Lila Iké Says She’s “Into Women” After Blackmail Threat

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Reggae sensation Lila Iké Says She’s “Into Women” After a Blackmail Threat. She said “I am Lila Ike I am into women and I’ve been making reggae music,” the Solitude singer wrote in a series of cryptic tweets yesterday, to preempt what she suggested was a threat to “expose” her sexuality.

Iké also revealed that she’s been molested and raped.  Stating, “Men have done nothing but break me, my mom and my grandmother,” she wrote in another tweet.

The cryptic tweets and an Instagram Live that followed have raised concerns among fans about the artist’s safety.  “They have been trying to kill me day 1. Reggae music will never die even if a girl who loves a woman is singing it,” she wrote on Instagram.

Seemingly frustrated and clad in a hoodie, Lila appeared in a video reiterating what she had said before

So far, there’s been no official statement from Iké’s management, but many fans and some of her fellow entertainers have offered their support including producer ZJ Sparks, who confirmed that the singer was safe.

Blvk H3ro offered a word of caution tweeting, “nobody doesn’t even know fully wats up so before you speculate and fuel hysteria wait until we get more information in regards to Lila”.

Born Alecia Grey, the Manchester native signed with Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation label in 2017.  Her popular songs include Biggest Fan (2017),  Second Chance (2018), Where I’m Coming From (2019), Solitude (2020) and I Spy (2020).

Her debut EP The ExPerience was released by In.Digg.Nation in partnership with RCA Records/Six Course in 2020.

In August, Iké released Batty Rider Shorts, which called for the protection of children against sexual predators.

Lila was recently nominated for Best Reggae Act at the Mobo Awards this year.