Phyno has opened up on his online spat with Malaysian big boy Hushpuppi, saying he has withdrawn from it because Hushpuppi has no credibility whatsoever.
The beef had begun when Hushpuppi had called out Phyno and Ice Prince for wearing fake Patek Philippe wristwatches.
“If you don’t want people to patronise pirated copy (sic) of your work, don’t patronise pirated copy of other people’s work #Hypocrites,” Hushpuppi had written.
Phyno had retorted then: “We are not on the same level. You live and die for Gucci. I will live and die for my people. The hunger is different here man…I’ve got cribs, live in my house, yet never posted it. Bought a house for my mum; never posted it. Got her a car on her birthday last two years; never posted it.”
In a recent interview with Punch, Phyno added that he put the episode behind him because it was childish to brag about such.
He said: “It is very childish to brag about what I have. I care more about touching lives in positive ways. It is not really about how much you have in your bank account but how many people’s lives you have made better. The good thing is that I have a track record and people know what I do. So it doesn’t really make sense for me to be exchanging words with someone who just came from nowhere and has no credibility whatsoever.”
“I am happy for how far I have come. My father never wanted me to become an artiste because he felt it wasn’t a good profession. But I decided to stick to my guns and I have proved that one can also have a good life with music. Now, people call on me to mentor their children and that couldn’t have happened years ago. Nigerian music has gone global and the future looks even brighter.”