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Cassie Says Semi-Nude Photos Were Stolen

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Wednesday night pop singer Cassie joined the club, the onethat includes celebs with nude (full or partially) photos/videos leaked on the internet.

While it is surprising to see her topless in her self-photographedpictures posted on RapRadar.com, her nonchalant reaction is equally as interesting.

She dismissed being exposed as no big deal Wednesday in an11 p.m. PST message on her Twitter page. 

"IT SEEMS THAT SOMEONE HAS HACKEDINTO MY COMPUTER," Cassie tweeted. "THAT'S REAL FOUL AND EVIL. NOW STOP ACTINGLIKE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN A [BREAST] BEFORE."

Several hours later, Cassie explained that the photos werenever meant to be released publicly. "These photos were obviously neverintended for the world to see," Cassie said in a statement on her website,lovecassie.com. "[I]t's sad that people would really take time to steal andpost them, it's just evil."

Her note also implied that people are overreacting to seeingher undressed. "Mine weren't the first you've seen and they won't be the last,"she wrote. "[P]eople need to grow up, let's move on. Thank you."

Cassie is signed to Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad BoyEntertainment and has been rumored to be dating him. Diddy has not tweetedabout the incident, but did ask his followers to be positive.

"Let's be great today," Diddy wrote Thursday. "Let's beatnegativity by being positive!!! Evil will not prevail!!! WE WILL WIN TODAY!!!!Let's go!!!!""

If grown folks want to take nude photographs of themselves,it is their choice. But when semi-nude photos of famous people are leaked, Ioften wonder whether it was by accident or intentionally.

It would be indecent to suggest that Cassie leaked theseherself. So I won't. I don't know what happened.

But I was just thinking about Kim Kardashian, Ray J, ParisHilton, and others whose careers spiked after their explicit images hitcyberspace.

Janet Jackson's career got rocky after her Super Bowlscandal. But she was exposed during a primetime family-oriented event thatclearly offended the masses.

In other cases, there's almost no need for damage control.

That energy should instead be put into the prepping for thelaunch of the next product. 'Cause folks, the viral marketing has alreadybegun.

I'm not saying that this is the case with Cassie.

But she'd better not do like Janet and release a new singletomorrow. Then, she'd be cold busted.

Thursday Cassie's most recent single "Must Be Love"featuring Diddy was No. 68 at Urban radio. Let's see if it moves up.

Here self-titled debut album was released in 2006 and included the hit "Me & U."

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