A purported sextape showing pop superstar Rihanna leaked on Twitter this morning, MTO News has learned. The video shows a woman who resembles Rihanna engaging in a sex act with a man.
But there is considerable evidence that the tape is a fake.
Last year a new artificial intelligence technology called "deep fakes" was released, and it allowed people to photoshop their favorite celebrity's face onto any person in a video. Shortly after the release of the deep fake technology, people began creating fake sex tapes of celebrities, by photoshopping the celeb's face onto pornographic movies.
That's what allegedly happened to Rihanna here, according to fans on Twitter who are calling out people re-posting the video.
So far Rihanna's team has not spoken out about the alleged tape, which is going viral on social media.
Rihanna is a singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman who is known for embracing various musical styles and reinventing her image throughout her career.
Rihanna has sold over 250 million records, Rihanna is one of the world's best-selling music artists. She has earned 14 number-one singles, 31 top-ten singles in the US, and 30 top-ten entries in the UK. Her accolades include nine Grammy Awards, 13 American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, and six Guinness World Records. Forbes ranked her among the top ten highest-paid celebrities in 2012 and 2014; as of 2019, she is the wealthiest female musician with an estimated net worth of $600 million. Time named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2018. Alongside a successful music career, Rihanna is well known for her involvement in humanitarian causes, entrepreneurial ventures, and the fashion industry. She is the founder of the nonprofit organization Clara Lionel Foundation, cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty, and fashion house Fenty under LVMH. In 2018, the Government of Barbados appointed her as an ambassador with duties promoting education, tourism, and investment.