Legendary Ghanaian music producer and CEO of Lynx Entertainment has come out on social media to defend his label signee, Kuami Eugene after he said he can’t do a collaboration with rapper, Guru.
Kuami Eugene in a recent interview established that he does not see a possibility of a collaboration between him and the ‘Lapaz Toyota’ hitmaker, as he accuses him of making derogatory comments against Richie on several occasions in the media.
In reaction to criticisms and backlash from a section of Ghanaians who are claiming Kuami Eugene disrespected his senior colleague, Guru, Riche debunked notions that his artist disrespected Guru.
Richie in a long post question Ghanaian about their silence during the time Guru made derogatory comments against him in the media but are crucifying Kuami Eugene just because he is being realistic about the issue as since Guru is having issues with him Kuami Eugene can’t be expected to do a song with Guru.
Read the full text below:
I normally stay quiet in most situations but this time I only feel it’s right I say something. Guru asked Lynx for a feature with either KiDi or Kuami Eugene, but the request was denied.
He then went from one media house to another insulting myself and other members of Lynx management, even to the extent of accusing us of sabotaging his career for the past 10 years.
He spun stories which implied we have some extreme power in the industry to vitiate someone’s career.
As usual my team and I stuck to our usual demeanour and stayed mute.
When Kuami Eugene was asked in an interview if he would feature Guru, he simply said he couldn’t because Guru had insulted me consistently, and it wouldn’t be right to do a feature with someone who was disrespecting his boss.
Let’s call a spade a spade. There was nothing disrespectful in what Eugene said. I’m a responsible leader, and I would have chastised my artiste if he spoke out of turn.
So my question is, those attacking Eugene for allegedly disrespecting his elder Guru, where were they when Guru was attacking myself and my reputation in a disrespectful manner?
We talk about unity in the industry and then we go around bringing each other down.
I personally have no problem with Guru. Never have and never will. I like to conserve my energy towards constant success and development than to waste my time on petty squabbling.
Guru is a natural hitmaker, and doesn’t need KiDi nor Kuami Eugene on his song to make a hit.
So there really should be no offence taken in any of this. So can we just drop all this ‘wahala’ and everyone go back to making hits for Ghana?