I haven’t received a dime for my song with Shatta Wale – Michy reveals
Shatta Michy, a Ghanaian singer and social media influencer also known as the ex-girlfriend of dancehall musician Shatta Wale, has spoken out about not getting paid for her tracks, including the well-known single “Low Tempo.”
Michy , who also serves as the anchor of Movement TV, admitted that she was unaware of the money generated by her music career and claimed that despite working with Shatta Wale, she had not been paid a single cedi in royalties.
“I have not received a single cedi from any song I’ve made. So far as it is connected with that page [Shatta Wale’s Youtube] I’ve not earned anything,” she disclosed.
One of the panelists mentioned during the conversation that her song Low Tempo has over 5 million views and since her ex-partner and son’s father’s account is monetized, it will also mean some money for her.
Despite the success of her songs, Michy admitted in her response that she hasn’t yet made any money from her musical endeavors.
According to Michy, she was curious to find a way to claim what is rightfully hers as it was her intellectual property.
“Do you know of a way I can take it? It’s 5 million views now? Wow,” a shell-shocked Michy exclaimed.
Despite her initial shock and utter amazement, Michy also acknowledged that she treads carefully when it comes to certain individuals, implying that she does not want to engage in unnecessary conflicts or jeopardize the situation with the Dancehall singer further.
“When it comes to some people I don’t want to pick up fights with them. I need to drink water before we sign off. Don’t put me in trouble,” she cautioned.
Currently not on speaking terms, Shatta Michy, his ex-fiance, has impacted Shatta Wale’s ability to support his son’s scholastic expenses as well as his connection with his kid.
He has in the past claimed that Michy has kept him from seeing his kid, a claim that she has angrily refuted on numerous occasions.
“It’s just sad that she doesn’t want to take that pain out. What sin have I caused that she doesn’t even allow me to see my son? Shatta Michy is a very nice person. I wouldn’t want to come out and say bad things about her. I love her because we’ve been through a lot. She was there when I didn’t have anything until I got something,” he said.
She said, “I can say he discovered that part of me in a more professional way as a profession. But I have always been singing in high school and church. Saturday entertainment I’m there.”
“Yes, I have some songs written for me by Shatta Wale, and I will release them and give him the credit for writing,” she added.