Sexually ambiguous singer Mika has big bucks now, but the gossip-mongers over at Popbitch have blown the lid off of Mika’s penny-pinching days:
[Mika] confessed that when he was recording his debut album in Miami a couple of years back he was too short of cash to splash out on many CDs but really wanted to listen to loads of new music for inspiration. So he chose a record store in Orange Grove, and used to walk around picking up discount stickers from old albums – like $2 and $4 – and stick them on his arm. Then quietly put them on the albums he wanted.
What a clever little scheme, except for the confession. If were the store’s owners, we’d be sending homeboy a bill.