Fatou, member of BLACK SWAN, comes out to clarify bullying allegations
On November 12, Black Swan’s Fatou was accused of bullying fellow member Leia. Specifically, a Brazilian fan account posted private messages with one of Leia’s alleged relatives, thereby fueling rumors that Leia was bullied by Fatou. The texts show that Leia was being bullied by Fatou. The sender reported that Leia has been bullied with intimidation, oppression, and provocation since the beginning of October, but that it has recently grown worse. They claimed that Fatou is the reason why Leia has been so quiet on live streams and not so active on social media.
In a now-deleted post, Fatou addressed the ongoing claims against her. The Twitter account @fuckoffbro__ posted images of Fatou’s purported earlier tweets, which disclosed specifics about her fellow member Leia and the allegations leveled against her. Fatou revealed that Leia has been “a gigantic headache to everyone in the company” due to her selfish tendencies. She revealed that Leia seems uncaring about her surroundings and does “anything she wants.” Fatou then went into detail about how Leia allegedly acted selfishly during a performance for Music Bank.
“I’ve been thinking about this for some time. After careful consideration about everything being done and said I can’t hold it in anymore. We have a member in our group named Leia (Larissa). She is a gigantic headache to everyone in the company. From our CEO to our teachers down to us, the members.
The biggest problem is she always, every single second of the day, thinks only about herself. This is a group. She’s not a solo artist. Without any consideration about the people around her, she does whatever she wants without ever thinking about other people. Everyone has to run around her. Everyone has to match to her beat. Everyone has to only think about her. Why? Because in her mind, she should always be the main focus in everything. You say something she does not agree with? She makes up a whole story surrounding that topic and makes you out to be the bad guy and she always is, in every single story, the victim.
A very small example. While waiting for our performance at Music Bank for ‘Close to me,’ our fan manager told us to take pictures individually because she needs our individual pictures to post on our group’s Instagram. So that’s what I was doing, suddenly she appears next to me to take pictures together. I told her no, I need to take pics alone this time like every other member was doing and she too at one point.
But because I said no that time, she brought it up during a meeting we had with our director. She took that situation and she changed into me not liking her and that’s why I didn’t want to take pictures with her. There have been many of these types of situations. Not only with me but with the other members too. But she’s always particularly zoomed in on me I don’t know why.“
Leia was also allegedly heard declaring many times that she didn’t “want to be in the group” any more, according to Fatou’s comprehensive multi-series tweets.
While Fatou handled all of the aforementioned events professionally, it was an alleged act of disrespect displayed by Leia towards Fatou’s family that caused Fatou to “turn against her”.
“The fact that I finally got to see my family again did not sit right with her. She said why can Fatou see her family while she can’t. Instead of being happy for me, like the rest of the members, she was being bratty about it. I get it you miss your family, I understand. But to then start saying, ‘I didn’t even want to come to Belgium. It’s tiring. Why can Fatou see her family while I can’t?’ That’s ridiculous. She then enters my house back in Belgium and disrespects my whole family. That’s when I completely turned against her.
You can act that way towards me, fine whatever but touch my family and I’ll become a whole different person towards you. Since that trip, I started to distance myself from her. Till the point I completely stopped interacting with her. Because I’m not about to be all buddy buddy with someone who disrespects my family and me. But even that she turns it into me ‘hating’ on her for no reason and me ‘bullying’ her for no reason.
That’s why on the 25th of October I completely exploded towards her. She kept denying everything over and over again, changing her words over and over again. I said a lot of harsh things which I regret doing so because I never should’ve stooped as low as her. She never thinks about the stuff she did wrong. In her mind, she could do disgusting stuff to other people but when you do the same thing to her it becomes a problem.”
On the other hand, Leia was once caught pressing like on a post with the caption, “F*ck, she is Brazilian, of course if any sh*t happened her, family would expose it. They really should know the agency’s history.“
Meanwhile, Blackswan is a South Korean girl group formed by DR Music, that debuted on October 16, 2020 with the full album Goodbye Rania. The group consists of Youngheun, Fatou, Judy and Leia. Since debut, Fatou, a member from Belgium and a native of Senegal, Africa, has helped the group attract the attention of the public. Besides, Leia, who is the vocalist, visual, lead rapper, and the maknae of the group, was the first Brazilian K-pop singer to debut.