Nairobi based Tanzanian music producer Dr Sappy has finally spoken up on the beat down he received from Redsan earlier this week.
According to the beat maker, the bone of contention was copyright and royalties on ‘The Baddest’ album, which Redsan launched last Saturday. Sappy says he had agreed with Redsan to have a sit down with Sony Music before the launch but the ‘Shoulder Back’ hitmaker did not come through.
“We agreed to work on the album and afterwards, we’ll figure out issues to do with copyright. The agreement was that we would have a sit-down with Sony Music (where Redsan is signed) on Friday 14 before the Saturday performances to figure out the matter.
“The agreement was that we would go for the band practice, appearances and interviews together but that was not to be,” Sappy said.
He further claims that even after the album dropped on Saturday, Redsan was yet to communicate with him.
“I figured that with the Tiwa Savage saga, he was probably under pressure and he’d explain later as to why he went silent. On Sunday, Redsan called me but I did not receive his calls as I was out of town. I travelled back to Nairobi on Monday,” Sappy said.
He continued: “Come Monday, he caught me off-guard as he showed up at my studio demanding to know why I did not receive his calls.”
“Nikamuuliza ni nini bro? Mbona wakuja hivi? Sijapokea simu ni simu yangu, naeza pokea ama nisipokee.”
Sappy said that Redsan accused him of being spiteful yet he (Redsan) had played a vital role in his(Sappy) career.
Their verbal confrontation turned physical after Redsan slapped Sappy.
“I was left wondering why he beat me up yet I hadn’t spoken negatively about him to the press or insulted him,” lamented the producer.
Sappy now says he will not take legal action against Redsan over the assault as it is a non-issue. He is, however, working with his legal team to seek legal redress for his work on the album.