Management of Ghanaian artiste, King Promise have responded to threats by Yasmin Behzadi, a Dubai-based Businesswoman to sue him for not fulfilling his contractual obligations.
A statement released Tuesday says the expenditure claims made by Behzadi is “due to her own unilateral decisions and luxurious lifestyles, even if she indeed has spent that much,” and that Promise “became a puppet” whilst working with Behzadi because his creativity “was stifled.”
Days ago, Behzadi threaten to sue the ‘Oh Yeah’ crooner for not sticking by their contract. She claimed to have invested heavily in the latter’s career only to be met with ungratefulness.
She told Andy Dosty on Hitz FM, she spent more than $150,000 on high budget music videos shoots in Dubai, travelling, expenses, luxury cars, Hollywood producers, and promotions.
Read full statement by management of King Promise below.
STATEMENT TO CLARIFY ISSUES RAISED BY YASMIN BEHZADI
Our attention has been drawn to a series of allegations made by one Yasmin Behzadi against Gregory Promise Bortey Newman popularly known as, King Promise.
It is not our interest to engage in public spats of exchanges with Yasmin Behzadi, but what we seek to do is merely to clarify the issues as put out by her in order to bring some form of closure.
King Promise worked with Yasmin Behzadi and Producer Ced Solo on an EP which was titled ‘African King” in 2014. The first single of that EP was ‘No Problems’ as rightly stated by her. King Promise being a creative person was stifled and restricted from working and producing music under the EP.
There were countless times King Promise was refused from working on features with artistes because Yasmin had issues with them. He became a puppet under the contract with Yasmin. As a businesswoman, Yasmine should know that returns on investments don’t come right after investments are made especially in the music business.
It takes a while for these investments to mature. She asked for profits a month after the release of ‘Thank God’ which was produced by Killbeatz in 2016. Killbeatz explained the nature of music business to her which she neglected. Her claims of spending $150,000 was due to her own unilateral decisions and luxurious lifestyles, even if she indeed has spent that much.
Yasmin gave up along the line when her financial expectations were not being met, to the extent of calling King Promise ‘a waste product’. It was at this point that Killbeatz, signed King Promise onto his Legacy Life Entertainment Label and started everything at fresh. Killbeatz enlightened King Promise about the music business and supported him into releasing all his hit songs till date.
These include but not limited to, ‘Double Trouble’, ‘Oh Yeah’, ‘Hey Sexy’, ‘Selfish’.
It is instructive to note that Yasmin has not invested a dime in any of King Promise’ recent projects(Songs) and so her claim of spending $150000 is preposterous and smacks of an individual with the intent to reap what she has not sown.
King Promise is forever grateful for what Yasmine did for him in his early days of experimenting with music and still sees her as a big sister.