Dancehall artiste Stonebowy has revealed that he advised Mr. Drew to ensure all copyright issues related to his ‘pulled down song ‘Eat’, a cover song of American actor, singer, and model Rotimi was resolved before it’s release to the public.
Mr. Drew’s ‘Eat’ featuring Stonebowy has been pulled down by YouTube and all music channels by Rotimi for copyright.
According to the BET Award winner, he only jumped on the song as an act of support and also because he liked the song when he saw it on Instagram.
Mr. Drew has gone on the record to have said on Accra base Hit FM that the Burniton Music label boss, Stonebwoy was aware that the song was not an original one but he still opted to jump on it.
Setting the records straight on the same radio station, Stonebwoy stated he only got to know the song was a cover song after recording his own verse but upon knowing he advised him to seek permission from the original composer because recording cover songs was not a new thing in the industry.
“I did not know the song was a cover. I hit him up on Instagram because I liked it and he’s Kaywa’s boy. So I did it to support him”,
” It is not even Kaywa who called me because he knows I’m super busy and I did it(collaborate with Mr. Drew) because I always want to help. So if trouble has bounced back I think they should even reiterate the love that I have shown them on this thing”
“I finish recording my verse in my house and when I was playing it out loud my brother told me that the song may be someone’s song so I asked him to play the original song. When he played the beat of the original song I realized that it was the same. I reached out to him again via Instagram and asked him which he confirmed, I told him to do what he had to do because people do record cover songs,” Stonebowy told Andy Dosty.
source: Ghana Web