Ethic Entertainment songs may very well be getting played more than some Bongo and International songs right now, and we can’t blame people for the heavy rotation.
Unfortunately, one song released over the weekend has received criticism as people are still talking about their controversial lyrics that have been considered to advocate for violence against women.
In the Tarimbo song, the Gengetone artists spit: “Bas, bas joo kama ana maringo, mi hupenda chapa na tarimbo, mi huchapachapa na kanyaga namwaga bila hata permission.”
Now the group has come forward with their own clarification, detailing how they have love for women and meant no offense.
They apologized to anyone who was offended by the song.
“It has come to our attention that our latest single Tarimbo has stirred up mixed reactions and elicited various negative interpretations from different quarters. As recording artists, it is our sole duty to entertain our fans and NOT deploy our content to propagate hate against any person, most importantly women.
As artists, we are sons to our mothers, brothers to our sisters, uncles to our nieces and friends to our female friends and fans, and it is not in any way our intention to publicize violence or rape against these highly revered individuals in our community.
As Ethic Entertainment, we are truly remorseful for any dolor caused by the lyrics to our single, and for every single person that was triggered to a displeasing memory or emotion by it, receive our sincere apologies. Rest assured that no disrespect was intended,” they tweeted.
It has come to our attention that our latest single ‘Tarimbo’ has stirred up mixed reactions and elicited various negative interpretations from different quarters. As recording artists, it is our sole duty to entertain our fans and NOT deploy our content to propagate hate against
— ETHIC (@ethicofficial) November 4, 2019
This isn’t the first time lyrics have sparked some controversy as in 2016, P Unit were forced to re-do their You Guy song after a verse in the song was claimed to have a hidden rape message.