Nazanin Boniadi and Other Former Scientologists Lash Out In anti Scientology Rap

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  1. leina

    leina Patron

    Tom Cruise’s Ex-Girlfriend and Other Former Scientologists Lash Out In Never-Before-Heard Anti-Scientology Rap

    Scientology damages people. For proof, look no further than this bizarre anti-Scientology rap produced by a who's who of prominent apostate members of the cult—from its former top spokesman to Tom Cruise's former confessor to Cruise's Xenu-approved ex-girlfriend. It's like the We Are the World of the anti-Scientology movement.
    The brainchild behind this all-star effort is Titziano Lugli, a Los Angeles-based Italian producer and musician who was ex-communicated from Scientology in 2010. (We got the video above from former Village Voice editor and veteran Scientology watchdog Tony Ortega.) Lugli invited Marty Rathbun, a former Scientologist who was powerful enough in the church's hierarchy to serve as Cruise's "auditor," or spiritual interrogator, to tell the story of his ongoing battle with church leader David Miscavige in rhyme. (Sample: "the little dictator ain't nothin' but a hack / Or like Kobe says, 'You can't guard me jack.'" Really.) It also features a contribution from Mike Rinder, the Australian former head of PR for the church who could be seen representing Scientology by spitting out red-faced accusations of bigotry on cable news before "blowing" five years ago:
    Scientology's being toasted by a midget with a blowtorch
    Pretender to the throne, he's just a big-ass pain in the zorch....
    Dave and his BFF little Tom
    These half two men
    Think they're really the bomb
    But I couldn't take their shit no more
    So I said "Fuck you" and walked out the door


    http://gawker.com/5967150/tom-cruis...ut-in-never+before+heard-anti+scientology-rap


    HA HA HA


     
  2. Smilla

    Smilla Ordinary Human

    It sounds very amateurish as a piece of work, but I applaud (some of) the sentiments.
     
  3. Xenu's Boyfriend

    Xenu's Boyfriend Silver Meritorious Patron

    It's better than I thought - Mike Rinder and Marty Rathbun actually sound halfway decent as rappers - I know, ridiculous, but I've heard really bad rap and they don't embarrass themselves....I like it.
     
  4. SchwimmelPuckel

    SchwimmelPuckel Genuine Meatball

    Hahaha.. Funny :D - But I do wonder: Is 'blow' or 'to blow' a word that can be understood outside Scientology? - Or will regular people attach a wholly inappropriate significance there?

    [There they were, all dressed up, and noone to blow!]

    :unsure:
     
  5. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    I liked that! :yes::happydance:
     
  6. OperatingSP

    OperatingSP Patron with Honors

    Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    VIDEO AT LINK. CANNOT IMBED (YET)

    Gawker: http://gawker.com/5967150/tom-cruis...ut-in-never+before+heard-anti+scientology-rap

    Excerpts:
    Tony Ortega: Nazanin Boniadi Speaks! Or Rather, Raps, About Scientology’s “Blind Alley”
    http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/10/nazanin-boniadi-speaks/
    Excerpt:
    WWP: https://forums.whyweprotest.net/community/threads/rinder-rathbun-boniadi-and-lugli-rap-song.107193/
    .
     
  7. NoName

    NoName A Girl Has No Name

    Re: Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    Smilla, the video was kinda lame. Agreed. I wonder how much fear /NDA's played into that.

    I thought that the sound was pretty decent enough, though some admittedly rap better than others. I loved how they altered that one voice to sound like Naz talking about being pimped out. Way to do an end run around that NDA.

    :lol:
     
  8. TG1

    TG1 Angelic Poster

    Re: Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    :thumbsup:

    Damn, Tiziano is cute!
     
  9. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    Re: Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    [video=youtube;8Bg-DllN1Hc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Bg-DllN1Hc&feature=player_embedded#![/video]
     
  10. OperatingSP

    OperatingSP Patron with Honors

  11. OperatingSP

    OperatingSP Patron with Honors

  12. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Re: Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    "My make-up may be flaking ... "

    Songdoctor, get in here, stat!
     
