Seyi Shay was faced with the question following an Instagram post of hers which further raised suspicion that there is an ongoing cold war between her and Tiwa Savage.
In a recent interview with Saturday Punch, the singer explained her Instagram post which she captioned, “I compete with NO ONE. You heard me girl, YES YOU.
Good evening. #carryon,”saying it was not meant for anyone in particular.
Asked if she had a beef with Tiwa Savage, or if the post was intended for her, Seyi Shay said:
“Please I would love it if you call her now and ask her this same question if there is any beef between Tiwa Savage and Seyi Shay.”
“There is a quote that says that a competitive mind is not a creative mind and it is something I believe in.
Girls compete against one another a lot and it is too much. Everybody competes but I think females do it a lot for no reason at all.
If you are too busy competing, you will not have time to be creative. The post on Instagram was not directed to anybody, I was just minding my business but people took it the wrong way.
I am aware that some people thought I was directing it at Tiwa Savage but I was not. After I had posted it, I told myself that I hope people would not think it was directed at anybody but I didn’t care that much; so I just left it.
“I read what she said about me but to be honest, when I post comments online, I am very sarcastic. People should be very careful when they listen to me speak and give answers because you will never know if I am serious or not.
I play with Nigerians so much and that is because I think they are so gullible and I think it is funny.
I did not feel any way about the comment she made about me. They ignore me, I ignore them,” she said.
Prior to the Instagram post above, Seyi Shay had once said, during an interview aired on Channels TV, that she does not know Tiwa personally.
A statement which Tiwa Savage apparently reciprocated when she granted a radio interview recently, and was asked what she thought about Seyi Shay being a Pepsi brand ambassador.
She said during the interview; “See I knew you were going to drop this in anyway, everybody has heard! What?
Am I happy for Davido? Of course.
I love him. He’s absolutely fantastic,”a response which has been widely interpreted as Tiwa’s implied indifference to Seyi Shay’s presence in the industry as a competitor.