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Roxanne Shanté is an American hip hop vocalist, best known for her hit "Roxanne's Revenge". Her career began unusually, as she ran into three men talking about U.T.F.O.[?], who had recently cancelled their performance at a show they were performing. Shante offered to record an answer to U.T.F.O.'s recent hit, "Roxanne, Roxanne", which was about a woman who would not notice them. The men agreed and the result was "Roxanne's Revenge", a confrontational and profane song that made her a star within the hip hop community.

Aside from "Roxanne's Revenge", her career has not been entirely successful. In 1986 (see 1986 in music), she and Rick James[?] had a hit with "Loosey's Rap". She also took part in a series of Sprite commercials in the late 1990s.

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