Everyone (or almost everyone) remembers the ‘beef’ between M.I Abaga and Kelly Hansome a few years back that resulted in beef songs, interview mentions and finally a picture that showed they had patched things up.
Well, as he returns to the Nigerian music industry, Kelly Hansome is speaking out about the ‘beef’ as well as how it contributed largely to the success that Chocolate City rapper, M.I, has now.
On the beef: A lot of people take things too personal at times, especially MI and Baba Keke. They took my music too personal. If I did not beef MI, he would not be where he is today. I am not the one that made him, he has Chocolate City and Audu Maikori to thank for that and they are my friends but at the end of the day, it was a marketing strategy for them.
On their future together: I put him at a point where people could listen and appreciate his music. I am looking forward to us working together.
On controversies in the industry: MI is at the top of his game; he has several endorsement deals. Because of the issues I had, the endorsement I was supposed to have with Globacom was cancelled and I don’t blame the company. Most of these people are successful today because they were able to cover up their controversies but the record label I thought was my record label did not cover up my controversy. Instead, they were the ones pushing it outside. In their mind, I had already been sentenced to death; they did not want me to be on top of my game again so that people would think they made me. I don’t know why they did that to me, I wish they could give me a reason. I wish we could be put on national television and speak our minds and clear the air. I have no hard feelings towards anybody. If they could not kill me then, they cannot kill me now.
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