Tessa and Blachman remain in dispute over apology: Now Instagram is responding

Thomas Blachman insists he sent an apology to Instagram last year. Tessa also maintains that she never received any message.

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But what is up and down then?

That’s the big question, after Tessa on Tuesday posted a video on Instagram where she longs for Thomas Blachman, after he on stage at the Zulu Awards in April last year asked the 34-year-old rapper to “come and bang” him.

Subsequently, both musicians have shared screenshots of their ‘conversation’ on Instagram. Thomas Blachman of the apology he sent to Tessa, and Tessa of the lack of the same.


To the left is Blachman's apology to Tessa.  Blachman's personal assistant confirms to BT that the apology was sent from the unverified by Blachman's two Instagram profiles, namely @blachmanofficial.  To the right is the screenshot Tessa posted in a story on her Instagram to show that there was no message to her from Blachman's unverified profile, @blachmanofficial.  Prior to this screenshot, she posted another screenshot showing that there was no message to her from Blachman's verified profile, @denrigteblachman.

To the left is Blachman’s apology to Tessa. Blachman’s personal assistant confirms to BT that the apology was sent from the unverified by Blachman’s two Instagram profiles, namely @blachmanofficial. To the right is the screenshot Tessa posted in a story on her Instagram to show that there was no message to her from Blachman’s unverified profile, @blachmanofficial. Prior to this screenshot, she posted another screenshot showing that there was no message to her from Blachman’s verified profile, @denrigteblachman.

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Therefore, BT has asked Instagram how the messaging feature generally works on social media.

First of all, it appears from both screenshots that Blachman and Tessa do not follow each other on Instagram.

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»When two profiles do not follow each other, a message will appear as a message request. You will be able to see that message and then choose to accept, delete or block. The sender will not be notified that the message has been read, unless the recipient accepts the conversation, «says Camilla Nordsted, Nordic press manager for Meta, which owns Instagram.

Camilla Nordsted emphasizes that she does not comment on the specific case between Tessa and Blachman, but in general on Instagram’s structure.

In the screenshot that Tessa has shared, you can see that the rapper at the bottom has the option to select ‘block’, ‘delete’ or ‘report’.

“You will not have the opportunity to print acceptances for a message request without a message being sent, which will also be visible to the recipient,” the press officer explains.

“In that case, it must be a technical error that we would have to investigate further.”


When he had to thank for the award as' Couple of the Year 'with Martin Jensen for the Zulu Awards 2021, a clearly intoxicated Thomas Blachman was told, among other things:' Tessa, I'm in the phone book.  Come and bang me and my beloved '.

When he had to thank for the award as’ Couple of the Year ‘with Martin Jensen for the Zulu Awards 2021, a clearly intoxicated Thomas Blachman was told, among other things:’ Tessa, I’m in the phone book. Come and bang me and my beloved ‘.
Photo: Martin Sylvest

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Tessa’s manager, Jesper Livid, maintains to BT that it has not received any apology from Thomas Blachman.

In addition, he denies that the screenshot from the conversation with Blachman, which Tessa posted as evidence that the ‘X Factor’ judge had never apologized to her, should have been manipulated.

»The screenshots Tessa has posted are one hundred percent unedited. We have not deleted anything or covered anything, it would not be Tessa’s DNA at all. We have completely clean flour in the bag – we have never seen that excuse, otherwise we would never stand and say it, “the manager emphasizes to BT

Blachman, however, maintains that he has sent an apology.

‘I can understand that Tessa has not read the apology I sent to her after the‘ Zulu Awards ’on 5 May. But what the hell, I do not read all my messages either, “said Thomas Blachman on Tuesday, who did not want to comment on the matter further.

But Tessa actually reads all her messages, she stated on Wednesday Soundvenue.

‘I am very committed to my fans on Instagram so there are no messages going through my nose. So I know I’m never got an apology. I think that when you stand on national television and say some pretty fucked up things, you can make an effort and make sure that you actually get an apology, “it sounded in the music media.


Thomas Blachman and Tessa.  The 58-year-old 'X Factor' judge and the 24-year-old rapper disagree on whether the former has apologized to the latter after his thank you speech at the Zulu Awards last year.

Thomas Blachman and Tessa. The 58-year-old ‘X Factor’ judge and the 24-year-old rapper disagree on whether the former has apologized to the latter after his thank you speech at the Zulu Awards last year.

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But if Tessa has never received the apology on Instagram, then what could have happened?

Neither Blachman nor Tessa have removed the message, they say.

And message requests are not deleted by themselves, even if – as is the case here – the message is several months old, explains Camilla Nordsted, Nordic press manager for Meta.

»Message requests are never deleted automatically, not even over time. But if something gets reported and breaks our rules, it will of course be removed. You can turn on one of our newer functions ‘restrict’, but then you will not receive messages from profiles that do not follow one to begin with, “says the press officer.

»If the sender regrets the sending of the message, then it will appear in the conversation that the sending has been regretted. But if this is the first message between two profiles, then the message request should be completely removed. Even in that case, one should not be able to press acceptances for an empty conversation. “

TV 2 assured back in May that Thomas Blachman had apologized to them and to Tessa.

Now TV 2 informs BT that back in May they actually had a conversation with Thomas Blachman, where he regretted his behavior at the Zulu Awards and told that he had sent an apology to Tessa.

In this connection, TV 2 saw a screenshot of the apology on Instagram he had sent – the same apology that he has now shown to BT

Also Thomas Blachman’s ‘X Factor’ judge colleague Martin Jensen told BT on Tuesday that the 58-year-old jazz musician after the appearance at the Zulu Awards had told him that he had “sent an apology” to the 24-year-old rapper.

“He just said that he had apologized and that it was a very unfortunate situation he had put himself in,” Martin Jensen explained.

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