Comedian Whitney Cummings has admitted that she was high when she leaked her own topless photograph.

Whitney Cummings is opening up about the time she accidentally exposed her nipple on Instagram.

"It was actually my own fault. I was doing Instagram Stories one night, and weed is now legal in California, which is not a good mix. I had done [a Story] and it kind of slipped a little bit," Cummings said on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

Cummings claims that she was threatened with extortion from online users who screenshotted the image of her leaked nipple before she quickly deleted it. Instead of being blackmailed, she then released the pics herself.

"1) In April I accidentally posted an insta story that showed nipple. Once I realized, I deleted. The people who took screen grabs are trying to get money from me, some said they have offers to sell them, some are asking for money to not post the photo," she wrote at the time with a pic of her nipple attached.

"2) They all must think I'm way more famous than I am, but they also must think I'm way more easily intimidated than I am. If anyone is gonna make money or likes off my nipple, it's gonna be me. So here it all is, you foolish dorks."