Temilade Openiyi, better known by her stage name Tems, has issued a strong warning to anyone attempting to impose their religious beliefs on her or have a say in how she chooses to dress or act, or her style of music. This comes after internet trolls quickly criticized the singer for her attire when she landed the cover of Dazed magazine and received a lot of harsh feedback.
The well-known performer addressed these remarks on her Twitter page by claiming that she is not anyone’s savior and that she will not conform to any moral or religious ideals in order to win over her audience.
“I don’t know who needs to hear this but I am not your Christian saviour. I didn’t come here to uphold your beliefs about God. I will not fit into this box you try to put me in. I won’t satisfy you in that area please find the person that will. Or ask yourself why you care,” she tweeted.
Further, the Grammy Award-nominated vocalist considered how far her craft has come when she first began in 2018. She concluded the conversation by asserting that she is her sole rival and that she is only trying to impress herself.
The Nigerian singer-songwriter shot to fame as a result of her contribution to Wizkid’s 2020 single “Essence,” which received a Grammy Award nomination and peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 after being released in a remix with an additional appearance from Justin Bieber.