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Stonebwoy opens up on Mr Drew’s song theft brouhaha

Stonebwoy has said he did not have any idea that ‘Eat’ by Mr. Drew, which he was featured on, was a cover of singer Rotimi’s ‘Love Riddim’.

His comment comes after the video for ‘Eat’ was taken off all streaming platforms for copyright issues.

One Ghanaian had reported to Rotimi that his song ‘Love Riddim’ had been stolen and remastered to produce ‘Eat’.

Speaking on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, Stonebwoy said Mr Drew had requested to be featured on the song because it was good.

Stonebwoy said he later found out, through his brother’ that ‘Eat’ sounded exactly like Rotimi’s song, ‘Love Riddim’

“I reached out to him on Instagram and he said it was a cover. Then, I said ‘if it is cover just do what you have to do because people do covers’,” he told Andy Dosty, host of the show.

He stated that he asked Mr. Drew to go through the needed procedures before releasing the song.

The Dancehall artiste said that when he was informed that the song was taken down, after the release, he questioned whether the original owners felt ‘Eat’ was bigger than theirs.

Stonebwoy said that he never assumed that the issues with copyright had not been solved.

 

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