A month ago, Sanjaya Malakar was the most popular horrible singer in the nation. It looks like before long he'll have nothing, but a pot smoking mom!
Most American Idol finalists receive some sort of fan fare when they return home, generally in the form of a pep rally and key to the city; but that's not the case for Sanjaya. According to the New York Post, Malakar's hometown of Federal Way, Washington could really care less about the American Idol loser.
"Federal Way has more important things to deal with, and unless a council member tried to push through a proclamation, then that 'Idol' wannabe should not expect a similar honor," town manager Neal Beets told a local TV station just before Malakar, 17, was voted off "Idol."
Suggestions for a Sanjaya day "came from people on the East Coast," says a city hall source.
Mayor Mike Park told reporters that the city has never honored anyone with a special day in its 17-year history and is questioning Sanjaya's connection to the town in the first place.
Malakar's family has lived in the Seattle area most of his life, but has also lived in Hawaii and California. He attended area schools but dropped out of high school in Federal Way his sophomore year - after passing his GED exam - to pursue a career in music.
In addition to the fact that his appeal seems to be gone, Sanjaya's mom can't seem to stay away from the wacky weed.
TMZ.blog published the picture you see here on Wednesday. The photo which obviously belongs to the National Enquirer, shows Mom-jaya (aka Jillian Blyth) passing a bong and a lighter at a Hollywood party in March (while Sanjaya was on American Idol).
In February 2005 cops busted Blyth with 310 marijuana plants and growing lights.
So this could very well explain why the kid is so freakin' strange!