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Toni Payne Never Cheated On Me, Please Let Her Be- 9ice warns critics

Source: Mary Jane Eze/Nigeriafilms.com
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For a while now, Toni Payne, who is 9ice ex-wife has been in the news lately for one controversial reason or the other.

The latest was when she supported Ice Prince for standing by his alleged cheating girlfriend. Ms Payne had publicly applauded the rapper for standing by his girl and shunned the public to let the lovers be. But apparently, that didn't go down well with some Cyber bullies who dug up the old issues and claims that while Toni was still married to 9ice that she cheated on him severally with Ruggedman.

In new statement issued by 9ICE regarding Toni Payne and his song 'Once Bitten Twice Shy' which was released after their separation, the singer begged fans to desist from verbally attacking his ex-wife for crimes she never committed.

"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.

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," he said.
The indigenous singer who now wishes to be known as 'The Ancestor' also hinted that he has on countless occasions apologized to his ex over the release of the song at the wrong time.

"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. 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."

Continuing, he admitted that they have both moved on with their separate lives and living it at large.

"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!?"