Popular dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale may be biting more than he can chew after setting his eyes on a new target for what some entertainment commentaries refer to as, his favourite past-time – “rival-bashing”.
His new target, Ashaiman-based dancehall sensation, Stonebwoy, has dared the Shatta Movement King to call him (Stonebwoy) by name and unambiguously direct his insinuations of plagiarism against his person and music.
‘Burniton’s dare comes days after the ‘Dancehall King’ released a new video in which he attacked Stonebwoy for “stealing” his friend, Rashid Metal’s ‘Baafira’ song.
In Shatta Wale’s words…“Me the Baafira, Baafira make nobody try take the title cos e be Rashi Metal wey I dey hear from am. The boy be my youth, straight from Tankase line so make nobody try like he wan use the Baafira; make we give people chance make den do dema thing. I hear say some Artiste wan claim he bring the Baafira, herh herh if you bring your Baafira come, herh, herh, herh, don’t do that e be wanna language.”
In a response to Shatta’s veiled swipe at him, Stonebwoy said the ‘Dancehall King’ is only trying to remain relevant to his fans by doing what he knows to do best.
“… He would want to stay relevant in the system because we all know that he is one of the Artistes who made it onto the scene hugely by propaganda and then all sort of negative influence. For a guy like him, I don’t blame him, he will continue to be smart to feed that ego so that he keeps relevance,” he said in an interview with Eboo, host of Green lounge Empire FM’s Saturday afternoon entertainment programme.
The “Ghetto Love” hit maker also advised Shatta Wale to be brave enough to address issue head-on.
“… Exactly, he is referring to me but cowardly enough he hasn’t still mentioned my name so why would I take it personal you understand? If you are starting the fight and you want to really refer to somebody and you are brave, yo, you just have to say my guy this is to you.”
“Although indirectly he is referring to me, I’m supposed to be wise because I don’t find my name in there. He is just trying to be smart to create wave to feed the original image he has brought on himself. It is no news to Ghana that Shatta is that kind of Artiste who has some kind of negativity around him,” he noted.
He added that he is now well-known because he made “good music”.
“That is why I came on the scene not because I insulted anybody or started beefing, so the masses respect me for the fact that if they want good music and intelligent music, they can always turn to Stonebwoy”.
He, however, said he will not be swayed into releasing a reprisal video.
“I think he has not gotten to that extreme that he requires my reply but if he tries, ah ah ah ah, me and Ashaiman we will not wait for one second”, he threatened.