Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has described his fellow musician, Jupitar’s interpretation of his song ‘Migraine’ as a reflection of himself.
Jupitar in a couple of social media post insinuated that a line in Stonebwoy’s latest single, ‘Migraine’ took a swipe at him.
According to Jupitar, his recent endorsement as the only true dancehall artistes by Music Producer and Programs director of Hitz FM, Mark Okraku Mantey may have sparked the jealousy that led to the release of what he termed as a ‘diss track’ (Migraine) from Stonebwoy.
“It all boils down to when Mark Okraku Mantey endorsed me the best dancehall artiste so maybe he also wants to prove a point. He is trying to prove a point but he should come boldly and do it, because is normal, it showbiz,” he said.
Jupitar told Joy News’ MzGee he was disappointed his colleague Stonebwoy showed no sense of remorse after social media went frenzy over the import of the song, with fans of both artistes throwing jabs at each other.
Though Stonebwoy’s management via social media cautioned that the ‘Jupiter’ mentioned in the song had nothing to do the artiste and rather refers to the planet, Jupiter, the dancehall act was not convinced or enthused hence released a song titled ‘W.A.R’ within 24 hours to address the issue.
“The funny thing is that his manager, Cedi has my number and he himself Stonebwoy has my number, it is ego. He went ahead posted the song and mentioned Jupiter thinking people will talk and I will just ignore and let it go? No,” he stressed
“At the end of the day, I also have fans and people are judging due to our type of work and I also need to maintain my title, maintain my joy and maintain my space,” Jupitar, who insisted that Stonebwoy could have used any other planet but Jupiter, said.
However, Stonebwoy, who just returned from Jamaica, indicated in an interview with MzGee that ‘Migraine’ was not directed at Jupitar or any other artiste.
He describes his colleague’s reaction as unfortunate, adding that he cannot be held liable for the misconception.
He questioned why his colleague did not see his mention of the planet Jupiter in the ‘Migraine’ track in a positive light?
“That line can never be for Jupitar. When I write my song, I address issues and people take it their own way. Jupitar is showing how he has taken it and I cannot stop that.
“He knows deep down his heart that I am not referring to him…For anyone to see this differently it means that what they have in their mind,” Stonebwoy opined.
He refuted Jupitar’s assertion that Mark’s endorsement instigated ‘Migraine’.
“I do dancehall musician sometimes I do contemporary. I am versatile and Ghana knows that. I do not see any reason why I personally should be interested in seeing people in my space, not progress.
“If Mark applauds Jupitar, that is good for Jupitar, it is good for him to stand up on that (endorsement) and keep making moves but It doesn’t mean I do not do dancehall that I think I do,” Stonebwoy noted.
Asked if he had listened to Jupitar’s ‘W.A.R’ track, Stonebwoy revealed he had made himself a promise never to.
Stonebwoy, who was born and breed in the Ashaiman Municipality, got back from Jamaica to see the street to his home in Ashaiman named after him.