A few days ago, Timmy Tdat was the topic of discussion after he released the song Vitamin U featuring Tanzanian rapper Rosa Ree.
I did it for Rosa Ree – Timmy Tdat on why he pulled down controversial video
The video was re-edited
He later pulled down the song, even after YouTube made it unavailable to restricted audiences, as Kenya Film Classification Board CEO Ezekiel Mutua wrote to Google asking them to delete it, alongside Ethic’s Tarimbo.
Explaining why he decided to pull down the controversial song, Tdat said he did it after Rosa Ree got into trouble with Tanzanian authorities.
He stated that Rosa Ree was summoned by three government bodies over the same, and the longer it stayed on YouTube, the more trouble she would get into, because the authorities would not understand that it was not her song.
“Nilitoa video sababu ya Rosa Ree. Side ya Tanzania ilikuwa noma. Monday Tuesday na Wdnesday alikuwa kwa kesi tofauti. On Monday alikuwa sijui kwa akina nani, on Tuesday alikuwa kwa board ya filamu, on Wednesday alikuwa kwa BASATA yenyewe so the more ilikuwa inaendelea kukaa hapo ndio the more inakaa nikama yeye ni kichwa ngumu. You see those guys hawawezi kuelewa kwamba haiko kwa channel yake, iko kwa channel yangu na hawawezi kuelewa kwamba si ngoma yake ni yangu nimemshirikisha. Vile ameshakuwa mhusika ni noma already. Mimi kitu ningeweza kufanya the best ni kupull kwanza video, vitu zitulie alafu nipige edit,” said Timmy while speaking Mseto East Africa.
He also mentioned that he later on uploaded an edited version of the song with most parts that made viewers uncomfortable blurred.
Timmy Tdat added that given a chance to do the same he would do it, because that is where the Kenyan music industry is headed. He also called on the government to allow for such videos, but give proper direction on the limits they should observe.
“Nikipewa fursa ya kufanya video kama hio. Mimi naona ntaifanya kwa sababu huko ndio mahali tunaenda. Tray Sonz wanazifanya, akina pretty ugly wanazifanya. We need to take our industry to the next level,” said Tdat.
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