Ycee Says Former Record Label CEO Likes “Profiting Off Other People’s Sweat”
Nigerian rapper, Ycee has called out the owner of his former record label, Tinny Entertainment for refusing to acknowledge or pay his artists both past and present what they deserve, even after continually generating profit from their hard work.
This is coming after Tinny Entertainment celebrated a milestone of 100 million streams on various music platforms.
Ycee earlier announced his exit from Tinny entertainment after floating his own record label “ANTB” at the beginning of the year.
Pouring out his anger about the issue, he shared a lengthy post of Instagram:
Before I start I would first like to apologize to everyone of you all that I hold in high regard because I’ve tried my possible best to not let my social media be used as a point of negativity or conflict but I’ve been left with no choice
So the CEO of TINNY ENTERTAINMENT took to his Instagram page yesterday to show gratitude for 100million plus streams (across all platforms) and this was brought to my attention which left me confused because the post as seen above was accompanied with the caption “Grateful” and the handle of the label and no mention of the artistes whose content generated those streams.
LET IT BE KNOWN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT NOT A SINGLE DIME GENERATED FROM THOSE STREAMS GOT INTO THE POCKET OF ANY OF THE ARTISTES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT THAT GENERATED THOSE STREAMS AND TO ALL THAT HAVE MADE CONGRATULATORY COMMENTS ON THE POST, THE ONLY THING THE CEO IS GRATEFUL FOR IS THE FACT THAT HE HAS YET AGAIN, SEEMINGLY GOTTEN AWAY WITH PROFITING OFF OF OTHER PEOPLES SWEAT (like he has been well known to do so many times in the past)
I have been silent as I have quietly been focused on rebuilding my life and career and also out of respect to my previous employer but he in turn has not accorded me that same respect.
Actions ranging from attacks on my reputation by spreading falsities about me, saying I betrayed him by leaving his label (knowing fully well the terms on which our business relationship ended) to leaking my music which he absolutely has zero rights to release but unfortunately happens to possess in order to delay and destabilize my debut album release.
Before anyone asks why I’m doing this, it is simply to protect any other artistes from suffering the same fate and falling into the hands of this manipulative and delusional human being.
I have spent the most part of the last 24hours on set shooting the first single off my album and I am going to get some rest at this juncture so nobody should call my phone
Ycee followed up on his outpour of emotions with a tweet stating how it was for the benefit of his fellow artists, Bella Alubo, Dapo Tuburna etc.
So far, there hasn’t been any response from Tinny Entertainment regarding the issue.
Like I said I only came out now to save other upcoming talents from falling victim to this man. Cos Lord knows if I had voiced out earlier … Bella Alubo, Dapo Tuburna And Damilare would have not experienced all they did in that Label
— ZAHEER! (@iam_YCee) September 18, 2019