Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Teairra Mari is the latest celeb to have their privacy invaded. This week (May 9), a video (and photos) showing the singer giving fellatio surfaced online, resulting in jokes and unflattering publicity at Mari’s expense.
“Revenge P**n is a crime in California and I will be in pursuit of justice,” the “Sponsor” artist wrote in a statement.
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The video, which was posted onto Mari’s own social media, cased quite the stir. Even 50 Cent chimed in, questioning, “Damn baby, this reality TV s**t going so far, what you doing this for?”
The leak was said to be the actions of Mari’s ex-boyfriend, Abdul Akbar-Ahad, a former NCAA collegiate ball player. He continues to deny the allegations against him, but Mari seems admit of his guilt. Shortly after the leak, the star took to Instagram to tell fans and followers that her “social media was compromised by someone who I felt was deserving of my love and trust.”
“That person proved to be untrustworthy and posted footage of what in the moment was private and sacred,” she continued. “Moving forward, I recognize the need to be more cautious and discerning.”
The former Roc-A-Fella artist’s recognition surely came after tons of support from her inner circle. Within hours after the video began making its rounds throughout the internet, a source close to Mari revealed the singer was “devastated.”
“She shouldn’t feel ashamed, but she does,” the insider went on. “It’s such a violating feeling. Lots of people are supporting her and telling her to stay strong and that it’s not her fault buy there are way more people taking this chance to attack her and kick her while she’s down.”