Distruction Boyz admit stealing Omunye but the plot thickens
Distruction Boyz admit stealing Omunye.
Recently the gqom kings have been under fire for allegedly stealing the hit song Omunye from DJ Lag.
After refuting didn’t seize the flames, a series of meetings between the three parties put in a valiant effort to do so.
Agreements were reached between Distruction Boyz, their partner DJ Tira and the accuser DJ Lag, who brought in the expertise of Graeme Gilfillan, a copyright lawyer from Nisa Global Entertainment.
DJ Tira said: “We are in talks to try and resolve this issue peacefully for the sake of the sound that is currently ruling the SA dance scene and being warmly received internationally. We don’t want to spend the money we don’t have fighting.”
Deal or no deal?
Said agreement reached by all parties involved was that Distruction Boyz would share credit for the song, therefor receiving royalties and respect.
Well according to Tira, all deals are off the table.
The reason being is that the decision to share credit was in no way an admission of guilt, but rather a “peace offering.”
But now that the “peace offering” was leaked to the media, making it look like Distruction Boyz are guilty, the peace has turned to war.
“We had an agreement with them (on royalties). It was a decision that we made together. What came out over the weekend made us look like we were wrong. We never said that we were wrong. The other party didn’t do anything to help the situation. It showed us that this does not look like the people that we can reach an agreement with. It doesn’t look like it is going to work.”
Distruction Boyz admit stealing Omunye, but are now back peddling from peace with DJ Lag.
Here is a media statement from Distruction Boyz and DJ Tira.
— Distruction Boyz Album went GOLD (@DistructionB) 26 de marzo de 2018