BBNaija level-up winner, Ijeoma Josephina Otabor, better known as Phyna, has finally addressed her altercation with her co-star, Chichi, during their reunion show.

Recall that during the reunion, Phyna had alleged in a fit of rage that Chichi is a married mother of two who abandoned her children in Benin.

Not stopping there, Phyna took to social media after the show aired and claimed that Chichi paid N3.5 million for liposuction and allegedly poisoned her friend in Cyprus due to jealousy before returning to Nigeria.

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This didn’t sit well with Chichi and she filed a lawsuit against Phyna, asking her to pay N100 million in damages and tender a public apology to her. ICYMI, read here

During a recent interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Phyna clarified that her response to Chichi was not unprovoked.

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She explained that she reacted to the offensive comments Chichi had made about her, comments that were not aired by BBNaija organizers.

She claimed that Chichi body-shamed her, called her an “abortionist” and made other derogatory remarks about her. According to her, she could not allow Chichi bodyshame her when she has a natural body.

On the N100 million lawsuit, Phyna stated that she was unfazed by the threat and was ready to go to court.

Her words,

“The way I attacked her they should have known she said something, that part was mute. Because the previous day, you body shamed me, you called me shapeless and saggy boobs, that’s why I had to use the word for her that she would record in her heart and brain. Because you can’t be body-shaming me that have a natural body, I had to remind her that there are stuff.

You called me an abortionist, I reminded you that you have two kids that you abandoned.

Two days later, she is suing me in court for N100 million for libel and defamation of character. I called my lawyer that if we didn’t reply to the lawsuit, what would happen? My lawyer said if we didn’t reply within 7 days, she could charge me in court. The next day I bought a suit to prepare for court.”

Watch her speak below,

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