  13. Smilla

    Smilla Ordinary Human

    Re: Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    I'm pretty picky having spent half my life in recording studios, but yeah, it's not too bad for it's intended purpose.
     
  14. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    I'm not a big fan of the genre, but it seems like it let some raw emotion show...

    Good for them.
     
  15. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

  16. Anonycat

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  17. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Yow!:


    To finish his first draft of the rap song, Lugli himself raps the words he had written for Boniadi, and raises his voice artificially (which is obvious when you hear it)...

    "My name is Naz
    You might not know who I am
    But trust me, I'm sure DM
    Is now shitting his pants
    I was pimped out
    Treated like a prostitute
    I was used and abused
    You really thought I was a fool
    My integrity has got a price
    That your creeps can't buy
    I won't bend, I won't break,
    I will not hesitate to expose your plans
    To the entire nation
    Your population needs
    Some serious emancipation"

    http://gawker.com/5967150/tom-cruis..._source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
     
  18. What's It All About

    What's It All About Patron with Honors

    Nazanin Boniadi and other ex-scientologists rap about their unhappiness with cult

    http://gawker.com/nazanin-boniadi/

    Here's the article, which includes a video. I don't know how to get the video to post here, so the link is above:

    "Scientology damages people. For proof, look no further than this bizarre anti-Scientology rap produced by a who's who of prominent apostate members of the cult—from its former top spokesman to Tom Cruise's former confessor to Cruise's Xenu-approved ex-girlfriend. It's like the We Are the World of the anti-Scientology movement.
    The brainchild behind this all-star effort is Titziano Lugli, a Los Angeles-based Italian producer and musician who was ex-communicated from Scientology in 2010. (We got the video above from former Village Voice editor and veteran Scientology watchdog Tony Ortega.) Lugli invited Marty Rathbun, a former Scientologist who was powerful enough in the church's hierarchy to serve as Cruise's "auditor," or spiritual interrogator, to tell the story of his ongoing battle with church leader David Miscavige in rhyme. (Sample: "the little dictator ain't nothin' but a hack / Or like Kobe says, 'You can't guard me jack.'" Really.) It also features a contribution from Mike Rinder, the Australian former head of PR for the church who could be seen representing Scientology by spitting out red-faced accusations of bigotry on cable news before "blowing" five years ago:

    Scientology's being toasted by a midget with a blowtorch
    Pretender to the throne, he's just a big-ass pain in the zorch....
    Dave and his BFF little Tom
    These half two men
    Think they're really the bomb
    But I couldn't take their shit no more
    So I said "Fuck you" and walked out the door

    ("A pain in the zorch," Lugli tells me, is a Scientology terms derived from a training manual for auditors—"it's shit Scientologists say," he says.")

    Perhaps the most intriguing contribution comes from Nazanin Boniadi, the Iranian-born actress and model who, according to Vantiy Fair's Maureen Orth, was personally selected by Miscavige in a church-sanctioned search for Cruise's next girlfriend back in 2004. The relationship didn't last—Cruise wanted her incisor teeth filed down, and he eventually dumped her after she insulted Miscavige by asking him to repeat himself. Boniadi has never spoken out about being pimped out, North Korea-style, to a probably gay crazy actor by a cult leader (she declined to talk to Orth). So her participation in the "rap" is the first public proof from Boniadi herself of her break with the church. She raps: "This ain't no road to freedom / It's a blind alley, like Kirstie Alley / Travolta, and Cruise, but we ain't no fools."

