Sugar Ray singer Mark Mcgrath has insisted he was in on the “pretty obvious joke” after being hired to apparently break up someone by a woman called Cheyenne.
The 51-year-old musician is one of the famous names signed up to Cameo, where users can pay $100 for stars to record video messages for them. On Monday (November 25, 2019), a video started doing the rounds of Mark apparently breaking up with someone called Bradyn after being enlisted by Cheyenne to end the long-distance relationship.
In the clip, Mark says: “She wants you to know that you mean a lot to her. You mean the world to her. But she’s having difficulty staying in this long-distance relationship.
“She still wants to be friends with you, and she wants you to know, good luck on your thesis coming up — probably not the best timing, Cheyenne, when he’s doing his thesis, but I understand!”
He continued: “You’re a fan of the band Sugar Ray, which I am honored. I wish I was delivering you good news! Hopefully, I can see you backstage, give you a high five someday, dude! We can maybe laugh about this sometimes. Hopefully, we all can! Cheyanne, Bradyn, all of us, we all could hang out! But, uh, she wants to be friends right now, bro.”
Following the video going viral, however, Twitter user @SeanAppalled came forward as the culprit behind the prank, telling Rolling Stone: “That video was a video I paid to have made as a joke.”
After one person tweeted Mark suggesting that he should become an “international diplomat” because of the way he delivered the break-up news, the singer replied: “You’re very sweet Sarah, but I just decided to roll with what I thought was a pretty obvious joke!”