A woman who has been identified as Mari Lynn has come forth, identifying herself as the woman performing “Brain Surgery” in the leaked photo that many assumed to be Keyshia Cole. While Keyshia did come forward and explain that it wasn’t her in the photo, many were still skeptical. According to Necole Bitchie, the woman took to her Twitter account to clear Keyshia’s name and explain that the photo was leaked by her ex-boyfriend.
My ex, whom I have tatted on me, leaked the picture. The picture is 2 years old. Damn, I’m a different woman than the girl I was. I love Keyshia Cole. I would never try & frame her… This is tragic to my rep but no it’s not. I’m so sorry Keyshia, I really am! It is so embarrassing, I was 17 years in the picture and I’m 20 years old.I’m so sorry thanks for being understanding. I know your a newlywed & I would never do that to you, I love you!!!
Mari then proceeded to address those who have been publicly attacking her:
That picture makes me sad cuz that girl was lost & she didn’t love herself… Lack of guidance & no parents did that to me. I’m a grown A$$ woman now & I know my worth. Fawk you..I had these tatts since I was in high school & they look nothing like hers smh… people are simple. I’m not tying to capitalize on no 15 minutes of fame… Im a real b**ch with real bills. Never been hated so bad, never been so hard to smile. Bottom line, I couldn’t let my idol take the blame for my dirt. She got a beautiful family & this sh-t is tragic.This was the day all my haters been waiting for…
I’m sure Keyshia, Daniel, and fans are also relieved as the picture drama seemed to be getting a bit out of hand. In an earlier statement released by Keyshia on Twitter, she revealed that people had begun to send messages to her as well as her husband regarding that photo and that the rumors had begun to impact her family.
I guess all I’ve shown people over the last 10 years that I’m liar and a S**t Hugh. I would never want my son to have to see this filth!
I suppose it was a pretty noble deed for Mari Lynn to come forth and clear Keyshia’s name. Hopefully both woman can now move on with their lives. Daniel, however doesn’t seem to have allowed the drama to effect his relationship as he reportedly recently got a tattoo of his wife’s face on his arm.
What do you think of Mari Lynn coming forward?
Jazmine Denise is writer living in New York. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise