Tilla’s severing of ties with Jovi’s New Bell Music sparked tremendous controversy in the urban music sphere. She took to Facebook on Jovi’s birthday saying she was no longer affiliated to the label. Contrary to what fans and the media perceived that Tilla quit the label, she was indeed fired by her boss Jovi. She seemingly proposed a money-raising project to Jovi, which met a strong resistance and misunderstanding. The talented female rapper made this shocking revelation on a popular radio show. Her former boss Jovi told her she was back to square one, an utterance which influenced her tune “Back to square one”. The “godmother” is however still basking in fame following her release “Girls nova ndem” .
Here is an excerpt of her declaration.
“I’m someone who is very entrepreneurial. I just gave alot of ideas …so many business ideas but apparently this idea , the label didnt want. I had it all planned out. so I spoke with Jovi. I had this project . I was actually very excited because I thought the label will be very happy and proud of me that I did something. It was going to raise over 2 million frs and was going to help buy books too for some of the schools. Besides that it’s the profit we would’ve made. So I was very confident the label will be very proud of me but to my greatest surprise that wasn’t the case. I guess they thought someone wrote the project for me or I wasn’t loyal or I went to some other people or something. I must say there was a misunderstanding, like a misjudgment. He probably was very quick to judge me because the project was that good and I was talking about millions . It probably seemed like I didnt come out with it . He underestimated me. So he was like are you sure about this. I said yea. We can do this for real. He is like … so you are not using the logo right. I was very confused like why will I not use the logo. I’m bringing the project to the label and the label can do what they want. Our manager was Sulja at that time. He’ll talk with him. I said okay cool. So we spoke about it and he said let’s see how this thing is going to work. I was very confident about it. The next day at about 11pm I was sleeping. He called me and he actually told me this. I have some his words. I still remember how he said like u know about what we talked about I spoke with my partner. His partner is Rachel and we both didn’t agree with it. So sorry . We don’t want to work with you anymore . You are free to go. We don’t have any problem. I feel like you are ready to go. You sound ready. I said yea I’m ready. He said it like five times. You are free to go. Now is back to square one. He used those words. That made me write that song. He said I was back to square one. It’s over. Thats the truth. I didnt quit. I was fired. I was just trying not to raise any fire . I waited for like a week but I saw that it was serious . It was actually happening. I was like where is this from .That was when I said to myself I can do this. Okay lemme move on now. That was when I posted it on Facebook. It was like a week after. Every one thought I just decided to quit on his birthday but that wasn’t the case. I didnt think it was his birthday. I was just so surprised. He misunderstood me. He actually thought I was working with someone else. Like someone wrote that project. But that was just me sitting in my room brainstorming and writing stuffs. I guess that was the mistake. I felt very sad. But I said to myself it’s cool.