Dancehall artiste ShattaWale has rendered an apology to Noella Wiyaala over reports that his team sabotaged her during the award scheme in New York City.
The past weekend, artist Wiyaala called out the team of dancehall artist Shatta Wale and the organizers of the New York City event.
Wiyaala revealed that she walked away after the organizers tried to give her the citation of Merit by Vanessa L. Gibson, President of the Bronx Borough backstage. Wiyaala in a video disclosed that she felt disrespected and hence walked away.
At about 8.15 pm Shatta wale’s performance was paused and Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson and Wiyaala went to the back of the stage for the presentation of the citations. Vanessa went forward to do the presentation whilst an unknown person advised Wiyaala to wait. The presentation was made to Shatta Wale”.
The statement released via Wiyaala’s Facebook page continued that “Vanessa then immediately vacated the stage without calling Wiyaala forward. Wiyaala was then told she could receive her award backstage out of sight of the audience. Wiyaala refused to accept the award under these circumstances and left Crotona Park for her hotel…..” a part of her former post read.
In a new development, Wiyaala has taken to her page to disclose that the team of Shatta Wale has reached out to her and rendered an apology.
Shatta Wale, my big brother, personally got in contact with me and he explained things to me,” she said in a video shared on social media.
“He [Shatta Wale] said he’s sorry that it has happened like that. He was not aware of what was happening. If he had known, I’m sure he would have done something about it. He said he’ll not in any way try to disrespect my craft because he also respects what I do and he sees me as a strong, artistic person with a beautiful craft that he likes and respects,” Wiyaala told her followers.
“So I should let it go and I shouldn’t get angry with him because he never wishes me bad. He has always wished me well. So that is what my brother sent me. In fact, he even gave me heart emoji,” she added in the video below.