Reggae star Etana details the alleged sabotage by her former record label, which she is currently in a legal battle with. According to The Strong One singer, VP Records has Shadow banned her music on Spotify and went as far as to remove her songs from the popular streaming platform.
Etana recounted the moment when one of her songs was removed from the streaming platform by stating, “When me a look inna Spotify inna 2014 or 2015 and me a seh rawtid mek me call VP and tell them seh Weakness In Me seh the stream them deh as far as them deh, and we need fi do a video, him seh yeah okay, alright then me a call you back, when me go back go look Weakness In Me come off they deleted the song off Spotify.”
The singer also outlined subsequently her entire album was removed by the record label, via a live video. Etana says it was a ploy by the record label and its business partners to promote Strictly The Best And Reggae Gold albums, which was the only place she could find her songs from the album that was removed from Spotify, as per Etana, artistes do not benefit from this method.
Etana continued her revelations by hitting out against the notion that Reggae and Dancehall music are not selling and worthwhile anymore. “If Reggae\Dancehall was not selling, VP ANR’s wouldn’t be hounding every artiste as soon as a song drop weh hot inna Reggae or Dancehall, they wouldn’t be hounding them, they wouldn’t have people like Donovan Germain still trying to sign other artiste,” Etana declared.
The Warrior Love singer concluded her speech by talking about the lack of support from her fellow local artistes, during her battle with VP and addressing her former musical business partner and producer, Donovan Germain, whom she calls an agent for VP Records.
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