Kenyan producer Magix Enga claims he was paid $900 by American rapper 6ix9ine’s team to drop copyright claims after accusing him of sampling his beats without permission.
Magix Enga accused the controversial rapper of using his beats in the intro of his new jam “Gooba” uploaded on Youtube.
After spending 16 months in federal prison on charges of racketeering, carrying a firearm and assault with a dangerous weapon, 6ix9ine finally dropped his awaited song but things didn’t go exactly as planned thanks to the producer.
The song was pulled down from Youtube just minutes after upload following Enga’s claims.
Surprisingly, Enga, in an interview with Rap TV, said he took the money but after going to sleep, woke up with a better idea …. why not ask for credit instead?
“Some guys called me and they were like, ‘You took the song down and we want to pay you and you put the song back as quickly as possible ’cause he’s Tekashi,'” Magix Enga said in the interview.
“And I was like, ‘OK. So, how much do you offer?’ And the guys, they say they want to offer 1000 Gs, which is $100,000 Kenyan money. And I was like…I was 50/50 about that, but I decided to forgive the guy and take the money, but the next day I was like, hmmm…I need the credit. So, yesterday, I refunded the money.”
We are very familiar with how flashy 6ix9ine’s team splashes cash. The rapper recently found himself on the wrong side of social media for flaunting hordes of cash on Instagram… and that was just another day of his flashy life.
However, this time round, 6ix9ine wasn’t feeling philanthropic, especially, to some African producer trying to steal his shine.
His team claims they didn’t pay a dime.
“We investigated this claim and found that it was fraudulent,” 6ix9ine’s statement reads. “No monetary settlement was offered by anyone in our camp.”
Youtube dismissed the claims later on and Gooba went on to hit 38.9 million views in just a day, surpassing Eminem’s “Kill Shot” for the most views for a hip-hop video in 24 hours.
But Enga urged people to watch it now because soon, it might not be there. He’s still working on it getting pulled down
“You know, they just took my sound and they used it the whole intro their video and without paying, not even a penny,” he said.
Watch his interview with Rap TV: