Popular comedian Bright Okpocha, aka Basketmouth, has finally opened up about his relationship with his colleague, AY Makun.
Recall that AY had claimed in an interview that N30,000 owed him by Basketmouth started their longstanding beef.
He said he stood in for Basketmouth at an event, but he attempted to outsmart him by lying that the client had not paid for the gig, which he later found out from the client to be false.
But while featuring on the latest episode of The Honest Bunch podcast, hosted by media personality Nedu, Basketmouth debunked AY’s claim, insisting that there was no client involved.
According to him, he was never friends with AY, and the working relationship they had was a one-off deal.
He said, “It’s 2023; my kids don't grow. My son is going to be 14 next month. Everybody don't dey grow.
“It is so sad, say, that this kind of gist [my beef with AY] is on social media. 2023, after elections. After all these things, Ukraine dey fight war; we dey talk of 30 thousand [naira].
“I been no want to talk about this thing [my beef with AY]. Many people don ask questions and I don ignore. But just to set the record straight, Number 1, AY is not my friend. We have never been friends. I have never visited his house. I have never personally invited him to my house.
“I never ever call am one day say ‘o boy, where you dey? Make we hang out. Nothing like that has ever happened.
“And it’s easy to tell; if you look around social media, you will never find a picture of him and me. So, we were never friends.
“Make me talk the truth. The reason I used style mind my business, is because, when there was that coming together [between AY and me], I heard something that threw me off. I heard some things that I was not supposed to hear or know. As I heard her, I was like, What the f*ck! Really?’ I no supposed know. And I no fit tell am [AY] so I kept quiet.
“The kind of person I’m, I go wait and make you do something first. All these ones wey him [AY] talk, no be wettin make me give him some space. It’s something else!
“That incident [$30k] sef, I don forget. But I do not use that one as a distraction, because you know what a kind person I am. If I dey talk right, I dey talk left because I no dey like make person know my moves.
“In that matter, no client is involved. In actual fact, when this matter came outside, when I first heard the thing, I said, What?’ Like say na 20 percent of wettin him talk be lie, I for don vex sef say you know what let me set it. But when 90 per cent of wettin him talk na lie. I am still in shock. All my men laugh at me because they warned me, saying, Guy, be careful. And see what happens. The one job And not one job. He even came to make me feel like there was a tutorship or mentorship. You know the kind men who hang around me, the funnymen. How I go jump them come dey give this guy [AY] show?
“So, it was only one job." And that job, when I heard them say they never paid me, I told Magnums, Please pay him’. And they paid him. He omitted that information. I know the move. The guy [AY] needs to promote shows; he needs to sell tickets. "That's the truth.” (sic)