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Isaiah Rashad Responds to Alleged Sex Tape Leak During Coachella 2022
During his Coachella set on Saturday, Top Dawg Entertainment rapper Isaiah Rashad broke his silence on alleged sex tape leaks from February.
Isaiah Rashad isn't hiding. On Saturday, the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper performed at Coachella, opening his set with a video montage that addressed his alleged sex tape leaks. In February, clips of a man – alleged to be Rashad – went viral; the footage allegedly showed the rapper engaging in sexual acts with men.
Although Rashad didn't immediately address the footage, on Saturday, he broke his silence. As Rashad took to the Coachella stage, the montage featured clips of The Game, Joe Budden, and DJ Akademiks speaking on the leaked videos in support of the rapper.
“The purpose of doing that was to embarrass him,” says an unnamed person in the montage. “However, it backfired. When his video leaked, his streams and everything went up. He’s up on the charts now.”
\u201cisaiah rashad back!\n\nreally happy to see my guy out at coachella\u201d— kris hooks (@kris hooks) 1650176935
Following the montage, Rashad performed cuts from his catalog, including his 2021 album The House Is Burning, also bringing out Doechii, SiR and more Top Dawg Entertainment artists. The opening of Rashad's set made for an emotional comeback, as the rapper shed a tear while performing "Wat's Wrong" from his 2016 album The Sun's Tirade.
\u201cSeeing Isaiah Rashad shed a tear as he performs \u201cWat\u2019s Wrong\u201d was powerful.\u201d— K.i.D (@K.i.D) 1650180649
Emotions continued to run high as the rapper took a moment to address the crowd. "I see all the messages and all that shit, all the positivity – Y'all niggas done kept me alive these last couple months," he said.
\u201cIsaiah Rashad gets emotional during his performance, "I've seen y'all messages and shit, y'all niggas kept me alive these last couple months" https://t.co/Cdc3vKRGMZ\u201d— SOUND (@SOUND) 1650201119
Earlier this month, TDE president Terrence “Punch” Henderson responded to an aspiring rapper who made a quip about Rashad's sexuality.
\u201cWait.. so you want me to be concerned about another grown man\u2019s sex life?? Is that what you\u2019re really interested in? As oppose to having a dialogue about music?? https://t.co/hYfnL3swrj\u201d— Punch TDE (@Punch TDE) 1649359040
“Wait.. so you want me to be concerned about another grown man’s sex life??” Punch tweeted. “Is that what you’re really interested in? As oppose to having a dialogue about music??”
The rapper then deleted his tweet and quickly apologized, claiming that he was a fan of Rashad.