Seyi Shay came under fire when she walked up to the president after her performance at the 5000 youth event, to request for a picture. Many frowned at her skimpy outfit. Speaking to Saturday Beats,she said
â€œI am a very respectable young lady and I was not in any way trying to seduce the President with the outfit I wore. I had two outfits for the event, one was for my performance and the other was worn after I performed. The dress I was pictured in with the President was what I wore during my performance.
â€œI came on stage and greeted everyone according to their culture and I did the same for Mr. President. He was impressed and he asked where and how I knew how to greet in his native dialect and I said I learnt it. That was what brought about the giggling and smiles in the picture. Iâ€™m a performer and what I do on stage doesnâ€™t reflect my everyday life. I had two outfits on that day and it was a youth event. Who wouldnâ€™t feel overwhelmed meeting the President? Well, I did and I felt honoured because it is not every day you get to meet the president of your country,â€ she said.