Ghanaian singer and songwriter, Stephen Fiawoo popularly known as Praye Tiatia of Praye fame has responded to claims made by the self acclaimed king of dancehall, Shatta Wale that Hiplife artistes are poor.
This comes after Shatta Wale in an interview on UTV’s United Showbiz stated emphatically that Hiplife artistes are poor.
“Hiplife boys are poor! Anybody should come out and come fight me. I am saying that Reggie Rockstone”, he stated.
Shatta Wale’s statement has left many Hiplife artiste furious as Praye Tiatia is the second artiste to react to the statement which he deems as disrespectful and lame.
In a post on his Instagram handle, Praye Tiatia aka Cartel Big J called on Shatta Wale to give respect to whom its due. He warned the dancehall artiste to mind his business and pay respect to those who paved the way for him.
“Bro! @shattawalenima Many are those before you who sacrificed a lot to build an industry for all of us to join.The Music industry years ago took blood, sweat, passion and pure talent to entertain Ghanaians for love and country. Legends like @reggierockstone and others sacrificed to pave the way for us in hiplife and afrobeat, including people who sacrificed and groomed you Bandana for absolutely nothing.
You rich pass all of us, yooo wakaa yati but i can assure you your so called riches won’t make top 10 list of rich musicians even in our neighboring Nigeria here norr sef, so bro enough of the disrespect to Ghanaian artistes, producers, DJs and the entire industry you came to meet!
Many artistes are very comfortable but they don’t need to brag and disrespect others like you do. Davido and Wizkid are two of the richest musicians in Africa but they don’t find the need to disrespect their predecessors! You dey embarrass yourself and Ghanaian musicians to the world.
no personal beef here just common sense and morals being shared. We’ve had it with the gross disrespect and ridiculing at any given chance. Brag all you want but learn to respect people who have made sacrifices for you to “eat” today!
There were people before you and there will be people after you. We are grown men and women who also have families, you don’t open your mouth and spew anything anyhow”.