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Rhonetta Johnson

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Rhonetta Johnson (born September 5, 1981), also known as Rhonetta, is an American singer, rapper, and model most known for her appearance on season five of American Idol, in which she famously became irate after the judges chose not to pick her; calling out Paula Abdul and the other judges.[1][2] In 2014 Rhonetta released a remix extended play containing remixed versions of previous releases; the extended play is entitled Never Trust a Thot.

American Idol[edit]

Rhonetta appeared on season five of American Idol for their Greensboro, North Carolina auditions. Johnson burst into the room singing her version of Britney Spears' "Oops I Did it Again" only to "laugh it off"; claiming to be nervous.[3] She wished Simon Cowell a happy birthday then proceeded to make "silly" claims that she could be more successful than Janet Jackson or Mariah Carey. Rhonetta continued trying to impress the judges, singing Mary J. Blige's "You Remind Me" only to disparage her rendition, saying it was "hoarse". After singing "And I" by Ciara the judges decided not to send Rhonetta to Hollywood.[4] After leaving the audition Johnson called out Paula Abdul, mocking her song "Straight Up" and making claims that if they walked into a room together then no one would recognize Abdul but everyone would think Rhonetta to be a celebrity.[5]

Post-Idol career[edit]

Johnson released a remix extended play on YouTube on February 16, 2014, entitled Never Trust a Thot, in which she remixed six previous releases of hers.

Personal life[edit]

Rhonetta has been arrested several times over the years since 2003 for crimes such as DWI, driving with an expired license, prostitution, and open container to name a few.[6][7][8]

Extended plays[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays with chart positions and sales
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales[9]
US
Indie
Never Trust a Thot
  • Released: February 16, 2014
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format:
-
  • US:

References[edit]

  1. "Help us to help Rhonetta". Ew.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. Berman, By Craig. "Another North Carolina 'Idol'?". Today.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. "The 5 worst 'American Idol' auditions in the show's history". The-leader.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. "chocolatepop: American Idol Reject Rhonetta Johnson". Chocolatepop.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. "Top 10 Outrageous 'American Idol' Auditions (VIDEOS)". Celebuzz.com. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  6. "The Many Faces Of American Idol's Rhonetta Johnson (Wizbang Pop!)". Wizbangpop.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. "Local Boy or Girl Made Bad". Clclt.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. "The Charlotte Show: Rhonetta Johnson". Thecharlotteshow.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. Farley, Christopher John. "Pop's Princess Grows Up". Time. Retrieved August 19, 2011.

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