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 any more, the matter is now with my lawyers,” read her statement.
Nomcebo’s statement landed both her, Master KG, and their song Jerusalema on the Twitter trends on Sunday.
“Can you confirm that you received R1.5m so far from Jerusalema?” he asked before adding that Nomcebo had not paid him for their other song together, Xola Moya Wam.
The DJ, who is currently on tour in France and living his best life as he promotes his new song Shine Your Light featuring David Guetta and Akon, also alleged that the vocalist was getting greedy and wanted more than what was “due to her”.
“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 added.
He added that he didn’t understand why she was catching feelings when he began his tour and excluded her.
“Last year Nomcebo started Jerusalema tour without me and I never had a problem and few weeks back I started my tour and then Nomcebo went to the media and created a story that I’m leaving her behind … I don’t really know why things must be like this,” Master KG tweeted.
Master KG added that in time the truth would be revealed.
“I’m tired of being hated for lies,” he said.
TshisaLIVE reached out to Open Mic record label for comment and they had not responded at the time of publishing this article.