When Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran had their social media relationship breakdown, they were not the only ones who were affected by the backlash of social media users.
Toni Payne, TV host, lifestyle writer and ex-wife to Nigerian artist 9ice was also attacked by her followers when she added her opinion to the discussion.
A number of her followers made reference to the fact that there was once a rumour that she had cheated on her husband with another man in the music industry, Ruggedman.
Toni Payne immediately shut the rumours down by tweeting that she never cheated on 9ice with Ruggedman.
This morning, she again used social media –her Instagram account – to set the records straight. She posted a picture of herself and captioned:
‘The other day I lost my cool when I shud av ignored cos I let people who do not matter get to me. It got me trending in a way I did not like and that for me I can’t ignore. Till today, I get an unreasonable amount of hate for something I did not do. I ignore most times but this time I reacted. I’ve been thru a lot so sometimes I find them hard to ignore, maybe because Iv addressed it to the point that it feels like it will never go away. Iv been called every name in the book, bitch, attn seeker, etc simply because I loved the wrong person but still I held my head high choosing to carry on.
I do my best to stay true to who I am and be a good person. Tho sum may deem it weakness, I’m a free spirit and av no problem baring my soul so yes I’ll admit, even though I’m strong, it sometimes gets to me. Not because their opinions matter but because I even have to deal with it in the first place and most of the time it feels surreal. I understand that not everyone will like me, so they will use anything they can against me. I probably wouldn’t care if it was something I actually did.
Then I’ll accept that It is what it is. I wish I could explain the feeling of being wrongly accused in that magnitude. It’s like a million welts digging deep at your soul, and no one seems to understand you. To some it’s funny, to some it’s a headline, to me, it’s reassurance I have to give my son that a nasty rumor was badly mismanaged. It’s the explaining I will be doing in the years to come.
It’s irritating when it keeps popping up and I have to turn the other cheek but I’m learning each day to always keep my cool. I’m happy and content but also human. Excuse me if I react sometimes to stupidity thrown in my direction.. God gave me a fresh start and for that I should be grateful.. Apologies if I disappointed anyone by clapping back…..I promise next time to try harder to ignore and hopefully this will be the last of it… Xoxo #Osha’
This morning, a new account popped up on Instagram called ‘Mamapikinn’ and the person says she is a friend of Toni Payne and she told the whole story of Toni Payne’s marriage with 9ice.