Stonebwoy has revealed that he lost two deals as a result of some published articles that painted him in a negative light.
Speaking on Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz, he stated that while the first news, the fracas at the 2019 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, was true, the second was a hoax.
In April of this year, the dancehall musician was accused of purchasing phony stream numbers in order to reach 1 million views on YouTube. He vehemently denied the allegation.
Stonebwoy stated that while there is nothing wrong with paying for a crime committed, paying for something he did not do was disheartening.
“They say the Internet never forgets.” So, whether true or false, once the news is out there, it is extremely difficult to clean it up, even if it was a lie. I lost two big deals when that (VGMA fracas) happened, and one of them was real, but the other was a hoax, and I still lost something. So when you say that bad news affects an artist, believe me, it does.”
The ‘Run Go’ hitmaker stated that when artists are put in such situations, they not only lose money, but it also affects their brand and nearly every aspect of their lives.
“Money is lost whether you do good or bad, but it doesn’t help us when there is a deliberate attempt to put you in a bad situation,” he added.
Although he has no problem with websites publishing negative or false news, Stonebwoy urged bloggers and news media outlets to verify such stories before publishing them.
“We beg you, let us get more positive news about us to make headlines. Sometimes you read (bad news) and it’s just the headline; there’s nothing else in there.”