Resorting to legal action to resolve the ‘musical theft’ by Nigerian artiste, Burna Boy is not necessary, says A.I.
The ‘Grind’ hitmaker told JOY NEWS, it is better to leave things as they are now, and also because Burna Boy’s camp have removed the song from all online platforms.
“Some things are better left the way they are. We didn’t want to take it up. It wasn’t necessary…We saw that it wasn’t necessary.”
In 2017, Burna Boy decided to record a version of hit song ‘Grind’ by DJ Vision and A.I without their authorization. The Nigerian act called his remix ‘Chilling Chilling.’
He was called out on Twitter by A.I, leading to the former blocking the latter.
Read an August 2017 report on the issue.
Ghanaian Singer A.I. claims he warned Nigerian artiste Burna Boy against releasing a remix of street anthem ‘Grind.’
He disclosed that himself and his team were approached about the remix but a decision was not made before the Nigerian act released his remixed version of the song.
“They approached us that they will want to do the remix of Grind. So went ahead to do the remix and mastered ready for release, we were just getting business in order …… the next day we found out that he is releasing grind re-up (Chilling chilling)……. We went behind to tell them not to release the song and they went ahead to do it.” explained A.I to Joel Orleans on DryveOnY.
He also spoke about his reaction to the Nigerian star blocking him: “There was no reason why he blocked me, I still don’t get it.”