As of late, XXL’s name has been used to promote hip-hop showcases, Eye Candy casting calls and assorted events that XXL is not affiliated with and does not support.

XXL wants readers to be aware of this issue because we have many upcoming events that we want everyone to participate in—without worrying about its validity.

If you have any questions or concerns or want to verify if an event is legitimately sponsored by XXL, please call and leave a message at (212) 462-9640 and your call will be returned. If you think you may have fallen victim to one of these scams, please call the number above so we can investigate the situation. In the message, be sure to include your contact information.

Please remember, XXL will never ask you for money and if for any reason you hear or read about something that you’re not so sure about don’t hesitate to call us to verify it.—Brooklyne Gipson