Jazmine Sullivan Apologizes for Facebook Post About Late Gospel Singer Thomas Clay
After getting dragged on Twitter for posting a Facebook missive where she detailed how she curved gospel sensation Thomas Clay following news of his untimely death, Jazmine Sullivan has finally apologized.
To bring you up to speed: earlier this week, gospel artist Thomas Clay was found dead in his hotel room under mysterious conditions. Upon hearing the tragic news of Clay’s death, Sullivan typed a lengthy eulogy on her Facebook page where she claimed that Clay made many advances towards her.
Although she was flattered, Sullivan curved him on multiple occasions. "I didn’t know TC very well. What I do know is I gave him my number accidentally thru a friend and he reached out consistently for a year," she wrote in the now since-deleted post on Oct. 18. "I think I replied maybe 3 times but that never stopped him from writing me. He was DETERMINED lol...Just know I was your fan TC (Cuz I know u still gotta crush on me in heaven and u listening) rest in paradise!"
Folks on Twitter thought her post was insensitive and self-centered in the wake of the gospel sensation's death.
On Friday (Oct. 21), Sullivan issued an apology on her Instagram page, explaining her intentions. "After reading ur comments I can understand how some of u feel the way u do," she wrote. "For that and to the people who knew and loved Tc whom I offended I humbly apologize. It was not in my heart nor my intention to bring attention to myself and I am truly upset at the thought that I may have taken up one second in this time of mourning."
Sullivan wrote that she should have not shared information about their interaction on social media and considers the brouhaha a lesson learned.
"It was a lesson on time and how I wish I had used it more wisely!," she wrote. "A lesson I could've kept private."