Now, this is a bitter pill to swallow! Just think of how we all danced to the Jerusalema song and praised both Nomcebo Zikode and Master KG not knowing that she hasn’t even seen a cent from the song. The Xola Moya Wam hitmaker has been quiet about not being paid for the global song but now she’s dragging each and every person involved to court.
Nomcebo revealed that she’s yet to receive a cent from the song’s profits and is now taking her fight to court. Taking to social media on Sunday morning the songstress said that the global success of the viral hit song had not translated into money for her and alleged that she was instead being ridiculed and that her contributions were being “minimised” by the record label.
“Thank you to all the fans of #jerusalema you have made my dreams a reality, with attaining a global hit song. My voice and lyrics have transcended globally, but I still await what is due to me. I have not been paid a cent by the label for #jerusalema despite the song’s global success. I have been ridiculed, with efforts to marginalise my contribution,” Nomcebo said.
The singer said the continued love and support from fans of #jerusalema had been her strength and anchor during this difficult time, however, she was ready to fight and the matter was now with her legal representatives.
“I, as a female artist, can’t stay silent on this anymore, the matter is now with my lawyers,” her statement read.
— #XolaMoyaWamAlbum #Indlela (@Nomcebozikode) July 11, 2021
However, Master KG tried defending himself but it seems like he knew he wasn’t telling the truth. He went to quickly delete the tweet where he initially wrote: “Can you confirm that you received R1.5m so far from Jerusalema?
“And again, Nomcebo can you tell these people that you are demanding a bigger percentage than mine on this song
“The agreement of Jerusalema is 50/50 between me and Nomcebo but wants 70% and I must get 30%,” he wrote. Well, we do have the screenshots for you. Check them out below: