Florence Otedola, a Nigerian disc jockey popularly known as DJ Cuppy, has debunked allegations that she financially neglected Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, a hip-hop singer better known as Zlatan Ibile, for his collaboration on their 2019 hit song, Gelato, as well during the fundraising for her foundation.
DJ Cuppy explained her side of the story in a series of Twitter posts on Friday while reacting to allegations made by Afeare Isreal, who is Davido’s personal logistics manager.
Isreal had earlier on Friday alleged in an Instagram story post on Friday that DJ Cuppy is a ‘full fake friend”, stating that the disc jockey did not pay Zlatan for their Gelato collaboration.
He further claimed that the disc jockey took Zlatan for her fundraiser in Abuja where she made billions of naira, but never paid the singer neither did she cater to his accommodation.
Isreal’s claims come barely 24 hours after a video made rounds on social media that showed Zlatan deny knowing DJ Cuppy in an interview on The Switch show.
Reacting, DJ Cuppy used the name of a popular Nigerian drama series to debunk the allegation, adding the hashtag #FreeCuppy
The disc jockey in another tweet said she has learnt to ‘kill them with kindness’.
The DJ took to her Twitter account some months back to announce that Zlatan blocked her on social media, despite working together on their hit collaboration.
“10 months later and I sometimes still wonder why Zlatan Ibile blocked me on WhatsApp and Instagram without ever saying why; we were actually friends and ‘Gelato’ was a hit!” Cuppy had tweeted.