Tiwa Savage blackmailed over sex tape leak, refuses to pay

“Somebody’s Son” tries to do Tiwa Savage dutiful.

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

The Nigerian superstar explained that her partner accidentally posted a rather tacky video on Snapchat and quickly deleted it – but not before someone could record a copy of the clip. Her team then received the stalker’s video, along with demands for a cash payout for their silence.

“There’s a dark side to being in the spotlight,” Savage said, recounting the events that had transpired the day before. “I’m not going to call it a sex tape, but it’s a tape of me and the person I’m dating right now.”

Savage told Martinez that she wanted to control the story because she had no intention of paying her blackmailer. “I’ll pay it now and you’ll be back in two months, and then in two years,” the Universal Music Group signer said. “And who knows? Even if I send you the money, you’ll probably release it anyway.”

Savage, who appeared with Mr. Eazi in “Keys to the Kingdom” in Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift”, finally decided she didn’t want to gift her stalker any money. “I will not allow anyone to blackmail me for doing something natural,” she said. “That makes me even angrier, like, ‘No, you’re not going to do that to me. If you want to release it – I’m so crazy, I could release it myself. You’re not making any money on this. This is an intimate moment with someone I’m dating.’”

She continued, “We’re trying to stop them, so I’m just going to go ahead, make my story my own and admit it,” she 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 release it anyway, I’m sure. And for me it is, why now? Like, when the music is so good and I don’t want it to overshadow what I’m doing.”

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


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