‘I’m sorry that you feel that way but I disagree’ – Sarkodie tells Samini over collaboration brouhaha
Award-winning rapper, Sarkodie has apologised for any hard feelings he may have caused dancehall artiste, Samini.
Samini accused him of ignoring his requests to collaborate after the duo had linked up for Sarkodie’s ‘Love Rocks’ in 2014.
The dancehall artiste called Sarkodie out on social media for supposedly expressing reluctance to jump on the former’s projects.
But speaking on Hitz FM on Tuesday, Sarkodie insisted that utterances must have come from a “certain place” for which reason he would need more details.
On the back of that, the Landlord, as he is popularly known, says he will respond accordingly once he is furnished with the full facts of the matter from Samini himself.
Shortly after this reaction, Samini joined the conversation over the phone. He re-echoed his sentiments to host, Andy Dosty, who sought a response from the ‘Country Side’ crooner.
“Him feeling like that, I don’t have any control over that. I can only say sorry about how he feels. Not necessarily because I agree with everything he is saying,” Sarkodie said.
While acknowledging the outburst, Sarkodie, however, indicated that he does not agree with the rationale behind his accusations.
He said that there are many reasons why instances like these occur.
Per his clarification, he is sometimes hesitant to do certain features “not because the music is not good”, but “you can hear a song that is so good but maybe you don’t hear yourself and then you’re trying to find a pocket in the song and then one day you do it.”
“There are some songs when they sent it to you, it’s like two seconds. Maybe probably, if I send you a song and you loved it at the moment, you did it. I didn’t figure it out and I’m not talking about him, it could happen,” he said.
In 2014, Sarkodie tapped into Samini’s reggae dexterity and released ‘Love Rocks’.
The reggae track was hailed as a great collaboration between the rap and reggae circles in the country.
Nearly a decade on, there appears to be some bad blood between the two artistes, at least from Samini’s perspective.
A sudden rant by Samini on Twitter suggests some pain he is harbouring about a past situation with Sarkodie over expected collaborations.
It was triggered by a fan who asked the dancehall artistes when fans could expect another collaboration from the duo.
Samini’s response was one that many did not expect.
“Not sure I’ll need a verse from sark but if he ever does need one I’m not interested and that’s facts. He knows this himself.. )y3 Alo sometimes and I don’t play that.
He says the ‘No Pressure’ crooner’s supposed reluctance to give a concrete response to requests for features affected his 2021 Burning EP.
“Yes or no be a problem for am so e go slow you and your project go dull …, he did it to me on burning EP,” he replied.
The Twitter user, AmarexJay, further probed if the problem at the time may have been a matter of mixing business with pleasure.
He accused Sarkodie of share unwillingness to return the 9-year-old favour.
According to him, his verse on Sarkodie’s ‘Love Rock’ was done for free and delivered in 24 hours.
This is why he considers the rapper a hypocrite.
“He’s just Allo [sic] when it comes to returning favours,” adding that “unlike him, I do my own hooks and verses and I don’t need features to blow. Like I die lol.”
In that same tweet, he poked Sarkodie; “Sarkodie, you know what time it is we shoot direct.”