Ghanaian musician, Kuami Eugene, has opened up about why he refused to work with fellow industry mate, Guru.
According to Eugene, Guru disrespected him and his entire family, a behaviour he can’t tolerate at all.
Guru in 2021 launched an attack on Kuami Eugene on social media and released ‘Who Born Dog?’ all to express disgust about the latter’s decision to not collaborate with him on a song.
Guru also in a series of tweets accused Kuami Eugene of being ungrateful and reminded him of how Karma will affect him if he left Lynx in the future.
At the time, Eugene explained why a collaboration had not been realized, saying: “Guru did not use the right channel. You want to feature me but you go to media houses to insult the man who made me.
“I wouldn’t have been Kuami Eugene but for Richie; so I expect that respect is accorded him no matter the differences that exist. I am under Lynx Entertainment and any song I produce needs to go through them.”
On The Delay Show aired on April 30, 2023, Eugene said he least expected Guru to go on that tangent, especially when the rapper is an adult.
“He is quick-tempered,” said Kuami Eugene. “It was a problem I wished they could have just solved it as elders in the industry.”
He added that for Guru to have attacked people around him [Eugene], is problematic.
“I didn’t have a problem with Guru but now, I have a problem with him because he has offended my family. He spent time in the studio to insult me and a man who claimed to be my father. Guru is a grown-up so I didn’t expect him to behave in that manner,” Eugene said.
The rift between Guru and Riche began when Guru requested a feature with either KiDi or Kuami Eugene, but the request was denied.
This led to Guru going to various media outlets and insulting members of Lynx management, including Richie himself.
Richie explained that he and his team decided to stay silent, but when Kuami Eugene was asked in an interview if he would feature Guru, he declined due to the disrespect shown towards his boss by Guru.
Richie defended Eugene’s comment, stating that there was nothing disrespectful about it and that he would have chastised his artist if he had spoken out of turn.
By: Pulse Ghana