My statement on Zlatan-Cuppy feud is false — Israel DMW
NEWS DIGEST – An aide to singer Davido, Afeare Israel has apologised to DJ Cuppy over the ‘false’ allegations he made regarding her feud with Zlatan Ibile.
NEWS DIGEST reported that Israel DMW revealed why Zlatan Ibile blocked Cuppy on Instagram and WhatsApp social media.
According to Isreal who is Davido’s personal logistics manager, he claimed that despite the commercial success of the 2019 hit song, Gelato, by DJ Cuppy and Zlatan. The disc jockey did not compensate Zlatan. He further alleged that the disc jockey took Zlatan for her fundraiser in Abua where she made billions of naira but she never paid Zlatan neither did she cater to his accommodation.
He wrote, “Kudos to someone like Zlatan, who took a bold step by flushing a full fake friend like Cuppy who was just using his head all in the name of my papa na Otedola. Zlatan did a hit collabo with her, ordinary one kobo, he no see. She also took Zlatan to Abuja for her fundraising where she made billions of naira and didn’t even remember Zee for one kobo until tomorrow. No accommodation, no feeding. Zlatan had to even spend his own personal money at Transcorp Hilton to carter for everyone including me. Dis na 2021 abeg.”
Zlatan during an interview declared that he does not know who Cuppy is amid the feud.
After the allegations by Davido’s logistics manager, Cuppy had earlier threatened to sue Isreal DMW for claiming she didn’t pay Zlatan after their collaboration for ‘Gelato’.
In a letter served on February 10, Babajide Koku & Co., Cuppy’s solicitors, stated that there was no contractual breach in her deal with Zlatan.
According to the letter, Isreal DMW was also given a seven-day ultimatum to apologise for defamation and retract his claims.
However, in a video shared on social media on Thursday, Isreal acknowledged he wasn’t fully aware of the situation before making a “false” claim on it.
“I want to apologise to Cuppy Otedola for my post on her and Zlatan’s issue. I’m very sorry for the embarrassment it has caused you, your person, and your family. Please don’t be offended,” he can be seen saying in the video.
“It will never happen again. I’m sorry the statement is false. It was actually what I heard. We’ve been good friends for many years, including your dad. Please, Cuppy, don’t be offended.”