Talented singer King Promise has rubbished claims by Dubai-based businesswoman that he has neglected her.
According to him, he was forced to leave the businesswoman, Yasmin Behzadi because she said he was a “waste product”.
Ms Behzadi had threatened to take legal action and is crying of neglect after allegedly doling out huge sums of money to help build the talented musician’s career.
Famed for being the woman behind rapper Sarkodie’s clothing line, Sark Collection, the businesswoman is angry that King Promise does not recognise her for her immense contribution to his career.
Venting her anger and disappointment in an interview with Andy Dosty on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Friday, Yasmin Basadi stated that she started the musical career of King Promise.
She narrated that, after signing him and helping change his name from Boy P to King Promise, she set up YB Records to help push the talented musician’s music.
According to her, she spent in excess of $150,000 on high budget music videos shoots in Dubai, travelling, expenses, luxury cars, Hollywood producers, and promotions.
But reacting to the allegations, King Promise said in a statement that, “Her [Yasmin Behzadi] claims of spending $150,000 was due to her own unilateral decisions and luxurious lifestyles, even if she indeed has spent that much.”
He explained that the businesswoman treated the musician like a “puppet” and “Yasmin gave up along the line when her financial expectations were not being met, to the extent of calling King Promise ‘a waste product’.”
Read the full statement below:
STATEMENT TO CLARIFY ISSUES RAISED BY YASMIN BEHZADI
Our attention has been drawn to a series of allegations made by one Yasmin Behzadi against Gregory Promise Bortey Newman popularly known as, King Promise.
It is not our interest to engage in public spats of exchanges with Yasmin Behzadi, but what we seek to do is merely to clarify the issues as put out by her in order to bring some form of closure.
King Promise worked with Yasmin Behzadi and Producer Ced Solo on an EP which was titled ‘African King” in 2014. The first single of that EP was ‘No Problems’ as rightly stated by her. King Promise being a creative person was stifled and restricted from working and producing music under the EP.
There were countless times King Promise was refused from working on features with artistes because Yasmin had issues with them. He became a puppet under the contract with Yasmin. As a businesswoman, Yasmine should know that returns on investments don’t come right after investments are made especially in the music business.
It takes a while for these investments to mature. She asked for profits a month after the release of ‘Thank God’ which was produced by Killbeatz in 2016. Killbeatz explained the nature of music business to her which she neglected. Her claims of spending $150,000 was due to her own unilateral decisions and luxurious lifestyles, even if she indeed has spent that much.
Yasmin gave up along the line when her financial expectations were not being met, to the extent of calling King Promise ‘a waste product’. It was at this point that Killbeatz, signed King Promise onto his Legacy Life Entertainment Label and started everything at fresh. Killbeatz enlightened King Promise about the music business and supported him into releasing all his hit songs till date.
These include but not limited to, ‘Double Trouble’, ‘Oh Yeah’, ‘Hey Sexy’, ‘Selfish’.
It is instructive to note that Yasmin has not invested a dime in any of King Promise’ recent projects(Songs) and so her claim of spending $150000 is preposterous and smacks of an individual with the intent to reap what she has not sown.
King Promise is forever grateful for what Yasmine did for him in his early days of experimenting with music and still sees her as a big sister.