Nigerian singer, songwriter and Tiwa Savage said she’s being blackmailed by someone who has obtained an intimate video of her and her partner. She revealed this information during an interview with Angie Martinez on Power 105.1 Thursday, October 7th.
In the interview, Savage said she learned the video had leaked earlier this week when her team received a copy of the video with a demand for money (she starts discussing it at the 10:40 mark).
Savage said she wasn’t going to “call it a s*x tape, but it is a tape of me and the person I’m dating right now.” She said her partner had filmed the short video on Snapchat “and he posted it by accident, quickly, and then he deleted. But someone caught it before he deleted it.”
“We’re trying to stall them, so I’m just going to get ahead of it, own my narrative and own up to it,” Savage said. “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.”
In the interview, Savage was open about the anxieties she’s been grappling with, from the embarrassment and stress of the situation, to how to tell her son and mother about the tape, to bracing herself for a potentially endless churn of memes. But she also refused to cede any ground to her would-be-extorter.
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