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‘GORILLA Glue’ girl Tessica Brown has unleashed a copycat fake as a rapper admits he pretended to stick a Solo cup to his face for publicity.

Desperate wannabe ‘Gorilla Glue man’ Len Martin, 37, said he staged a hospital stunt after being envious of Brown’s sticky escapade going viral.

It turns out this pic was staged - Len Martin's girl took the shot in hospital - where he was actually being treated for a sprained elbow, not his face

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It turns out this pic was staged – Len Martin’s girl took the shot in hospital – where he was actually being treated for a sprained elbow, not his faceCredit: Facebook
He even filmed himself apparently putting the adhesive around the red Solo cup

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He even filmed himself apparently putting the adhesive around the red Solo cupCredit: Facebook
TikToker Tessica Brown was dubbed Gorilla Glue Girl after getting adhesive stuck in her hair for a month
TikToker Tessica Brown was dubbed Gorilla Glue Girl after getting adhesive stuck in her hair for a month
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Brown, 40, broke the internet when she used the strong adhesive to style her hair after running out of hairspray in Louisiana.

The disastrous – and painful – experiment resulted in a trip to the hospital and a four-hour-long procedure to remove the glue.

Noticing the worldwide headlines, and how media users were left in awe of Brown’s viral TikTok video showing her DIY hairdo horror, Martin thought he’d grab some similar publicity.

The Belle Rose, Louisiana, man staged a video of himself gluing a red Solo cup to his upper lip, claiming that he was going to prove Brown was a liar and that he’d be able to lick the glue off.

Louisiana prankster Len Martin wanted to copy Tessica Brown to also get publicity around the globe

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Louisiana prankster Len Martin wanted to copy Tessica Brown to also get publicity around the globeCredit: Facebook
The out-of-work, budding rapper pretended to stick the cup on his face to prove that Tessica Brown's story wasn't right

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The out-of-work, budding rapper pretended to stick the cup on his face to prove that Tessica Brown’s story wasn’t rightCredit: Facebook
The situation wasn't as dire as Len Martin made out

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The situation wasn’t as dire as Len Martin made outCredit: SWNS

The out-of-work musician managed to convince the world, including international media outlets, that he had also fallen victim to the popular adhesive and wound up in hospital like Brown.

“It was to prevent others from making the same mistake as Tessica but also to help raise awareness of my situation,” Martin said.

“I come from a low-income neighborhood and I think others would do the same if they were in my shoes.

“I obviously knew her story was real.

“But I come from a poor family and I saw this as an opportunity to raise awareness of my story and how much money ‘clout’ can really bring.

“So I faked it all.”

Tessica Brown had to be operated on after suffering pain
Tessica Brown had to be operated on after suffering pain
A pic of Tessica before she had to chop off her ponytail after superglue remover and acetone failed to flush the sticky adhesive out of her hair
A pic of Tessica before she had to chop off her ponytail after superglue remover and acetone failed to flush the sticky adhesive out of her hair
She's getting a custom wig made courtesy of comedian Loni Love after the traumatic experience
She’s getting a custom wig made courtesy of comedian Loni Love after the traumatic experience

He managed to dupe media outlets with his sham video, which purportedly showed him smearing the ultra-strong adhesive around the rim of the red cup, and then placing it straight on to his face, around his mouth.

As part of his ruse, Martin posted at the time: “I thought that chick with the Gorilla Glue was making that story up. But no, it’s real. I don’t know why I tried it.”

And he pretended that he was facing an operation, adding: “Now they talking bout cutting the tip of my lips off in surgery…yall pray for me [sic].”

He even shared a photo of himself with the red Solo Cup ‘stuck’ to his face while in hospital.

But even the ward shot was a set-up, with Martin now admitting: “I did actually go to the ER but it was because I have an arm injury.

“The photo with the cup was a staged picture I had my daughter take.

“It was all fake.”

He had gone to hospital for orthopedic treatment on his sprained elbow in Baton Rouge.

Martin also explained today: “If you watch the video closely, I only put a tiny bit of glue on the cup and I turned it the other way so it didn’t actually touch my lips.”

Len Martin, 37, admitted that he staged the stunt in Louisiana

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Len Martin, 37, admitted that he staged the stunt in LouisianaCredit: SWNS
Practice makes perfect - but Len Martin didn't actually come a cropper, like Tessica

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Practice makes perfect – but Len Martin didn’t actually come a cropper, like TessicaCredit: SWNS
Martin, from Belle Rose, Louisiana, saw this as an opportunity to gain publicity for himself as well

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Martin, from Belle Rose, Louisiana, saw this as an opportunity to gain publicity for himself as wellCredit: SWNS

He added: “My father is sick with a bone disease, I have a family, and I don’t have much money.

“I saw this as a chance to change everything for myself, to bring awareness to my music and hopefully make money to support my family.”

Martin lost his job as a carpenter in industrial plants due to Covid and is now fighting to launch a career in rap.

He has decided to come clean about the stunt to explain his situation.

Brown this week threatened to sue a blogger who alleged she faked her hair ordeal to rake in cash.

Her lawyer has sent a cease and desist letter to the person.

Attorney Jeffrey Klein insisted that the account was defaming Brown, saying the comments “are being made with the sole intention of causing loss and damage to Tessica personally and professionally.”

Brown was dubbed “Gorilla Glue girl” after she underwent surgery to remove the adhesive from her scalp last Thursday.

Now, she’s getting a custom wig made courtesy of comedian Loni Love.

The mother-of-five from Louisiana said her at-home remedies were ineffective in removing the glue and that she had experienced “extreme” headaches for a month. 

Dr Obeng warned the incident was not a joke and said Tessica is very lucky

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Dr Obeng warned the incident was not a joke and said Tessica is very luckyCredit: Mega Agency
She was visibly emotional when she felt her hair for the first time after the operation

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She was visibly emotional when she felt her hair for the first time after the operationCredit: Mega Agency
She went to hospital but said the acetone they applied left the glue virtually untouched
She went to hospital but said the acetone they applied left the glue virtually untouched
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