Internet celebrity V. Stiviano has come forward to speak out on being targeted by Young Money’s Drake during this week’s ESPN “ESPY’s” awards show and downplayed the hype. #nolaughingmatter
The now-infamous ex-girlfriend of ousted NBA owner Donald Sterling admitted Drizzy’s “Side Piece” was more complimentary than damaging.
V. Stiviano tells TMZ Sports she wasn’t OFFENDED when Drake called her the “Side Piece of the Year” during the ESPYs … she was FLATTERED. Stiviano was leaving Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills … when she told us the “Side Piece” shout out was “a very big compliment.” Funny, ’cause Drake certainly didn’t mean it as one as he mocked her right before going into a song called, “Donald Sterling Never Loved Us.” (TMZ)
During the Wednesday (July 16) night broadcast, Drizzy took direct aim at Stiviano and Sterling.
“#SterlingNeverLovedUs” was Drake’s last song he performed, which began with a picture of Donald’s girlfriend, “the side piece of the year: the elegant, the beautiful, the discreet,” V. Stiviano. Drake walked off stage during the performance, which was those four words, mixed in with Drake’s hit, “Worst Behavior.” (Hollywood Life)
Back in May, former video vixen Karrine Steffans said she could see Stiviano penning a book in the future.
“I know that V writes a lot down, she records everything, she’s an archivist, there are always things in her head,” Steffans told Radar. “That’s who she is. She has her very own way of seeing things. V will write a book one day.” (RadarOnline)
Sterling’s former lover came forward to address the situation in early May.
In an exclusive with ABC’s Barbara Walters on Friday, she said Sterling is hurting after the scandal that turned him into a sports pariah. “I think he feels very alone. Not truly supported by those around him,” Stiviano, 31, said. “Tormented. Emotionally traumatized.” But, she told Walters, this is not the first time they’ve discussed race. “There’s been a number of occasions where Mr. Sterling and I had conversations just like this one,” she said. “Part of what the world heard was only 15 minutes. There’s a number of other hours that the world doesn’t know.” (CNN)
Check out V. Stiviano’s interview: