Kumasi-based Ghanaian rapper, YPee has dismissed the claim by fellow industry mate, Oseikrom Sikanii that he is paid GHC20,000 for a show in Kumasi.
Speaking during an appearance on The Delay Show, Ypee stated that he is the one who can command such high figures, not Oseikrom Sikanii.
The ‘Kwacha’ rapper who is up in arms with self-made Ghanaian rapper and former close friend, Oseikrom Sikani over dominance and popularity in the music industry emphasized his own standing within the music industry and his perceived worth as a performer.
“I am the one who is paid such bigger amounts, not Oseikrom Sikani. Who will give Oseikrom Sikani 20k in Kumasi?” he queried.
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Ypee further expressed his disbelief regarding the reported payment amount for Oseikrom Sikanii, implying that he is the artist who has the ability to demand such substantial fees for his performances in Kumasi.
“I am not sure he can charge that amount. I am the one who can charge those figures, not him,” he confidently asserted.
He further stressed that he was on a higher status than Oseikrom and the new crop of rappers hence he was a role model figure to him
“Oseikrom and co are my kids, I came to meet the likes of Flow Kingstone, Cabum and Strongamnan but in our generation, all these boys look up to me. They’re my kids,” he pointed out.
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Recall that in a previous interview, Oseikrom Sikani had indicated that he was the best rapper in Kumasi and could beat any of his competitors in a contest.
He further intimated that his source of wealth was from his shows including a recent Easter gig that paid him 20k by organisers.