Nigerian sensational hitmaker and afrobeats star Tiwa Savage lastly communicate, says she’s being blackmailed by an unknown one who is in place or slightly has obtained an intimate video of her and her companion.
[interview] Tiwa Savage additional revealed the information throughout an interview with Angie Martinez on Energy 105.1 Thursday, October seventh.
Within the interview, Savage mentioned she realized the video had leaked earlier this week when her crew acquired a duplicate of the video with a requirement for cash (she begins discussing it on the 10:40 mark).
Savage mentioned she wasn’t going to “name it an intercourse tape, however, it’s a tape of me and the individual I’m courting properly now.” She mentioned her companion had filmed the quick video on Snapchat “and he posted it by chance, rapidly, after which he deleted it. However, somebody caught it earlier than he deleted it.”
Savage, nonetheless, was adamant that she wouldn’t pay the individual, saying, “I pay it now and two months down the road you’re going to return again once more, after which in two years. And who is aware of it? Even when I do ship you the cash, you’ll in all probability launch it anyway. I’m not going to permit anybody to blackmail me for doing one thing that’s pure.”
She added: “That’s what’s making me even angrier, like, ‘No you’re not going to try this to me.’ If you wish to put it out — I’m that loopy, I might put it out myself. You’re not making any cash from this. That is an intimate second with somebody I’m courting.”
Within the interview, Savage was open in regards to the anxieties she’s been grappling with, from the embarrassment and stress of the scenario to find out how to inform her son and mom in regards to the tape, to bracing herself for a doubtlessly countless churn of memes. However, she additionally refused to cede any floor to her would-be-extorter.
“We’re attempting to stall them, so I’m simply going to get forward of it, personal my narrative, and come clean with it,” Savage mentioned. “As a result, I’m not ashamed of it. That is somebody I’m courting, I’m not dishonest, he’s not dishonest, we’re grown… You’re going to place it out regardless, I’m positive. And for me, it’s like, why now? Like, when the music is so good and I don’t need this to overshadow what I’ve occurred.”
Again in August, Savage launched a brand new five-track EP, Water, and Garri, which options collaborations with Nas, Wealthy King, Brandy, Amaarae, Tay Ivar. The undertaking follows her 2020 studio album, Celia.