanAppalled) November 16, 2019
Come to find out, the break-up is entirely fictional and created by twitter user @seanappalled. As reported by Rolling Stone, the break-up aficionado hired both McGrath and Scaramucci to deliver the news via Cameo.
The user told Rolling Stone the videos were “made as a joke.” That joke did cost them $100 but they certainly had us fooled as the internet stormed with hilarious responses.
Can you tell my husband our kid really isn’t his?
Mark McGrath : I got you fam pic.twitter.com/YFBdpKYqhN
— alan (@NAlanetrash) November 25, 2019
Long night ahead of working on my thesis, but it looks like my long-distance girlfriend Cheyenne sent me a Cameo from my favorite rockstar Mark McGrath! Time to take a huge swig of coffee and press play
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) November 25, 2019
Me: How horrible is it that some woman paid Mark McGrath to break up with her boyfriend for her?!
Also, me: I would totally watch a show with Mark McGrath breaking up with people's significant others for them. https://t.co/ityZgwN520
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) November 25, 2019
P.O.D.’s Sonny Sandoval even had the same break-up message for Brayden, which he delivered while standing under the Eiffel Tower. The Twitter user told Rolling Stone it was “extremely fucking awkward,” so they didn’t share it outside of the app However, you can see it directly on Cameo here.
Oh, and if anyone is wondering what “Brayden’s” thesis is on, @seanappalled has that covered too.
btw Bradyn's thesis is on how healthcare in america is failing as evidenced by the fact that nobody has any prescription pills to sell him
— hunter malik shabazz (@SeanAppalled) November 26, 2019
More on Sugar Ray
Though Sugar Ray may not be on the charts, they certainly still have a place in our hearts. With this past summer being the 25th anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour, founder, Kevin Lyman mentions that just in its infancy, they were booking pop artists. “We were already booking bands like the Black Eyed Peas, Limp Bizkit and Sugar Ray, and other types of bands were starting to drift to Warped Tour.”
Though many consider Warped Tour as a punk-rock summer camp, Sugar Ray made the run in 1996. They weren’t the only pop artists during the Warped Tour’s 25-year run either.
Among those include Katy Perry who performed in 2008.
Another surprising artist was none other than rapper Ice-T. He surged on the stages during the 1999 run. He also made his way back on stage with Body Count for The Vans Warped Tour 15th Anniversary Celebration DVD.
One of the most surprising artist to grace the stages of Warped Tour, however, is the real Slim Shady himself, Eminem. During 1999, with only his debut Infinite and follow-up The Slim Shady LP, Eminem joined fellow punk-rockers during that summer, performing, stage diving and hanging with Ice-T and his crew. Ice-T recently opened up about Em getting booed during the run.
Although Warped Tour has been officially over, it will never be missed.