Just last week fast rising singer and songwriter Harrysong a.k.a Mr. Songz reacted to the story making rounds online about his parents, the news item was culled from a supposed interview he had with Yes! Magazine disclosed that he is the only child of his parents because they are siblings.
‘I have not granted any magazine an interview in the last 12 months where I spoke about my late parent so I find it worrisome, disheartening that a magazine would manufacture a story like such. It is disturbing,’ Harrysong disclosed.
The word on everyone’s lips is that the magazine is known for circulating false reports. Last year the same publication had published a supposed interview with Genevieve Nnaji which they only responded to it as an old interview after she denied it. Harrysong insisted that he did not speak to YES! Magazine in a statement he released to the media:
‘I implore that the blogs and magazine respect the memory of my late mother and retract the story/interview. I really i’m busy promoting my new video for ‘story’.” Harrysong who just released a video for his new single titled ‘Story’ added.
Meanwhile, in a bid to vindicate themselves, Yes! Magazine has released a statement which portrays the ‘Mandela’ singer as a liar. Labeling his actions as a ‘deliberate act of mischief’, the magazine maintained their grounds, and challenged him to visit their office and listen to the original recording of the interview.
Read statement below:
Our attention has been drawn to a very disparaging comment from Harrysong, an up and coming artiste over an interview we conducted with him at Kcee’s Omole Phase 2, Ikeja, Lagos home. As a responsible medium, Yes International! had wanted to ignore him and his deliberate act of mischief. But on a second thought, we decided otherwise, because in our considered opinion, it will be suicidal to disregard the young man’s insinuations and cheap blackmail.
‘However, we are also not unaware of Harrysong’s ignorance and this again is a restraining factor on our side. So, we wish to inform Harrysong and people like him that a print medium or any organization for that matter that deals in news has a right to stagger any interview. What is giving him sleepless nights is the content of the interview which very few people will be proud of. But he did not speak under duress.
‘So, we are wondering what prompted this sudden outburst and antagonism. More so, when he applauded the interview at the time it was first used on the cover of our magazine. For the records, it is important to state that this controversial interview resurfaced because our website crashed and in rebuilding it, we are uploading our lost materials.
‘In addition, we wish to inform Harrysong that the original tape is still intact and if he wishes to listen to his voice one more time, he is free to drop by at our Budland, Ikeja, Lagos office. Likewise any other person. – YES INTERNATIONAL! MAGAZINE MANAGEMENT.