Brooks and Hasani Walters, STAR Writers
Dancehall artiste Mavado is denying claims that he ever recorded a song with Trinidadian artiste KMC which was a big part of Carnival 2010.
During an interview on Synergy TV in Trinidad, Mavado was asked about a song called On The Road that he supposedly did with Trinidadian artiste KMC in 2009 and was a big part of the 2010 Trinidad Carnival. When the song was played Mavado denied doing the song or even knowing who the other artiste on the track was.
"If you could listen that voice and listen Mavado, that's not me. That's someone trying to be Mavado, but that's definitely not me," he said in the interview while laughing, with a puzzled look on his face.
Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR, Mavado's manager, Julian Jones-Griffiths, also added that the voice in the song is definitely not that of Mavado.
"During the interview, Mavado's reaction was a surprised one. He looked at me and was puzzled. Everybody has been BBing, calling and asking about it. I also found out that it was a big song last year in Trinidad Carnival. I heard that he (KMC) was promoting it hard down there. But if you listen to the song closely, it's not Mavado. We have also heard songs from artistes like Skinny Fabulous and Baby Blue who say they have songs with him (Mavado), but it's not so. It's not the first time," he told THE WEEKEND STAR.
Since the interview, Jones-Griffiths said KMC has been handling the situation the wrong way.
"I think he's handling the situtaion wrong. He's going about saying that we're saying he's lying. We even did some radio shows after that and the first questions they ask is for Mavado to clear up the situation," he said.
Checks were made to KMC's Twitter page where he blatantly stated that Mavado is lying.
"Due to the overwhelming love I have received from my fans on Twitter and fb (Facebook) ect., I will do one press release of the- facts -of -Mavado lies," he said on Twitter on Wednesday.
He also made tweets saying Mavado is "not smart" and a "stupid artiste" for saying what he did during the interview.
But Mavado said this is not the first time something of this nature is happening to him.
"My first reaction was that it was neva nutten really too strange because people been doing those things. This is about the fourth to the fifth time people get songs saying a me sing it. Mi nuh know how it guh still, but that anuh me. If a man rate a artiste and do a song with samples and put it out mi can understand that still. Mi nuh take it nuh way at all an mi want it clear seh mi nah disrespect the artiste. It's not like it's the first time it's been happening," he told THE WEEKEND STAR.
Meanwhile, he said his career is right on track.
"Don't Wanna Be A Memory a gwaan good. It a get whole heap of radio play and the people dem love it. I'm working on other great songs and I'm looking to drop the great song Delilah because the people have been waiting for it for a while and we think now is the right time to drop it. Mi just a gwaan lock down the world as usual yuh nuh," Mavado said.