Celebrities Behaving Badly

Celebrities Behaving Badly: Harrysong mocks Kcee during Warri Mega Fiesta Concert

Singer and songwriter Harrysong, as we all know, is in a bitter dispute with his former label, Five Star Music, over the recording contract relationship he entered into with the label a few years ago. Indeed, things have taken a turn for the worse because the label’s co-owner Kcee has sued Harrysong for an alleged “human rights violation”, whatever that is. While this issue, frankly, is one that should be resolved through mediation (formal or informal), or the courts, Harrysong has tried, by any and all means necessary, to drag the public into this fight, and to try to curry favor.

Recently, Harrysong performed at the Warri Mega Fiesta Concert and I believe his actions and statements once again tries to make the public the referee of his issues with his label. Freestyling in Pidgin English, he sang the following at the festival:

“Day before yesterday… them sue me go court o. Kcee tell me say I nor suppose to record o. I remind am say ‘you forget, when Kcee and Presh broke, you just dey forget o, this lonely Warri boy o na him you meet to help you o‘. I fit no get mama. I fit no get papa. I fit no get brother. But I get talent o. I get star light o. A wicked talent o! You can take everything from me, you can never take my place. Favor is my name.”

For non-Pidgin English speakers, essentially, he says Kcee sued him and claims he shouldn’t record any music. However, when Kcee broke up with his prior band mate Presh, Harrysong was the one who helped Kcee gain notoriety. He then says Kcee can take everything from him but he can never take his talent because he is a  favored man, presumably by God.

I find Harrysong’s  actions to be unnecessary theatrics, immature and too emotional and it might explain why his relationship with Five Star and Kcee has primarily been a roller coaster and did not work out.  Harrysong is not a victim here and he needs to quit with all the futile attempts to curry sympathy from the public. If he has been sued as he claims he has been, then he should hire an entertainment lawyer to help him. There is also a potential that if he keeps up with this charade, he will make matters worse and could even get slapped with a defamation lawsuit.

-Ms. Uduak

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