A lyrical war is brewing between Ghana's 'Dancehall King,' Shatta Wale and award winning musician, Samini, but this time, it is the latter who has called for the battle.
Samini on Monday, disclosed on Pluzz Fm's 'AM PLUZZ' programme that his recent track – 'Vextra' was done to throw his weight behind Prodigal and the VVIP trio when the group recently had a misunderstanding with Shatta Wale.
'Vextra' became a trending topic within hours after it was released and many predicted correctly that it was a jab by Samini directed at Shatta Wale.
Shatta, who was on a music tour in Kumasi when 'Vextra' was released, took to his tweet and sent to Samini a rather funny message: "Oh @samini_dagati u deh worry ooo. Oh why de beef you kno chop finish…ok ade come."
Calling his (Shatta Wale's) bluff on Monday, Samini mockingly referred to him as Mr. Mensah and remarked, "Mr. Mensah said he was in Kumasi. I don't know if he was walking from Kumasi else he should have been in Accra by now. So Mr. Mensah, you have kept too long. I would have responded to his tweet but I can't see the blue thick to know which of them his real account is."
Samini continued, "I did the song to defend what Prodigal was trying to cry for and also to throw light on the fact that these things were becoming too much. People just need to respect protocol and keep moving. It was to defend Prodigal and the VVIP.”
He said Shatta Wale then in a tweet asked him [Samini]to leave the rappers alone and that he was an old man.
You can call me big brother. Simply because I was still around and you and sat down for 10 years before coming back does not mean someone is “Oluu", Samini fumed.
He disclosed further that his track, 'Scatter Bad Mind’ was also directed at Shatta Wale. He explained that he was not a stranger to or against lyrical wars as long as they remain constructive and relevant.
"I believe in constructive lyrical war. I believe in clarity and audibility of your lyrics and being able to defend your lyrics any day, any time. I like to be responsible for the things I say… Those who remember my issues very well know that I have had issues way back with throwing shots and getting the repercussions. I was a kid then when I came out throwing shots at the late Ronny Coaches, a big man. He met me around Adabraka and he pushed my head and asked me to behave myself. The media said he slapped me but he did not. He pushed my head and asked me to behave," he Samini pointed out.