    Ortega, who shot footage of the song in Lugli's home studio, sent us this backstory explaining how it came to be:

    Back in September, Maureen Orth uncorked a beauty in Vanity Fair magazine. She wrote that in 2004, the Church of Scientology held "auditions" of young Scientologist actresses to find a new girlfriend for its biggest celebrity, Tom Cruise. One of those women was Iranian-American actress Nazanin Boniadi, who was then groomed to be the perfect mate for Tom. According to several ex-Scientologists Orth interviewed for her story, Boniadi lived with Cruise from November 2004 to January 2005 until he tired of her and had her sent away.

    Boniadi herself, however, didn't talk to Vanity Fair, and Orth was also unable to find any photographs showing Cruise and Boniadi together.

    But I was assured by the ex-Scientologists I know, and who are friends with Boniadi, that the story was true, and that Nazanin was deeply disillusioned about the church and about Tom Cruise.

    Then I got a tip from Marc Headley, one of the former church members interviewed for Orth's story. He said that several months ago, some ex-Scientologists had been goofing around and had recorded a rap song at the home studio of Tiziano Lugli, a former church member who is also a music producer. The song, Headley told me, ridiculed Scientology leader David Miscavige, the harsh life working for the church, and its celebrities.

    Among the ex-Scientologists who had helped sing on the rap song, he added, was Nazanin Boniadi.

    In November, I was in Los Angeles and was hanging out with a British television crew that is making an hour-long documentary about Scientology for Channel 4 that will air in March. I told them about the song, and they were anxious to see if we could get Lugli to play it for us. We met him at his Hollywood Hills home, and he took us into the studio.

    He confirmed what Headley had told me, that after Headley had come up with a bit of rhyme, they thought it would be funny to make an entire song. So when various ex-Scientologists came by to visit Tiziano, he asked them to come up with a few lines and then record them.

    Among the people who performed on it were Marty Rathbun and Mike Rinder, two formerly top-ranking executives in the church. Lugli sings on it, as does his wife, actress Jamie (Sorrentini) Lugli. And Lugli tells me he wrote the lines that we hear Nazanin Boniadi perform...

    "But we all know how it is
    This ain't no road to freedom
    It's a blind alley, like Kirstie Alley
    Travolta, and Cruise, but we ain't no fools"

    Lugli told me he had also written more lines for her that spoke directly to the way she'd been treated by Cruise. She said she'd rather sing another song that she'd written, a weepy ballad about her "faith" being betrayed by someone who was going to be visited by "demons."

    (Lugli played that song for us, but he would not allow us to film him doing it.)

    To finish his first draft of the rap song, Lugli himself raps the words he had written for Boniadi, and raises his voice artificially (which is obvious when you hear it)...

    "My name is Naz
    You might not know who I am
    But trust me, I'm sure DM
    Is now shitting his pants
    I was pimped out
    Treated like a prostitute
    I was used and abused
    You really thought I was a fool
    My integrity has got a price
    That your creeps can't buy
    I won't bend, I won't break,
    I will not hesitate to expose your plans
    To the entire nation
    Your population needs
    Some serious emancipation"

    Again, it's important to point out that Nazanin did not perform these lines herself.

    But she did contribute a few lines that name Scientology's three biggest celebrities, and not in a flattering light.

    Lugli played the rap song for us three separate times, in each instance with the British TV crew filming him. And I recorded this video on my flip cam.

    I confirmed the above account with Lugli and Rathbun. Lugli says the song is still a work in progress, and that "the plan is to sell it as a single, and use that money to give to people who are leaving the church and don't have anything."
     
  19. Freeminds

    Freeminds Bitter defrocked apostate

    Did anybody else hear that and think "OK, now I wanna go and organise a picket. We has a new song that the clams are gonna love."

    Hey, it's got Cruise, Travolta and that asthmatic midget in it. What's not to like? Apart from the beatings, I mean.
     
  20. Jquepublic

    Jquepublic Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: Gawker: Rinder, Rathbun, Boniadi and Lugli rap song; Tony Ortega; WWP

    Well, it was being played back on computer speakers and recorded on a stereo camcorder - causes a hollow, tinny sound.