If you have followed the drama surrounding Ayanda Jiya’s “Queen EP” removal from online platforms, then you know it is a serious one. However, several tabloids and news sites have pointed fingers at rapper, Kwesta for his alleged involvement in it. Well, Kwesta says he has nothing to do with it.
ZALebs previously reported that the song “Love Me”, featured on the EP was produced by Kwesta. But, he lost money because he and Ayanda did not see eye to eye. They go on to state that her producer “Zeph” claims to have ownership of the EP, a claim Ayanda has denied.
Speaking to Sunday World, Jiya revealed that she wrote the songs for the EP, and sent to him. She also claims to have contributed financially to its production.
“I wrote the songs and sent them to him for production in his studio and also contributed financially for the production of the EP.
“So what happened was that he wanted 50% of the royalties of the EP and royalties from my gig. I was not comfortable with giving him 50% of my performance fees because that meant that he would be entitled to an equal share of all my gigs even if he does not go to perform with me,”
In a released statement, Kwesta has distanced himself from all the drama.
“It is with great concern that Kwesta has been included in tabloids pertaining Ayanda Jiya’s lates EP: “Queen” being removed from digital music platforms. Kwesta only involvement in this EP was a feature on a song titled “Love Me”, produced by Zeph. The song was sent to him to add a verse, of which in conclusion he did and returned to the artist,”
– Duma Collective on behalf of Kwesta.