During this time, Chingy worked with several prominent artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Janet Jackson, and Nate Dogg.
That's some f***ed up sh** to do, so f*** them," Chingy says.
Originally the protégé of Ludacris on his Disturbing Tha Peace label, Chingy began to develop an expansive fanbase in the early 2000's, following his gig as the opening act for Nelly.
Upon the release of his 2003 single, "Right Thurr," which received ubiquitous radio play, the St.
Louis rapper enjoyed intense popularity, aided and abetted by television and film roles, and saw two of his records (Jackpot and Powerballin') gain the elusive platinum status.
Guest appearances included Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Murphy Lee, I-20, Raindrop, Tity Boi of Playaz Circle, Trina, and Jermaine Dupri. Chingy released his second album, Powerballin', on November 16, 2004 through Slot-A-Lot Records and Capitol Records.
Fueled by "Right Thurr", Jackpot produced the hit "One Call Away" featuring J-Weav and "Holidae In" featuring Snoop Dogg and Ludacris. The album peaked at #10 on the charts and featured the hit single "Balla Baby." The album featured guest appearances from artists R.Ludacris and his manager, Chaka Zulu, were quick to sign Chingy to their fledgling Disturbing Tha Peace label.The up-tempo Southern hip hop track "Right Thurr" gained popularity, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.However, Chingy harbors no ill will in his heart, and believes that karma will come to find Sydney Starr one day. A transgender rapper -- who goes by the name of Foxxjazell -- recently called into Street Disciplez Radio, alleging that St. "I just wanted to address that and let everybody know -- that probably seen that bullsh** -- that it's some straight bullsh**.Chingy spoke with Vlad TV about the past false accusations set against him, alleging that he had once engaged in a relationship with known transsexual Sydney Starr.