Soul singer/actress Jill Scott became the latest victim of the ongoing Apple iCloud celebrity hacking scandal. After supposed semi-nude selfies of the Grammy winner were leaked, Scott took to Twitter Wednesday night to address her privacy rights and the nude photo scandal reports.
Although it is unclear whether the R&B singer was part of the larger leak, Scott had no problem admitting that one of the pictures circulating online is of her. She denied another of the photos. She tweeted, “I def took the 1st pic w/ a robe’; weight loss chronicle but the 2nd, sorry freaks, is not me. I wish I had that space between my thighs.
The iCloud scandal has violated the privacy of several stars by hacking into their accounts and leaking dozens of private, nude and personal photographs online. Actress Jennifer Lawrence, model/actress Kate Upton and her boyfriend, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander, were amongst those targeted. The FBI has launched an investigation, but Scott decided to go at those who targeted her directly.
In a series of powerful tweets, the soulful singer expressed her anger over the invasion of her privacy, while at the same time, embracing her beauty, her body and her success. She also went at those who posted negative comments about her figure and style.
She tweeted, “1) How quickly they forget (smh). I did noting wrong & nothing that was YOUR snake concern. My photo was hacked; my PRIVACY INVADED. 2) I will not be bowed. I have earned every inch of my life. What u see, you can not touch & if it’s not [heart symbol] & understanding – 3) You are not a part of my village therefore your attempt to harm me null. I’m not even delayed. Shame for spreading. Shame 4 adding.”
She went on to thank those who have showed support and those who defended her once she became a worldwide trending topic due to the negative comments that accompanied the photos. The scandal has led to an increased awareness of password security. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Thursday that the company will alert users via email and notify them when someone tries to change an account password, restore iCloud data to a new phone or log into an account for the first time.