Davido on Sunday apologised to a female lawyer, T.Lolo, and all women after body shaming her in his response to her shade over his political involvement.
The apology, which was posted on Instagram, was not only directed to Lolo, the woman who told the singer that he was selling his soul by campaigning for the Peoples Democratic Party‘s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, but to women all over the world.
Davido, whose real name is David Adeleke, admits stress as one of the reasons for his body shaming comments.
“On this side, all you ever get is, ‘You are a celeb you should have a thicks.’I know that and believe me I got a thick skin. I get hate daily. I ignore hate daily.
“But I’m human too and sometimes even as celebs we get mad too and we react and even overreact. This one did hit me differently and I lashed out. And for my reaction yesterday, I apologise. I should have handled it differently,” he wrote.
In a social media video she recorded following Davido’s hounding of her, Lolo asked, “There are so many young boys that follow David… young girls that follow David.
“There are two little girls that he has brought into this world. All of these people are aiming for some kind of influence.
“And I think it is a bad example. What does my body have to do with anything?”
The pop star knew he should have acted better and he acknowledged this in the IG post.
“As you know I am a father of 2 beautiful girls, a brother to 2 beautiful ladies, a boyfriend to one beautiful lady and son to the most beautiful woman to ever live. I have them amongst millions of people all over the world watching me and owe them the very best at all times.
“For my reaction and things said in response, I apologise. I let my anger get the better of me and it was wrong. Everyone that knows me knows of my love and respect for women but also the impulsive nature that makes me who I am.”
See Tweets below:
NAH MAN I BE !! AND THERE’s NOTHING WRONG IN SAYING I AM SORRY pic.twitter.com/SJDpTbbven
— Davido (@iam_Davido) February 17, 2019