Jamie Foxx is setting the record straight on his rumored romance with singer Sela Vave.
In a video, which Sela shared to her Instagram, the rapper explains that he has simply taken her under his wing. According to Foxx, he is mentoring the aspiring musician, as he did for Nick Cannon and Ed Sheeran, who apparently slept on his couch in the early days of their career. Jamie states, "I'm not no old n---a out here with no young folks. You know what I'm saying?"
"It's a double standard when it comes to women—when it was the guys, everything is cool but when it was the women they try to make it something else but we are going to try to protect our own," he explains. "And like I said, I spoke to that girl's mom and she put her trust in me."
The 51-year-old adds, "So all of the unnecessary hate for the woman just because the guys are coming here [to record at Jamie's studio], all of sudden they're digging hard, they're working hard—but then the girl does it and all of sudden she has an ulterior motive? Stop that shit."
Jamie also makes it crystal clear that he doesn't "ever cross the lines like that personally," so any rumors of a relationship between him and Sela are simply people "scandal chasing."
But it doesn't look like Sela is letting the haters get to her. She tells her followers that the gossip and insults are nothing to her. "For the people who care... here is the TRUE story... for everyone else you can keep talking and calling me a whore, s--t, home wrecker, thot, gold digger, that I should die, and what ever else you want. I'm out here to work and do what I love most," the Instagram model shares.
Luckily for her, she has the full attention of Jamie now that he is no longer dating Katie Holmes. On Monday, a source confirmed to E! News that the two celebrities ended their six year relationship in May.