Sarkodie, a Ghanaian rapper, has provided light on the events surrounding the release of his rebuttal to Yvonne Nelson’s charges in his current song “Try Me.”
The ‘Non-Living Thing’ rapper claimed in an interview with Angela Yee on the Way Up Show in the United States that he originally recorded the tune as a personal response to Yvonne Nelson’s novel, “I AM NOT YVONNE NELSON.”
Sarkodie claimed that he recorded the diss track with the idea of keeping it private and deliberating whether to release it publicly.
“I just did it to hold on to it and see if I’m going to release it, but when it came out, I said let me just put it out,” Sarkodie explained.
The rapper was on tour at the time of the leak, and late one night at 2:00 a.m., he realized that the tune had appeared on Twitter, causing a frenzy among fans and social media users.
“It was late, like 2:00 a.m., where I was, and then I saw Twitter going crazy.” I didn’t know because I didn’t give it to…” “So I have like two or three people that I don’t want to suspect because it’s going to create some energy,” Sarkodie explained.
Sarkodie, who had not planned to release the tune publicly at the time, was caught off guard by the leak and soon opted to formally release “Try Me.”
Sarkodie addressed the claims made by Yvonne Nelson in her biography with “Try Me,” offering his side of the story and setting the record straight. The song, produced by MOG Beatz, brought another level of nuance to their ongoing discussion about their previous relationship.
Sarkodie’s decision to release the tune, as an artist known for his poetic prowess and storytelling abilities, became a tremendous instrument for reclaiming his narrative and communicating his truth with his audience.
Finally, the breach became a watershed moment, leading to the official release of “Try Me,” which also boosted his YouTube subscriber count.
Finally, the leak became a watershed moment, leading to the official release of “Try Me,” which also catapulted his YouTube subscriber count to one million, making him the first Ghanaian musician to do so.