Yaya on Mi Casa: "I felt betrayed"
Well this is awkward. Mi Casa have been accused of stealing vocals for one of their tracks without crediting the vocalist.
An artist by the name of Yaya took to her blog this week to write a letter where she goes into detail about how Mi Casa used her vocals on their song, All the Glory, but says that they didn't give her the credit she deserves.
An obviously angry Yaya details how even though she has spoken to the group, they don't seem to be taking her seriously. "I’ve spoken to them countless times and they’ve turned it into a joke. So I get why you feel like it’s diminishing being called a vocalist and why you emphasise that you’re a writer instead."
Yaya says that she feels betrayed, not only because she wasn't given the credit, but also because she helped the guys out in a lot of other things. "So yes, it is a small role – a small significant role that helped J-Something’s vision come to life! In this situation I feel emotionally abused as a session vocalist, also because I wasn’t paid for that gig, I was doing a favour for my homies."
There's always two sides to a story and we spoke to Mi Casa's J'Something about the claims. While J says that they have attempted to resolve the issue with Yaya, he does insist that she was not the only voice on the chorus and therefore should not be credited.
The crooner maintains that the band was trying to go with a choir effect and Yaya was one of the vocalists in the studio that they grabbed to give the chorus the sound. "Anyone who knows music will tell you that is not a feature," he explained.
He says that Yaya confronted him at a recent show but it was too busy and noisy for him to properly respond, but they are trying to work it out.
Oi. Sounds like you guys need a big bottle of wine and a long chat!