Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale and his Shatta Movement crew are very furious after reports that Samini outshined him on stage at the just ended “Guinness Big Eruption Concert”, which took place at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Speaking in an interview with Neat FM, the “Enter the net” hit maker vented his anger on “Graphic Showbiz”, warning them not to publish anything about him again, and even went ahead to threaten court action, if the well-respected paper decides to go against his warning.
“Like what Graphic Showbiz has written, I can say that I don’t want any publication from Graphic Showbiz again in my life, because when I find it I can sue them. I don’t need them to hype me; I don’t need them to say anything about me. They are nobody”, he stated with so much anger.
The reaction of Shatta Wale, formerly known as Bandana, came after two different reports on the event (One from Graphic Showbiz and one from Daily Graphic) were published on Monday November 25, stating categorically that “Rising music sensation, Shatta Wale, left many of his fans livid after he failed to live up to the challenge of the durable Samini at the Guinness Eruption Concert Saturday night, at the Accra Sports Stadium” (Quoted from a Daily Graphic report by Isaac Yeboah).
Another report was published on the front page of Monday’s edition of Graphic Showbiz by Francis Doku, with the headline “Samini Floors Shatta Wale”.
Shatta Wale was also not happy about the fact that he was always compared to Samini, citing that as one of the reasons why he could not stop using certain unprintable words on his competitor.
He blamed the media for creating that unnecessary competition between him and Samini. “I will only do that when people stop comparing me to Samini in this industry because what I am doing is different from what he is doing. So that is why people have to talk to him and his people and others in the media, that they should stop comparing me to him”, he stated when a panel member on the show, told him to try and stop using swear words.
He further emphasized that for as long as he is being compared to Samini, he would always come hard to make his fans happy. “When they rate me and him like that, I will always make sure that his fans feel bad because my fans also feel bad when they hear him or his fans also saying things about me, which I can’t stand, and not defend my fans”.
Asked if he thinks he was able to use the big platform to enhance his music career, Shatta said “Well, I used it the best way I could use it”, adding that an official of Guinness, sponsors of the show, spoke to his management and that of Samini not to perform any of their “Diss” songs on stage, so he tried as much as he could to put up a “clean show”.
The man of the moment said he only made certain statements on stage because he needed to clear some things that had been said about him. “It was just that those comparison and other things that people were saying about me, I had to clear it on stage”.
Reacting to reports that his family is not too happy about some of his utterances and his attitude in general, Shatta Wale said “Do you know my father came to the show with me? My father actually gave me security and convoy. My father gave me his brand new Jaguar to come to the Guinness show”.
Shatta also disclosed that his father applauded him after his performance and gave him an amount of $3,000 to go for shopping for a good job done. He denied allegations that he was sacked from home because he is a troublesome boy, stating further that his family is aware that he is a straight forward person as they are happy about it.
Before last Saturday’s concert, most people thought the unrest between Shatta Wale and Samini was going to be over and done with but from what is going on now, it appears the game is just beginning as Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that a major Accra based Radio Station is planning another Samini and Shatta Wale showdown event, this Christmas.