A sex tape threatens to derail Tiwa Savage's career, she says.
Tiwa Savage, a Grammy-nominated Nigerian singer-songwriter, claims she's being blackmailed over private video she shot with her current fling.
While speaking with New York radio station Power 105.1, the Afrobeats diva stated she is refusing to pay a blackmailer who threatens to broadcast the footage.
This is a video between me and the person I am currently dating," she informed the show's host Angie Martinez.
Savage claims the footage was obtained by the unidentified blackmailer after her lover unintentionally shared it on Snapchat.
Despite the fact that he removed it as soon as he realized his mistake, a third party had already discovered it, according to her.
When her road manager, who had been sent the tape, informed Savage of the leak on Thursday, she broke down and sobbed.
When Martinez confronted her about the blackmail, she informed him she would not cave in to his demands and warned him that even if she did, they might still leak the tape.
Her response was, "I'm not going to have anybody blackmail me for doing something that's natural. ".
Savage explained that she was going public with the blackmail story so she could be in charge of the narrative. There's no money in it for you."
Aside from claiming that her boyfriend was 'going crazy' because of the leak, she also voiced concern for the impact the information could have both now and in the future on her job and her six-year-old son.
She went on to say, "I don't want this to overshadow what I have happening."
For more information, CNN has gotten in touch with Savage's team.
A backup singer for musicians like Mary J. Blige and George Michael before becoming a solo star, the 41-year-old London-born musician rose to popularity on the UK's "The X Factor" in 2006.
She was named the best African act at the 2018 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Savage is a Universal Music Group artist whose singles include "Kele Kele" and "Eminado.".
"Water and Garri" is her most recent album, and she's now marketing it in the United States.