Gospel singer Willy Paul has blasted his ‘brother in Christ’ Bahati in a lengthy social media post saying that the Barua star has refused to bury the hatchet with him, despite his attempts to reconcile their differences.
Willy Paul alleges that Bahati thrives on tarnishing the image of fellow gospel artistes, and that his gimmicks are gradually surfacing.
The Kitanzi singer also touched on the genesis of his protracted beef with the 2015 Groove Award Male Artiste of the Year.
He says Bahati lied to the whole nation that he (Willy) stole his song – which according to him, that was a rather malicious move from his counterpart.
He adds that his gospel rival tried to employ the same tactic on Daddy Owen; after he (Bahati) allegedly said that the Vanity star did not share royalties accrued on Mbona with Denno.
Below is Willy Paul’s lengthy post about Bahati:
“It’s so unfortunate how my brother is fighting me even after I released a peace song saying how much I love him. I’ve tried so much to make peace with him but from what I see, he’s not ready for peace.
“We’ve met severally took photos which I always upload to show our fans that we are okay and we don’t have any beef… He’s never posted any because he wants the innocent fans to keep fighting each other coz it works for him that way.
“I’ve grown up with him and I know him in and out. All the lies he’s told the media are just a secret kept by me coz I want only the best for him.
“Last year when Groove Awards was approaching, he made up a story and claimed that I had stolen a song from him… I received insults, was called all sorts of names… By the innocent fans who didn’t know that it was only one of his stunts to win Groove Awards… I kept quiet even after he called me a thief in front of the whole world.
“Everything will come to the open one day… Last month he made up a story about Daddy Owen a man of God that we all respect, he said that Daddy Owen only used Denno for his own selfish gains… On the song Mbona and then dumped him…
“He did that to push his collabo with Denno… The main story.
“I did a song with him back in 2014 and we disagreed about something and I called the collabo off!! And we both told the producer to delete the project. Now we are in 2016 and my brother is still after me. Accusing me falsely… Saying that I leaked the song to WhatsApp groups, why is it always about you and me? Why am I the only person you attack with your lies? Did I ever wrong you somewhere? Well if I did then sorry of which I don’t think I have.
“So today after you leaked the song and said that it was me, what were your expectations? Are you not tired of seeing people insulting me because of your lies? Don’t you think it’s wise to set a good example to the people who look up to us? Why do you want our fans to keep fighting?
Be a true minister, am not saying that am perfect, but at least I control myself.
“One more thing, if it’s true you believe and have evidence that I leaked the song, why didn’t you call me? Why my brother, why? Why did you run to the media? That’s what you always do to keep yourself relevant and that’s not a good thing man.
“Just like Rufftone said, we’ve mastered your stunts… The fact that I did not respond when you accused me of stealing does not mean that you take advantage of me.
“Stop using my name for your own gains bro, come seat with me, talk to me, tell me your problem…. I might be able to help and if I can’t am sure we can find someone to help… You’ve really messed my day up bro. I did not expect such from you.
“That’s not how gospel artists live. I might need you today and you might need me tomorrow…
Stop fooling this innocent fans, people are already getting to know your true colors……
Just like Eric omondi said to you, you can’t stay on top by bringing your brothers down.
What you do to a brother today will be done to you tomorrow.”
Bahati is yet to respond to Willy Paul’s message.