Toni Payne’s Thoughts On The Controversy Surrounding 9ice’s New Song ‘Living Things’



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Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, in an interview with HipTv some weeks ago, condemned the use of music to promote cybercrime.

This interview was trailed by different reactions as some fans said that he was referring to his colleague, 9ice’s recently-released music, “Living things”.

Filmmaker and content creator, Toni Payne, who is also 9ice’s ex-wife has something to say about this.

In a series of tweets, she said parents should raise their wards and not let the street raise them.

SEE ALSO: “I Wonder How Things Got So Nasty. I Wonder How A Once Beautiful Relationship Turned So Sour So Quickly” – Toni Payne Reflects On Her Marriage With 9ice

She tweeted,

We all absorb music differently. At the end of the day, the artist can only “create” the masses determine what songs “blow.”

The fact that Beautifully Spoilt, Ojo, Ogara & so many other beautiful songs on d album rnt as big as Living things says a lot consumer wise.

Y’all can argue all day but while u do, remember, you the listeners chose this song as a fav over so many other beautiful songs on the d album.

I listen to Future with his morally bankrupt lyrics… it’s a CHOICE. I enjoy it. I don’t come and form holy while enjoying my choice…

Iv listened to the ID Cabasa album 1M times. The ONE song people can say has questionable lyrics is what the consumer liked most. GO FIGURE!

Music Artists like most artists, poets inclusive, draw inspiration from their environment. Singing about it doesn’t mean you approve of it.

listened to 2Pac as young as 13.. of course, I knew some of his lyrics were naughty but I enjoyed the sound and still never emulated it

Mask Off by Future is probably one of d biggest songs in 2017. Did you go buy Molly or Percocet after listening to it? No, cos u know better

I choose what influences me, the influence doesn’t choose me!

And privacy by Chris Brown, the lyrics is raw and preaches immoral, but we listen to it like it’s nothing, some people are hypocrites

Truth is people enjoy a bit of naughtiness.. some live vicariously through these lyrics knowing damn well they can’t do half the things in it

So if you wish to motivate the “Artist” to give u ONLY conscious lyrics, do so by ur actions. Trend-conscious song & that’s what you’ll get

After all, music is also a biz and most Music Artists will give their target market what they want. Most will churn out what “sells”

In other words, most of us are guilty of secretly or indirectly embracing naughty things.. some of us just wanna be hypocritical about it.


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