Former Gaza producer Notnice has claimed that American songwriter/singer Ne-Yo lied about clearing Vybz Kartel and Spice’s hit song, Ramping Shop, which was made on the riddim of Ne-Yo’s 2008 single Miss Independent. During a recent interview with the Drink Champs podcast, the R&B artiste indicated that he had cleared the dancehall track and expressed that he did not have a problem with the single. However, Notnice has revealed that Kartel and Spice’s 2009 raunchy single, the biggest hit song they have ever collaborated on, was not welcome to remain on the same beat as Ne-Yo’s song, especially after it had hit Billboard.
“Yow Ne-Yo stop tell di people dem lie man,” Notnice said when asked if Ne-Yo had the authority to clear Ramping Shop. He continued by saying, “Maybe it was out a him control fi clear it, but myself and Vybz Kartel received a cease and desist letter twice.” Notnice explained that after the song reached Billboard, the team behind Miss Independent wanted Ramping Shop removed. According to Notnice, Kartel spoke to the team, requesting that the song remains in exchange for making royalty payments, but the team was adamant about it being removed.
As a result, the song had to be pulled and remade with a similar riddim, but the team found the riddim was identical and served another cease and desist letter. “I think dem cudda deal wid the situation differently, even though we were wrong for how we went about it in the first place,” he added.
Watch the interview of Notnice below.