Singer Sean Tizzle opened up to The Nation about how the media once ruined the possibility of a romantic relationship between himself and DJ Cuppy.
According to him, he had a crush on her but the media blew it out of proportion and she didn’t take it lightly.
He also talked about bleaching rumours, his parents, endorsement deals and more.
See excerpts below.
On DJ Cuppy dating rumours: No, we were not dating. She’s just my friend and we are cool like that. People just took it wrong, although I like her for so many things.
On the possibility of a relationship: I told her before but she was in school then and she was trying to focus on her education. When the media put that out she didn’t take it too lightly and that kind of affected the relationship. But me I go go work that work to come tell her back say what’s up girl, can we do it again?
On bleaching rumours: The media just come out with a lot of unconfirmed reports. You don’t know me from anywhere and you just decide to criticize me. I never bleached my skin. Before the fame, I used to be this guy that likes editing pictures because I thought that it would make me look fresh which was the same mistake I made with the pictures I posted then. I posted a picture that I edited that same way as it was already a part of me to use filters on my pictures but unluckily for me it backfired and people assumed that I bleached my skin. Sebi na me you dey see so, I resemble person wey bleach? So now I just drop my pictures the way it is now, I don’t edit anymore.
On his journey into music: My late uncle who worked at the Ikeja High Court told me to come over for a job interview,which I did. On the day of interview, I wore my father’s suit and his shoe too which was obviously too big for me. I had to put tissue inside the shoe so it can size me. I did a written interview which I passed and then it was time for oral interview and it was my turn.The interviewer looked at me and asked me to sing for him instead of asking me to spell or do something from the book. I thought he was joking. So I sang my favourite R Kelly’s song, “You Saved Me” .The man was surprised. That was how I passed the interview and got the job. From that moment I said ‘this music thing, I’m going to give it all it takes.’