Rapper, Jasmine Remi-Ilori Speaks About Her Domestic Violence Experience & Why People Should Speak Up

Nigerian born UK-based rapper, Jasmine Remi-Ilori, 24,  professionally known as Mz J4zzie is speaking on her domestic violence experience which has taught her lessons about life.

In an interview granted to Glam Squad Magazine by the talented rapper who holds LLB degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, she recounted how she watched her mom suffer domestic violence and how she unfortunately also became a victim of same.

According to her, it happened when she was a little younger and stupidly in love.

She recalled:

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“This happened to me when I was a little younger and stupidly in love. At first I used to think him hitting me was just him lashing out due to mistakes I was making but then it became a regular thing to a point where I was being hit for the smallest reasons and in places which could have led to me dying or being seriously injured. At the time I honestly believed that it was okay to stay in this sort of situation and every time he apologized I accepted because of the love I thought I had for him at the time. Now on top of the beating, there was infidelity and one day I finally snapped and realised this was not a safe situation for me and if I did not leave, it may not be the best ending for me, so I left and never ever looked backed. Now I can proudly say that I am a survivor as I overcame it and it made me the strong female that I am today and it taught me a lot of lessons. It’s not okay to be a victim of domestic violence and allow someone to beat you in the name of love. I know that I allowed myself to be a victim due to a lack of love for myself but I learnt to love myself and I can say now that I could never allow myself to be a victim of any sort of abuse.”

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In a video she posted on her Instagram page, Mz J4zzie opined that there are so many people going through domestic violence but they are too scared to speak out. She said she was scared and ashamed to speak out when she was going through domestic violence, she however acknowledged that as the biggest mistake she made because if she had told somebody, she would never have stayed so long in the relationship while she was being battered.

She added that her second biggest mistake was telling herself every time her ex beat her up that it was her fault. She concluded that now, she knows it was never her fault and she seized the opportunity to encourage whoever may be going through domestic violence to leave now!

See her post and the video below:

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Domestic violence awareness is soo important! You have no idea who is a victim or who is suffering from it right now 💕 Overcoming domestic violence made me the strong woman that I am today & I just wanna share my message as a survivor in order to reach somebody who is going through it & encourage them to be strong & leave !

It’s a No! No! to Domestic violence. Speak out now.