The music industry is no stranger to drama, and the latest feud between DJ Maphorisa and Prince Kaybee is proof that things can get heated.
The disagreement between the two artists revolves around the issue of master rights, with DJ Maphorisa asserting his ownership over the songs recorded in his studio, while Prince Kaybee advocates for the sharing of intellectual property.
Prince Kaybee took to Twitter to voice his opinion, questioning the idea that simply buying Nando’s and lights would entitle someone to claim ownership over an entire song.
Growing up I’ve changed my beliefs. I now believe in working together on creative projects is about the IP sharing. So someone must write a song, produce a beat and craft it and you own everything cause you bought Nando’s and lights? https://t.co/t89Uw84Uio
— K A B I L L I O N (@PrinceKaybee_SA) January 30, 2024
DJ Maphorisa wasted no time in responding, sparking a heated debate between the two. But the drama didn’t stop there. In an Instagram live session, DJ Maphorisa couldn’t resist taking a jab at Prince Kaybee.
Mocking him for constantly flaunting his eggplant, DJ Maphorisa referred to Prince Kaybee as a pornstar, suggesting that his popularity is solely based on his habit of exposing his private bits.
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvooBarryRouxx) January 31, 2024
While it’s entertaining to witness these clashes in the music industry, it’s important to remember that egos can sometimes overshadow the art itself.
Both DJ Maphorisa and Prince Kaybee have made significant contributions to the South African music scene, and it would be a shame if their differences hindered collaboration and creativity.
Perhaps it’s time for these talented artists to put their egos aside and focus on what truly matters – making great music that resonates with their fans. After all, in the end, it’s the music that speaks the loudest.