Tiwa Savage has no plans to offer in to her blackmailer, who’s allegedly threatening to leak some intimate footage she filmed along with her present boyfriend.
The award-winning Nigerian singer-songwriter, 41, appeared Friday on the radio station Energy 105.1 in New York, the place she made it clear that she will not be paying her blackmailer for doing one thing “pure.”
“I’m not going to name it a intercourse tape, but it surely’s a tape between me and the particular person I’m courting proper now,” the Afrobeats star advised host Angie Martinez, as per CNN. “I am not going to have someone blackmail [me] for doing one thing that’s pure.”
In accordance with the singer, the unnamed blackmailer obtained the footage after her boyfriend by chance shared it on Snapchat. He rapidly deleted it after realizing his mistake, however not earlier than a 3rd celebration was in a position to get a replica of it.
Savage revealed that she cried when she was advised concerning the video leak Thursday by her street supervisor, who was despatched the footage.
The singer mentioned she determined to go public concerning the blackmail so she may management the narrative, telling Martinez, “I am that loopy I may put it out myself … You are not making any cash off of this.”
The artist believes that the intercourse tape blackmail is one in all the disadvantages of fame, saying, “There’s a darkish aspect to being within the limelight.”
She additionally defined why she refuses to offer in to the calls for of her blackmailer.
“I pay it now, and two months down the road, you’re going to come back again once more, after which in two years,” she added, as quoted by New York Put up. “And who is aware of? Even when I do ship you the cash, you’ll in all probability launch it anyway.”
In accordance with Savage, her accomplice was “going loopy” concerning the leak. She was additionally anxious that it could have an effect on her profession negatively and involved concerning the potential damaging impact it may have on her 6-year-old son when he’s older.
“I do not need this to overshadow what I’ve happening,” she mentioned.
The Nigerian famous person appeared on “The X Issue” within the U.Okay. in 2006. She served as a backup singer for plenty of artists, together with Mary J. Blige and George Michael, earlier than making a reputation as a solo artist. She additionally received the MTV Europe Music Award for greatest African act in 2018.
Her hits embody “Kele Kele” and “Eminado.” She is at present selling her newest album, “Water and Garri.”