Ambitiouz Entertainment Responds to Intaba Yase Dubai Over Claims That He Hasn’t Received Payment Yet

Ambitiouz Entertainment Responds to Intaba Yase Dubai Over Claims That He Hasn’t Received Payment Yet

  • South African artist Intaba Yase Dubai accused Ambittiouz Entertainment of not paying him for a feature he did with BIg Zulu and late rapper Riky Rick
  • Ambitiouz Entertainment has responded to the allegations saying that they have paid the artist his portion of the song's royalties
  • The record label also said the song was too big for the artists featured to not receive payment at all as it generated millions of streams

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Ambitiouz Entertainment is not new to payment scandals and now the label is caught in another scandal with artist Intaba Yase Dubai. The artist took to social media to claim that the record label pays him R3 700 monthly salary. The artist featured in a song with Big Zulu titled Imali Eningi and also shared that he quit music.

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Ambitiouz Entertainment, Intaba Yase Dubai, Mzansi, Sjava, Big Zulu
Intaba Yase Dubai claims he was not paid by Ambitiouz Entertainment. Image: @ intabayasedubainm
Source: Instagram

The record label has responded to the allegations with detailed proof of payment that said Inkabi Records and Ambitiouz Entertainment entered an agreement that states that Ambitiouz Entertainment has a 25% Mastership Ownership of the song Imali Eningi featuring Big Zulu, Ntaba Yase Dubai, and Riky Rick. They also said that they have fulfilled their obligations of paying the artist his portion of the royalties. Taking to Twitter, this is what Ambitiouz Entertainment said:

"AE have fulfilled it's obligation and paid Intaba Yase Dubai his portion of the proceeds received from IR as per the existing artist agreement between the label and Intaba Yase Dubai and confirms no royalty payment is outstanding.
"Based of the fact the Imali Eningi was a very big song which generated tens of millions of streams, AE believes that the song should have generated a significantly higher income than reported. We have therefore contested the royalty report. Requested supporting documents and hope to conduct an audit soon as provided for in the signed music agreement."

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Intaba Yase Dubai shared that it hurts to not receive payment from the record label for his feature on Twitter:

“Nothing in this world beats the pain of watching another man gain a lot of money from your hard work, while you are broke. I’m sorry but I hate features with all of my heart. Coz you have to act like we are all ok while only an individual is… Mali Eningi has reached over 12 Million streams. But I’m broke. Never got even R1.”

Big Zulu took to social media to give his side of the story:

Mzansi reacted to the record label explaining their side of the story with @mosheseaneho

"Y’all call yourselves ambitiouz entertainment, but the only ambitions y’all have is in destroying artist’s careers and leaving them emtee."

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@MaabuleM said:

"Intaba yase Dubai getting paid R3 700 monthly is actually insane, unfair and disrespectful. It's time people boycotted and cancelled Ambitiouz Entertainment. I just wish Ntaba listened when people warned him, instead he said he knows exactly what He's doing."

@ThapeloYW said:

Ambitiouz entertainment can call us "woke" all it wants, this is pure exploitation.

Others blame the artist as they've been warned by many others, @Khathu_M_ said:

"As much as I hate Ambitiouz Entertainment these artists needs to be held accountable for their Stupidity"

@AuntyKaBoy1 said:

"Wish artists could stop signing to Ambitiouz entertainment. If they exploited others what makes you think you are immune to exploitation? Stop letting your desperation to to get into the entertainment industry lead you into the arms of the devil."

@KuzMasinda added:

Are we still blaming Ambitiouz Entertainment or we blame these artists for continuosly joining the label despite being warned about it ?

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In other entertainment news, Briefly News previously reported that Ambitiouz Entertainment shared that they want to sign American rapper Kendrick Lamar. South African social media users mocked the record label and said that they are not stable enough and won't be able to afford the award-winning rapper.

The record label is currently home to artists such as Balq Diamond, Kid Tini and Miss Pru. The record label also shared that its emails are packed with upcoming artists wanting to be part of it.

AE used to be home to rappers Emtee, A-Reece and Zulu artist Sjava, who all have since left the record label due to pay claims.

Source: Briefly News

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