Rema’s manager, Sean Okeke has released a statement of clarification with regards to the ongoing controversies surrounding Rema and DJ Neptune’s ‘For You’, which was released on Neptune’s sophomore album, ‘Greatness 2.0’.
After Rema’s lengthy Twitter rant on how he was neglected and the DJ dropped this record with neither his permission nor permission from his label, Neptune released a statement stating that their case was only a case of miscommunication.
Neptune explained that contrary to Rema’s allegations, he followed all due process but it was merely a state of misunderstanding and lack of communication between Rema and his management.
“I would like to categorically state that I am not in any way upset with Rema as it is obvious that proper information was not passed across to him through his available channels, and as a respectable human being, I only felt it was just normal for me to follow due process in anything I do and that was the step taken”, Neptune stated.
In response to Neptune’s claims, Rema’s manager, Sean Okeke responded with a statement of clarification, asserting that it was really a case of miscommunication. The statement reads;
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
In a bid to clear the air on the recent statements online regarding the release of the song – “For You” on DJ Neptune’s new album, I would like to make the following clarifications and assertions on the matter and hopefully put to rest this issue.
Firstly, I acknowledge that I and my big bro- DJ Neptune had conversations regarding the said collaboration as well as the song release sometime last year 2020.
A few months passed, and the artiste felt the song shouldn’t be released anymore as there was no more release timeline for it and urged me to communicate the same with my Big Bro.
I made it known to DJ Neptune sometime during our conversation that the song can’t come out again as we don’t have any more free release window available for the song and hence we can’t put it out there. I also on my part promised to follow up with the artist & label with the hope of convincing all parties to approve the song release.
Since an official approval was not released nor split sheets signed, I felt the song won’t be released anymore.
Looking back at all that just happened, I really wish I had just held my ground that the artiste doesn’t really want the song released anymore which would have made DJ Neptune focus on getting other songs for his album.
In conclusion, I wish to apologize to all parties involved and seek a peaceful resolution of the matter with the song in question taken down in respect of the artist’s wish.