Great Moments in Journalism

From “NellyStyle” by Clare Barker, a profile of hip-hop artist Nelly in Fashion Rocks (a promo supplement to a bunch of October Conde Nast publications, and tied to some music/fashion extravaganza):

These days Nelly’s image is clean enough, if not downright squeaky. He is known for his involvement with 4Sho4Kids, a charity that helps underprivileged children, and JesUs4Jackie, the bone-marrow-registry campaign he started with his sister before she died of leukemia. A die-hard sports freak (he has performed at two Super Bowls), he recently bought a stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, an NBA expansion team.

Still, he wants some slack. “It is impossible to be perfect. I’m not going to say everything is wrong with me, but I’m sure a lot of people will tell you I’m not perfect. That’s humanity. We are here to make mistakes. We are here to learn. If we were born knowing everything, what we would do all this time on this earth?”

One option would be to expand your international brand power.

I’m still trying to figure out whether the author is being sarcastic or not. My guess: not.