- A house DJ, by the name of DJ Lamondro, has stepped forward and accused Cassper of stealing his lyrics
- Apparently he released a song with the line, 'Gets Getsa', back in March this year, way before Cassper
- Cassper has denied stealing lyrics, and so, the matter has been taken to to copyright specialist, Graeme Gilfillan
Cassper Nyovest can never have a clean run, well, at least not for long. DJ Lamondro has accused him of stealing a verses for his 2018 killer hit, Gets Getsa 2.0.
Speaking to Sunday World, Lamondro stated that he had produced his track back in March this year, months before Cassper’s new album was even heard by the public.
The track was then posted on Tshwane music website in June, and performed at many popular vibe spots in Pretoria.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the vocalist who featured on Lamondro’s track, Shakirah, was the one who initially picked up on the fact that Cassper has used lyrics which Lamando and she had written.
Lamondro feels that it is poor, on Cassper’s part, to steal lyrics and not even have the decency to ask, let alone recognise or compensate him for it.
“What I need is for Cassper Nyovest to recognise me, even if he gives me R2 or R100 000, it doesn't matter," stated the "amapiano" producer.
Cassper wasted no time in responding to the allegations. He stated that he does not even know this guy, nor does he know his song.
He feels that this guy is trying to take a free ride to fame on his name.
“I credit everybody I worked with so I prefer not to comment coz I don't wanna give life to the story you are writing,” said Cassper.
However, it seems that Lamondro has it all wrong. He actually owes legendary kwaito star, Doc Shebeleza, some recognition and an apology, rather than trying to gun Cassper for a line that is not even his.
The verse ‘Gets Getsa’ originally comes from one of Doc Shebeleza’s old tracks and Cassper asked him for permission to use it, so Lamondro has no leg to stand on.
"Unlike him Cassper Nyovest sought authority from me to use this verse in his song,” highlighted Doc Shebeleza.
Despite Doc Shebeleza settling the matter and taking ownership of the line, Lamondro still believes that Cassper owes him.
Nhlanhla Peete of What What Music, Lamondro’s boss, stated that the matter to copyright specialist Graeme Gilfillan.
There is no concrete answer to settle the battle just yet. Gilfillan said that the work needs to be ‘checked carefully for one to know if the literary work is original or not’.
Time will tell whose lying, who’s paying up and who’s the original owner of the line that caused all this drama, ‘Gets Getsa’.
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