Us -based artiste, Excess-Van have shared their side of the story over the viral video of them assaulting Nigerian singer, Portable.
We reported that Portable, in a series of posts on his Instagram story, had revealed that some men had stormed his house to beat him up after he failed to perform at a show he was paid for.
The singer revealed that he was rushed to the hospital as he was in severe pain and he admitted that the people had done him bad.
Giving more insights into the attack, he detailed exactly what happened and how he landed in the hospital. He expressed that he had been attacked by about 40 people and they had badly injured him and left him with a broken leg.
He disclosed that he had initially been booked last year December for an event by two black Americans and with the new year, things got more expensive. He revealed how he had expressed this particular expense to them and had even gone ahead to do a video. However, they asked for a refund as they were not satisfied with what he pushed out to them.
Sharing their side of the story, Excess- Van debunked the reports of beating Portable in his house as they stated that it was at a paid location.
They recounted how they paid the singer N2.5 million to make a song with them and shoot a music video and a date was fixed after several postponements.
On the said day of the shoot, Portable failed to show up due to distance and when they reached him, he demanded an extra N1 million, which they paid him and drove to his house in Ogun to pick him up for the video shoot which was in Ajah, Lekki.
Things escalated when they demanded a refund of the N1 million since they had already given his manager the said sum and from there, things got ugly.
“I am Dr Fortunate and Prince and we are Esquare
There is a viral video going on where my brother and I happened to be on those videos. I just want to address the public misconception because a lot of false information was given out.
Sometimes last year May, our manager in the United States contacted Portable’s manager and they reached an agreement on the collaboration. We agreed on N2.5 million. When we paid the N1.5 million, the beat was sent to Portable’s manager and he did his own version and brought it back to us and we did some changes and everything came out perfect.
We agreed that the music video would be done on September 23rd. My brought and I made the necessary arrangements on how to fly down to Nigeria to do the music video, and we saw on his manager’s Instagram handle that he would be on a tour during that time.
We decided to postpone it to the festive period in December, which Portable’s manager agreed to. Then we had a change of mind and wanted to do the video shoot in Houston, Texas where we are based, since he was on your in the US but Portable’s manager declined.
A date was later fixed for September 21st. He failed to show up on time to the music video shoot and when we called our manager to inform his manager of the appointment, our manager realized that Portable’s manager had sent a message canceling the shoot as it was too far from Portable’s location which is Sango, Ogun State.
Through a friend, we were able to reach Portable directly. At first, he denied us and asked for proof, which we sent to him and he demanded an extra N1 million, claiming that his manager had collected N500,000 from the N1 million they sent to him.
We gave him the money and even had to drive from Ajah, Lekki to Ogun State to pick him up and when we got to the location, he started exhibiting erratic behavior and demanded we make it snappy since he has out her engagements.
When we tried talking things with him after the shoot about the extra money we paid him, he flared up and said he was a member of a cult group and would call Area boys to cancel the event and kill us”.
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