Caiphus Semenya Says He Never Asked For Royalties From AKA’s Album
Caiphus Semenya Says He Never Asked For Royalties From AKA: Following the untimely and painful death of AKA, there have been rumors that Caiphus Semenya is asking for 50% royalties on AKA’s songs.
AKA sampled some of Caiphas’ songs on his Mass Country album and from what we heard, there has been some fight about what he was asking for the royalties for.
Caiphus on the other hand has denied even trying such a thing. According to him, no song can bring AKA back and he would never do a thing like that.
Speaking out in a recent interview on Nkululeko n Cultr Podcast, he revealed that it was the job of his music publishers.
“I established Semenya Music when I was 32 years old John Levy helped me to put my publishing together. Since then, I have never, not once, negotiated a song. The publisher does that; that’s their job,”
I knocked on AKA’s grave, I’m not like that, when someone is mourning, you sympathize with them. And the way this boy (AKA) died is painful to me, and there is no song that’s worth his life. 50%? What’s 50%? Of what?”.
According to him, he has no idea what songs AKA sampled and doesn’t plan to collect any royalties or whatever. Watch the video below: