Recording and dedicating songs that are insulting (beef/diss songs) to artists is one culture that is known in the showbiz world.
Although it is sometimes a staged act to gain attention and money, this act known as ‘beef’ is a method used to gain significance, be in the news, resurrect a dead music career, or even start one in the first place.
There have been instances where artists have gone to the studio and squandered time and beats to record a diss song to another artist, only to be ignored, no matter how far they took the matter to catch their attention.
Sarkodie, a rapper, is one such artist who has been known to pretend he has not heard such songs directed at him.
The rapper claimed in an interview with Angela Yee on ‘Way Up’ that he rarely responds to ‘beefs’ because he believes no one in the industry is worth his answer.
According to the Ghanaian musician, he no longer listens to false criticism since he has been able to turn all of the negative comments he has gotten into something positive.
Furthermore, if he is going to reply to someone’s beef, it should be beneficial to him.
“To be very honest the reason why I don’t speak is because nobody is really worth my response which has always been my stand. It should be somebody that I am going to benefit from, even if I don’t want to respond I will respond because I will benefit from it.”
“Most times the people that speak about Sarkodie, If I look at them from top to button, like is it even worth it for me to go back and forth with this person. That’s the main reason why I don’t speak.”
“When I started my journey, I cared about what people said and I realized that it doesn’t change anything. People said a lot about Sarkodie, I will not be able to make it big rapping in my native language, I am here now, I am not going to be able to do a show in the States, I took the BET Award so now when I hear people speak, I am like you are joust saying something it’s not going to change so it is not worth it” he concluded.
The rapper recently surprised his fans when he released a diss track in response to Yvonne Nelson’s memoir, “Try Me.”
However, Sarkodie emphasized that he was not necessarily proud of releasing the track.
“I am not going sit here and say I am super proud of it, the thing is just in a moment how I felt whether be my truth there should have been a way you could have said it that’s why I don’t like to speak about it because this is a conversation between two people,” he pointed out.
However, at the moment, he felt compelled to express his truth and emotions through music.