Anonymous Music, Bad Boy Timz’s former record label, has stated that it is not “intimidated by threats” of a lawsuit.
TheNewsGuru recalls that the singer had accused the label of defamation and exposing him to public contempt.
He had asked the label to apologise for defaming his brand and pay N200 million as damages for publishing an offensive video that showed him getting handcuffed.
In reaction, Anonymous Music released a statement saying: “Our attention has been brought to the fact that Olorunyomi Oloruntimilehin Timothy “the Artiste” (BadBoyTimz) signed to Anonymous Music “the Label”, made a publication dated the 23 May 2021 suggesting to the general public that his contract with the label stands terminated. This release is misleading and unnecessarily sensational.
“Regarding the alleged libelous publication, the Label maintains the facts that the dispute between the Label and the Artiste, emanates from the artiste diverting monies owing, belonging and accruing to the Label. The petition lodged by the Label with the Nigeria Police Force disclosed criminal elements.”
The statement also denied that the label recorded or published a video of the artist being handcuffed, noting that anyone could have filmed and shared the video.
“Meanwhile, the video of the Artiste’s arrest was not and could not have been published by the Label; anyone present at the time of arrest could have easily recorded and shared the video of his arrest with any of the media houses or bloggers at the press of a button. We are Anonymous Music, we do not seek or utilize media stunts in respect of serious issues,” the statement read.
“Finally, as regards the Artiste demands via his solicitor’s letter dated 23rd May, 2021, Anonymous Music is not impressed or intimidated by threats to the Label. We are prepared to defend and prosecute any legal action in the best interest of the Label and the Industry as a whole.”