Tyler ICU, a popular DJ and producer, has recently responded to allegations about the ownership of his hit song “Mnike.” The co-creators of the song, Nandipha808 and Ceeka RSA, claimed that Tyler ICU and DJ Maphorisa put their names on the song without proper credit.
Clearing the Air
In a Space conversation with a controversial blogger, Tyler ICU cleared the air and stated that everyone had been credited accordingly. He believes that this is an attempt to taint his brand because he is now getting more gigs due to the success of the song.
“I didn’t finesse anybody. I work with people all the time. I worked with a bunch of producers [and] no-one has ever come out to say I robbed them and sh*t. Only these kids because they feel pressured that I am gigging. It just so happens that the song is a hit and I am getting more gigs,” Tyler ICU said.
The Song’s Ownership
According to Tyler ICU, the song belongs to him, Tumelo, DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha, Ceekara, and Tyronedee. He wrote on his timeline: “The song is mine and Tumelo’s, including DJ Maphorisa, Nandipha, Ceekara and Tyronedee.”
Gratitude for Support
In another post, Tyler ICU thanked his supporters who had helped make the song a success. He had previously not been in a good place and is grateful for the support he has received.
“Thank you so much. I thank you guys for being such great supporters in my career. This is life-changing not only to me but also to the people involved in the songs. Mostly thank God because I wouldn’t be here today. Those who know that at the beginning of the year I had it bad, that I was nearly gone from this world,” he wrote.
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