The year 2016 will go down in history as the year with most beefs, drama and fights in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
The latest in the series of fights is between respected jockey, Dj Jimmy Jatt and controversial singer, Terry G.
It happened last night at the first edition of ‘D’GOOD, D’BASH & D’FUNNY’ a concert by comedian Hammed Basheer popularly known as Bash which held at Shell Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos.
An eye witness told THENETNG that during Terry G’s performance, ‘he overstayed his time, and even said if he’s not allowed to finish his performance, he’ll cause trouble. Then the DJ played another artiste’s song and Terry went over to give him a terrible slap, smashed the microphone on the stage and left’.
DJ Phreez who happens to be a trainee DJ under Dj Jimmy Jatt was the one playing and was unlucky to have been at the receiving end of the ‘hot’ slap.
THENETNG reached out to Terry G who defended his actions saying, ‘While I was performing, I didn’t know there was a time frame and people were feeling my performance. No one told me to stop performing, all of a sudden the DJ played someone else’s song. I was angry and emotional at the same time and even the crowd complained about the DJ’s behavior. I guess that’s why I did what I did, but I’ve apologised to him’.
When we reached out to Jimmy Jatt who seemed pretty upset with Terry G, he said,‘I think it was a reaction of an unruly artiste. The DJ has been coordinating the performances without issues. Terry G wasn’t even billed to perform. He called the organiser and begged to perform then they gave him a time frame and he used more than his time. The organisers used their voice-over guy to call him from the backstage that his time was over and he said if he hears the voice he’ll cause trouble’.
Dj Jimmy Jatt who was in the audience continued to say, ‘Then he went on to perform about three more songs. He was messing up and people were leaving while he was performing. The organisers were losing crowd and they went to tell the DJ to stop playing his songs so Terry G can get off the stage.
‘But he didn’t leave the stage – he continued performing and making music with his bell and he wasn’t leaving still, so they went back to the DJ and told him to play another artiste’s song, and my boy obliged.
‘All of a sudden, Terry G walked straight to the DJ and gave him the most dazzling of slaps, the boy was dazed. Then he left the venue immediately because I went back stage immediately to try and talk to him. I was pissed and was going to shut down the performance for the night but I thought of it again because it wasn’t the organisers fault’.
When asked if he’ll press charges against Terry G, he said, ‘I personally will request a public apology from him just so we have a gentleman’s agreement, because I feel I was the one slapped. Apart from that, if it wasnt my boy involved and an artiste slaps a DJ in my presence, I’ll stand up for the DJ’.