Gully Boy: Rapper Sajeel Kapoor claims makers of the hip-hop drama didn't pay him for 'Mere Gully Mein'

FP Staff

Jan 23, 2019 10:36:48 IST

As Gully Boy inches towards release, audiences are seemingly hooked on Raneer Singh and Alia Bhatt's narrative of a street boy making it big in the world of rapping. However, a recent development suggests the makers of Gully Boy may not have paid hip hop artiste and rapper Sajeel Kapoor aka Sez On The Beats for his contribution to their recently released song.

Gully Boy: Rapper Sajeel Kapoor claims makers of the hip-hop drama didnt pay him for Mere Gully Mein

Still from Gully Boy track 'Mere Gully Mein'. YouTube screengrab

Sajeel posted a lengthy statement on his social media platform alleging that the makers did not pay him or ask his permission before using the latest song 'Mere Gully Mein'.

He reiterated that he truly believed that the original number changed the rap scene in the country and brought more people into it. Encouraging the film and the impact that it is likely to have on audiences, Kapoor stated that while he was all in for the success of Gully Boy, he thought the fact of the matter should be known to all.

“This is also the sad reality of how the industry works in this country, even after the original label many times, I have not been paid for this track despite having a contract and my publishing split being agreed and assigned," added the rapper.

Gully Boy is slated to hit theatres on 14 February.

Updated Date: Jan 23, 2019 10:36:48 IST