Cobra Starship's Gabe Saporta Doesn't Like Playing Telephone: The MTV News Quote Of The Day

"My number never got out, but here's the catch: that shirt was professionally printed at some T-shirt place, and of course, someone at the T-shirt factory leaked an image of my shirt on the Internet. So I would get, like, 20 calls a day, kids pranking me, singing me songs, whatever. I thought it was funny for a while, and I thought that if I neither confirmed nor denied it, it would go eventually away. Guess what? I was wrong. I was dead wrong."

-Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta, on the fallout of Pete Wentz printing his phone number on a T-shirt and wearing it to the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Saporta got so many calls that he had to change his phone number. "I canceled my old phone number, got a new number, and I made sure that my new phone number has '666' in it, that way no one will mess with me ever," he said. And he wasn't kidding: He got his revenge on Wentz at last week's Los Premios MTV awards in Los Angeles, where he revealed Wentz's e-mail address during the show. Wentz now knows the pain of information overload, as his account was bombarded with messages.


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