Few days ago Toni Payne got bashed on twitter and even trended for daring to support Ice Prince who defended his girlfriend who was rumoured to have cheated on him. A lot of people tweeted at Ms. Payne saying they were not surprised that she is backing Ice Prince because she is the queen of cheat. A lot of unprintable names were used on her and just today, 22nd of January, her former partner, 9ice deemed it fit to address why Toni has been labelled a cheat.
Let me take you back to memory lane, 9ice released a controversial song shortly after breaking up with Toni Payne in 2010 titled 'Once Bitten, Twice Shy' and it made a lot of people believe the cheating lady in the song was his estrange wife, Toni Payne. Almost at the same time, 9ice and Ruggedman had a beef and Toni became close to Rugged and a lot of people assumed Toni must have cheated with him, hence the label ‘she is a cheat’. Anyway 9ice who now gets along with her so well despite his new marriage says Toni never cheated and he won't stop until the rumour is put to rest. The statement after the cut.
"It has come to my attention that some people were up to some mischief harassing Toni Payne regarding an evil rumor that was spread years ago. I would like to use this opportunity to state categorically that the song Once Bitten Twice shy was not and can never be about Toni Payne. I have NEVER accused her or told anybody that she cheated on me because she DID NOT. It did not happen and it was never an issue. Let me be very clear. Toni Payne NEVER cheated on me. Some marriages do not work for different reasons" says 9ice in the statement.
"Unfortunately I released my album at a very delicate time in our relationship and a song from the album was taken the wrong way and things were blown out of proportion due to my silence.
"I have apologized to her in person and she has accepted my apology. I have moved on to a fresh start and she has moved on too. I would appreciate if the general public do the same. "I would appreciate if people refrain from insulting her for something she is not guilty of" he further said.
In the statement 9ice strongly states that the controversial track is not about his ex-wife.
"Once again, the song Once Bitten Twice Shy was NEVER about TONI PAYNE. It was just a song. I wish I had come out sooner but I cannot change the past, I can only try and make amends for the future.
"It is a new dawn for us all and I hope this closes the topic permanently. If it does not, maybe it is best I release a song clarifying this issue for the 100th time because what started all this was a song and all my effort to clear that air via interviews have been futile. I assure you, I will stop at nothing to make sure this evil rumor is put to sleep once and for all. Again It was never my intention to cause her pain. My apologies to everyone who was affected. God Bless!"