Teyana Taylor is putting the rumors to rest.
The R&B singer has shut down a viral TikTok video alleging that she was hospitalized for a drug overdose and that her husband Iman Shumpert was unfaithful.
Last week, TikTok user @klatschhh claimed that an unnamed singer with a “TV show and two daughters” had a “mental breakdown” after her husband–who competed on “Dancing with the Stars”–allegedly cheated on her. The account, which reenacts “unconfirmed stories and parodies,” went on to claim that she was “acting erratic” and abusing drugs.
The anonymous tipster, who allegedly worked as an assistant to the singer, says she walked in and found the woman laying on the floor “from too much candy.” While the singer announced that she was hospitalized because of exhaustion, the report suggests otherwise.
There was speculation that the video was referencing Teyana and Iman, especially since photos of the couple’s actual home were used. In November, Teyana was rushed to the emergency room and forced to cancel her Connecticut show due to exhaustion.
“My team & I tried everything down to the very last second to get me out on that stage, but my body simply just gave out, which actually started a few days ago,” Teyana said at the time. “SHUT DOWN, my body actually low key betrayed me cause ah bitch was tryna get on that stage.”
After the video went viral, Teyana responded to the rumors. In an Instagram caption on her original post, she called the accusations “cap” and threatened to take legal action against those who spread the false claims.
“The person who sent in this CAP ass TikTok story is a fool, the person who ‘re-enacted’ this CAP ass story is a fool (she better have her court coin ready) but the people who believed the CAP ass story are the biggest fools smh,” she wrote. “Y’all allow a YT girl to pull some shit like this during Black History Month???”
Teyana said that not even her husband could convince her to do drugs. “NOBODY AND I MEAN ABSOLUTELY NOBODY CAN MAKE PETUNIA OVERDOSE ON A DAMN THING,” she added. “I’d kill @imanshumpert fine ass, put him in a nice suit and bury him my damn self before I EVER let him or ANYBODY to push me to do drugs or take myself out.”
She slammed the “clout chasers” for “preying on black positive families that are thriving.” Added Teyana, “Ppl are dying, police are still killing our brothers, our brothers are still killing our brothers, Black women are still the most disrespected & unprotected women in the world.”
She continued to shut down the malicious lies while defending her family. “Y’all know I stay out the way and mind my business. But I will ABSOLUTELY defend myself and take out the TIME to address a rumor like this,” she commented on The Shade Room.
“Attaching my personal home & likeness in the background of a video that is spreading FALSE & dangerous rumors about my family & I is damn near like saying our names LOUD & CLEAR. So wether I address it or not it’s damned if you do damned if you dont so f**k it but don’t ever play with my family.”