While speaking in an interview with PUNCH, Popular Nigerian rapper, Olarenwaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name as Vector tha Viper, who said he may look like a gentleman but is not afraid of confrontations, has opened up on why he is upset with his fellow rapper, M.I Abaga.
Recall that few weeks ago, Jude Abaga a.k.a M.I, released a song, “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives”, where he criticised all rappers in Nigeria, saying they were not as good as South African rappers, and didn’t project Nigerian rappers in a good light, and after the release of the song, Vector admitted that he wasn’t happy about it.
The Hip hop artist, Vector, an encounter with Sunday Scoop, said he was upset with M.I because he felt there were better ways he could have addressed the issue rather than going public and comparing Nigerian rappers with South African rappers.
“No matter how much your parents flog you, they will not tell outsiders that you are a stupid child. He doesn’t have to say it openly that SA rappers are ‘killing’ Nigerian rappers.
“I have never said this before, but the simple truth is that we shouldn’t wash our dirty linen in public. It is fine to discipline people at home and I support that. If your children mess up, you can discipline them.
“When Jay-Z released the Death of Auto-Tune, he addressed everyone and said they should all go back to rap music. He didn’t say a group of rappers is doing better than one group. I didn’t like the fact that he called out Nigerian rappers openly and was comparing us with SA rappers.”
Speaking on why he has not collaborated with MI on a song all these years, he said it was just unfortunate that whenever they wanted to work together, something always came up.
“We tried to work together on two different occasions, but it just didn’t happen. The first time was when he sent a beat to me to work on and he was supposed to be on the remix of my song, King Kong. Classiq later took his verse and did very well. We can still do something together later in the future. It is music; it is nothing serious,” he noted.