AceShowbiz - Tems just got things off her chest amid criticism over her recent magazine cover. Upon learning that fans were not impressed by her "risque" Dazed magazine photo shoot, the "Free Mind" singer took to social media to offer her clapback.
In the main picture, the 27-year-old could be seen showing off her stomach in a two-piece set. Other photos, meanwhile, display the Nigerian native rocking a leather midi dress as well as a cobalt blue coat. She also wore cutout tights in various colors.
Having received negative feedback over the photo shoot, Tems wrote on Twitter, "I don't know who needs to hear this but I am not your Christian saviour. I didn't come here to uphold your beliefs about God. I will not fit into this box you try to put me in." She added, "I won't satisfy you in that area please find the person that will. Or ask yourself why you care."
Someone then replied, "Weren't you the one that said you were a church girl? Now you're acting shocked because people choose to hold you by the standard you set for yourself." The user continued, "You initially wanted to form 'from the industry but not of the industry' until you realized that s**t almost never sells."
"It's not about being a saviour but about the modesty and sanity you put out there. The pollution is already suffocating us, don't add to it," another user chimed in. "Many young ladies see you as a role model. They will always see whatever you do as being valid [compared] to the moralities [from] their parents."
Tems, however, continued to defend herself. She wrote in another tweet, "I don't brag because I'm not playing the same game. I don't need to brag, I am who I am whether you know it or not. It is the house that is built on the solid rock that will withstand the storm. I'm trying to impress myself, not you." In the final post, she stressed, "I just a baby!! I'm gonna show off. You don't like it? F**k you from the bottom of my heart."