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Tiwa Savage blackmailed over sex tape, refuses to pay


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“Somebody’s Son” is attempting to do Tiwa Savage dutty.

The 41-year-old Afrobeats singer revealed in an interview with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 Thursday that she is the sufferer of a wannabe blackmailer.

The Nigerian celebrity defined that her companion had by chance posted a fairly salacious video on Snapchat and shortly deleted it — however not earlier than somebody was in a position to file a replica of the snippet. Her crew then acquired the video from the stalker together with calls for of a money payout for his or her silence.

“There is a dark side to being in the limelight,” Savage stated as she recounted the occasions that had transpired simply the day earlier than. “I’m not going to call it a sex tape, but it is a tape of me and the person I’m dating right now.”

Savage instructed Martinez that she needed to management the narrative as a result of she had no intentions of paying her blackmailer. “I pay it now and two months down the line you’re going to come back again, and then in two years,” the Universal Music Group signee acknowledged. “And who knows? Even if I do send you the money, you’ll probably release it anyway.”

Savage, who was featured on “Keys to the Kingdom” with Mr Eazi on Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift,” finally determined she was not keen to reward her stalker with any money. “I’m not going to allow anyone to blackmail me for doing something that is natural,” she stated. “That’s what’s making me even angrier, like, ‘No you’re not going to do that to me. If you want to put it out — I’m that crazy, I could put it out myself. You’re not making any money from this. This is an intimate moment with someone I’m dating.’”

She continued: “We’re trying to stall them, so I’m just going to get ahead of it, own my narrative and own up to it,” she stated. “Because I’m not ashamed of it. This is someone I’m dating, I’m not cheating, he’s not cheating, we’re grown … You’re going to put it out regardless, I’m sure. And for me, it’s like, why now? Like, when the music is so good and I don’t want this to overshadow what I have going on.”

Savage’s first album to be distributed by an American label, “Celia,” launched on Aug. 28, 2020, is her fourth full-length album.

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