In an interview with MSP Magazine published in January, Tay Zonday, the deep-voiced singer whose "Chocolate Rain" became a YouTube sensation, challenges every premise of the reporter questioning him.
Q: Let's talk about the art. What percentage of your success do you attribute to the William Hung factor?
A: I don't really follow William Hung. But the blunt question is, "Do I suck, and do people laugh at me because of it?" I don't know. How does any artist know that? Why would any artist worry about that? Would you worry about that?
Ha. Very few reporters have given a good interviewed with Tay Zonday. He is very intelligent and a poet and refuses to be typecast. Most reporters do not ask him original questions to get a good enough interview.