Mzansi rapper Emtee has finally spoken out about his financial status, which has left him without a home or a car.
The rapper spoke to TshisaLive that he is doing what he can to survive. Emtee revealed that his wife and kids have moved in with his in-laws while he tries to find a new place for them and also negotiate an exit from his record label, Ambitiouz Entertainment.
News of Emtee wanting to exit the label went viral last week after the rapper took to Twitter to share the hashtag, #FreeEmtee, and listed his frustrations with the label, which included being told who he could and couldn’t work with.
According to TshisaLive, Emtee confirmed that he wanted to leave the label, but on an “as clean as possible” basis.
“It is true. It is unfortunate about the how. I am trying at the moment but unfortunately I am surrounded by a lot of people. That is a life for the next person. I don’t blame anyone for saying that they feel is going on but they need to be sensitive to what is happening behind the scenes.”
Emtee also confirmed the rumours about him losing his car and house but said it had nothing to do with Ambitiouz Entertainment.
“They [Ambitiouz Entertainment] didn’t repossess the house and cars. I don’t have it any more. They helped me get it but it wasn’t part of the contract. It was simply that I had problems with the maintenance and it is a matter between myself and the agents.”
Emtee also revealed that he didn’t have a stable home at the moment either.
“I just kind of go where I can. My family isn’t with me, they are with Avery’s grandmother at the moment. I miss my kids but I try to be with them every day.”
Emtee met with the Ambitiouz bosses over the meeting, which he described as “nice”, to discuss among other things, a way he can be released from his contract.
“That is the goal. I don’t want to do it in a bad way. I am trying to be as genuine as possible. It is unfortunate that artists in the past have left the way they did, it is not how it usually happens. There are certain things that are not being done for me. Mistakes are not being rectified. I hope it will be resolved soon.”
“Kogosi [Mahumapelo, who is Ambitiouz owner] doesn’t want me to leave, but it isn’t up to him and I made it clear that I want a new start. If I do things the right way, I believe that it will be resolved. I still wanna make music. I have been through the most and I am unbreakable. I am not angry or mad. I will get through this,” said Emtee.
Emtee stands by his decision to leave for his own future and to be an example to his kids.
“I am trying to do this for my kids. I want them to see me as an example. I want them to see that I stick by my word and I had the balls to leave.”
Earlier today, Briefly.co.za reported that after reports that Mzansi rapper, Emtee’s record label, Ambitiouz Entertainment, had repossessed all of his cars and house hit the streets, the label has come forward to clarify its actions.
At first the label’s boss, Kgosi, denied the claims of repossession in an article published in the Sunday Sun last week, saying they were untrue.
They wrote: "We will be releasing an official statement in 30 min after clearing it with legal cousin."
Ambitiouz Entertainment also tweeted that the company is being forced to divulge information about the affairs of the artists, which they were not happy about.
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