On Valentine’s 2014, I received a call from my employer that changed my entire life.
I was being accused of having HIV and spreading it on purpose! I was all over social media, with pictures and everything. Mind you, I was married at the time. I had become famous overnight for lies and shame, I just wanted to die! It was a simple case of cyber-bullying gone too far. But everyone who knew and loved me showed me support, they showed me how much they cared.
I decided to address the rumours and stood up to cyber-bullying. I had a HIV test done on camera to show them that I didn't have it so everyone would know it wasn't true. It was the most traumatic experience I have ever gone through, and it really changed my life, specifically in two main ways:
First, it pushed me into the entertainment industry, which came with its own highs and lows. Money, fame, parties, fake friends, drugs, con-men…. Everything in the entertainment world moved three times faster, both positive and negative. In the end, it just makes you a stronger individual.
The second way is that my husband and I split not so long after because our lives changed so drastically. I was a sales consultant and business student with a major in accounting… next thing I am famous and getting interviews, hosting parties, in the papers… the relationship just couldn’t take it.
I have a love-hate relationship with my new life. I love the hype, the love that I get, the favours people do for you just because it’s you… all those things are great. But the lack of privacy, the bloggers, the pressure that comes with being an icon, fake people in the industry… I’ve even developed trust issues. I actually wrote about how I feel about all this in my song, "I hate".