Ghanaian Afro-pop artiste, King Promise has denied claims by Yasmin Benhzadi, a Dubai-based businesswoman that she spent $150,000 to develop the talent of the young artiste but has been neglected after the CCTV hitmaker became successful.
Yasmin has described the singer as “ungrateful” and has threatened to sue him.
“After signing him and helping change his name from Boy P to King Promise, I set up YB Records to help push King Promise’s music, spent in excess of $150,000 on high budget music video shoots in Dubai, traveling expenses, luxury cars, Hollywood producers and promotions,” she said in an interview with Accra-based Hitz FM.
Reacting to the allegations, King Promise, through his management, in a statement made exclusively available to ClassFMonline.com, said Yasmin’s “claims of spending $150,000 was due to her own unilateral decisions and luxurious lifestyles; even if she, indeed, has spent that much, Yasmin gave up along the line when her financial expectations were not being met, to the extent of calling King Promise ‘a waste product’”.
“It was at this point that Killbeatz signed King Promise onto his Legacy Life Entertainment Label and started everything afresh, Killbeatz enlightened King Promise about the music business and supported him into releasing all his hit songs till date, these include ‘Double Trouble’, ‘Oh Yeah’, ‘Hey Sexy’ and ‘Selfish,’” the statement explained.
“It is instructive to note that Yasmin has not invested a dime in any of King Promise’s recent projects (songs) and, so, her claim of spending $150,000 is preposterous and smacks of an individual with the intent to reap what she has not sown,” the statement added.
King Promise noted that he is forever grateful for what Yasmin did for him in his early days of experimenting with music and still sees her as a big sister.