Not long ago, Shatta Wale and Yaa Pono really disturbed the ears of Ghanaians especially entertainment enthusiasts in Ghana with their “fierce lyrical beef.” This saw each other composing songs full of vulgar words to cause emotional discomfort on their innocent fans.
The ‘Taking Over’ hitmaker in the person of Shatta Wale has become the talk of town because he basically thrive on controversy to stay relevant in our Ghanaian showbiz industry. In an interview on GHone’s entertainment show, The Pundits on Tuesday (May 23, 2017) hosted by George Quaye said, “I enjoy industry beef. It is fun”.
According to him, there’s no need for colleagues to take beef “personal” because most of them are planned. Thus, “something should be planned, so when we are doing it the public might love it and see educative stuff in them.”
Touching on his recent ‘beef’ with Yaa Pono, Shatta Wale stated that he called the latter and his management to talk about their recent feud and how things should go.
He said “with beefs, I feel we should put things on the table and plan… even with my recent beef with Yaa Pono, I called him personally and told him how things should go but people think I thrive off controversies.”
Asked if his feud with Samini was planned, he said: “Samini and I didn’t plan the beef, later on I met him and told him, I did all that for us to make some money from our beef. If he had understood me from the beginning we would have made some good money.”
This revelation from the camp of Shatta Wale should tell Ghanaians who normally lament whenever two or more artistes are on lyrical fire as most beefs can be planned just to resurrect one’s music career. Recently, Kwaw Kesse said similar thing concerning how he enjoy “beef” in our music industry taking into consideration the enormous benefits that comes with it.
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