- Rapper Amerado has explained why he decided to walk out of a live radio interview
- An obviously uncomfortable Amerado was repeatedly asked about and compared to Sarkodie
- The 2021 Ghana Music Awards nominee is not a fun of pitching young artistes against established artistes
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Rapper Amerado has explained why he decided to end a live studio interview after he was repeatedly asked about Sarkodie.
Sometime last week, he walked out of a live interview on Kingdom FM after host Londona persistently kept asking him questions about Sarkodie. The obviously uncomfortable Amerado got out of the studio before the interview ended.
In a new interview, Amerado, professionally known as Derrick Safo Kantanka, has explained the decision to walk out.
“You know one thing is that growing up, your mentors become your rivals and when you don't choose your words correctly, people will go against you and say you don't respect," explained the rapper to Prince Benjamin, host of Class FM's Drivetime show.
“So the best thing I had to do was to walk off after I've informed him to stop asking me about Sarkodie."
The 2021 Ghana Music Awards Best New Artist of the Year nominee added the concept of pitching new artistes against established artistes isn't a good idea.
In other news, Ghanaian singer, Mr. Drew, known professionally as Andrews Commey Otoo, has accused Open Gate hitmaker Kuami Eugene, born Eugene Kwame Marfo, is an expert in stealing songs by other artistes.
The Highly Spiritual artiste said this in an interview with Abeiku Santana on Okay FM while responding to allegations that he is known for using compositions by other artistes in songs that he releases.
In 2020, the official video for his song, Eat, featuring Stonebwoy was deleted off Youtube after a report that he illegally sampled Love Riddim by Nigerian-American artiste, Rotimi. He was also accused of copying the sound of No Dulling by Keche, featuring Kuami Eugene.
In his defence, Mr. Drew said he is not the first artiste to 'steal' songs belonging to other artistes, and that Kuami Eugene does the same.
"Kuami Eugene started stealing songs before me. He has a scholarship in it," retorted Drew to Abeiku Santana on Okay FM.
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