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I am intentionally controversial, Gifty says

After  releasing her nudes and the negative fallout that ensued, former Big Brother Naija housemate, Gifty has revealed that she intentionally courts controversy

Speaking to the Scoop, she said: “I created controversy. I turn it on and off whenever I please. As a public figure, one eventually gets used to people saying all sorts. I am totally at peace. I love all my fans and that’s what counts. For the naysayers, thanks for hating me; keep the job hot. I play my roles. Besides, no one is good on this planet. If they see me as a bad girl, then I am the worst girl.”

She also said she thought the reaction was over the top and hypocritical, insisting it was all part of show business.

“It’s normal for celebrities to attract both lovers and haters. If an artistic image of me attracts more views and for that reason, some folks are hating on it, then let them have all the fun hating. They should continue if it feeds them in some way. In my professional opinion, the artistic image of me was merely suggestive and not provocative; there is nothing indecent about it. It’s art in an idealistic form. I could even decide to sell the picture.”

Gifty was part of Big Brother Naija first season.

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