UK rapper Stefflon Don is raging after the cover for her highly-anticipated mixtape was leaked online.
The Hurtin Me hitmaker, born Stephanie Allen, took to Instagram this morning to confirm that the artwork for Secure had been unveiled prematurely and was being circulated online.
I woke up this morning slyly pissed off because my mixtape cover has been leaked, the 26-year-old said in a video posted to fans.
Im a little pissed off because like why cant you trust people.
She hinted that the leak may have occurred during her record labels submission process. You have to sometimes give stuff early because you want them to start working on it for promotion reasons.
Stefflon went on to reveal that she was stunned when she saw the cover on Twitter as it wasnt scheduled for release for at least another week.
And to the person that leaked it,you can suck my as Ive been deprived for the last 2 years ps ill post the image later as its only 8am in london. #Secure the image was clearly not
Fans soon rallied around the devastated Birmingham native with words of support and encouragement.
Baby girl remember in life everything happens for a reason ..if it leaked good for them cah regardless ur still winning [sic], one of her 779K followers said.
Another wrote: Its cool love dont even stress it it just builds anticipation even more for the you bout to drop @stefflondon.
A third added: Remember when no one cared about any of your covers? Dont watch that sis, it only gonna make the sales even bigger. So proud of you. Well DON!
For the cover, Steff chose to pay homage to female rap icon Lil Kim by posing just as the Brooklyn-born rapper did for her 2000 studio album, The Notorious K.I.M.
In the picture, a topless Steff dons a similar honey blonde wig. She is accessorised with an abundance of jewellery including rings, a cross and several bracelets.
It has been a busy few months for Steff, who was named Best New Artist at the 2018 NME Awards. She was a headline act at this years Liverpool International Music festival and featured on Drakes latest album, Scorpion.
She was recently in the studio with Grammy award-winning producer DJ Khaled, who proudly declared that they had made a hit on their hands.
Imma be honest real quick, we just recorded a hit. I usually dont say this early because everything top secret but I just want you to know the vocals are coming in, he told his 11.1 million followers in the clip.
He added: I just want the fans to know Ive been wanting to make this collabo happen. Ive been cooking. Everything top secret though. You will find out somethings later. Another one.
Secure is due out on 17 August and will also feature a collaboration with US rapper, Future.