Stolen baby pictures: “It was a regrettable mistake,” Harrysong pleads
By Rita Chioma,
Harrysong has reacted to allegations that he stole a picture of an adorable set of twins to announce the arrival of his new babies.
The Alterplate CEO welcomed a set of twins – a boy and a girl – with his Abuja-based lover on Saturday, in Beverly Hill, California.
But the photo of the babies which he shared on his Instagram page was traced to its original source – a nursing website in the United States that had absolutely nothing to do with the singer.
The development led to an outcry on social media with many users attacking the singer for his failed attempt to fool them that the images of the babies were his. They also accused him of intellectual theft.
Responding to the allegations in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the singer said the news broke while he and his entire team were on the set of a video shoot with Emarshall at Maryland, Lagos.
He said, “To set the record straight, the Instagram account, perez and tarela was set up by my baby mama who is very reserved and media shy, despite being a successful business woman.
She created the account with the sole aim of cataloguing the growth and development of her lovely twins.
However, the account which was meant to run privately and operated by one of her younger siblings who mistakenly posted internet photographs was blown open by me.
I was obviously overjoyed and reposted the first photos on my way from Port Harcourt. With every sense of humility, it was a huge and regrettable mistake.”