Nickelodeon Star Jennette McCurdy Racy Photos Leaked Online

Racy photos of the Same & Cat star sparked controversy for the actress and the kids' cable channel. INSIDE EDITION has the scoop.

Sam & Cat is one of Nickelodeon's most popular shows, but now it's ensnared in controversy after some sexy selfies of one of the stars were leaked online.

Jennette McCurdy stars with Ariana Grande on the hit comedy that's very popular with young viewers.

Recently, the racy photos of the 21-year-old actress wearing skimpy lingerie hit the internet. According to published reports, they were leaked by McCurdy's ex-boyfriend, Detroit Pistons star Andre Drummond after she mocked him on a podcast saying he was a lousy kisser. Just days later, there they were for all the world to see.    

Jennette tweeted: "I sent those pics to 1 person. You can connect the dots. Shocked someone would stoop so low."

Drummond denies releasing them.

Mary Murphy of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism told INSIDE EDITION, "I don't think leaked selfies will hurt her. They may harm her image, and the Nickelodeon people may be upset about it. But this is what kids her age do all the time."

McCurdy also finds herself in a feud with the network that's making her a star.  She even snubbed last weekend's Kids' Choice Awards.

"I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation. I chose to not go because sticking up for what is right and what is fair is what my mom taught me is always the most important thing," said McCurdy.

Fans speculated that she was a no-show because she didn't want to face questions about those racy photos. But she says: "My previous tweet has nothing to do with pics leaked. It has to do with how Nickelodeon treated me. That's all. Thanks for the love.

McCurdy was reportedly upset with Nickelodeon that she and Ariana Grande were both nominated for Favorite Actress. Ariana Grande won.

As for the future of Nickelodeon's top-rated show, a spokesperson for the network tells INSIDE EDITION, "Sam & Cat is not cancelled. The show is coming back in the fall."