Lethal Bizzle 'needs a conversation' with Chris and Kem over rap
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 October 2017
Lethal Bizzle has hit out Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay after they used his phrase "leave it" in their new song
Lethal Bizzle "needs to have a conversation" with Chris Hughes and Kem Cetinay after they used his phrase without his permission in their new rap single 'Little Bit Leave It'.
The 33-year-old grime legend - who has been associated with the famous line "leave it" after he dropped his single 'Leave It Yeah' in 2011 - is furious with the 'Love Island' stars after they weaved his catchphrase into their track without crediting him.
Bizzle - whose real name is Maxwell Owusu Ansah - released a video on his Twitter account on Tuesday (03.10.17) expressing how annoyed he was over the rap.
He said: "You couldn't leave me alone init. Kem and his other brother - I dunno what his name is - Ross, you took my phrase fam. Cool, I want everyone to use my phrase.
"Everyone knows I make up words but when you want to go and do a song and make money from them then I have a problem with that.
"So we need to have a conversation. Shabs - the guy who signed the record - I know him very well. I'm a very reasonable person so let's just get this sorted out before it goes anywhere else because it doesn't need to go anywhere else.
"I wasn't even f***ing bothered about it to be honest, it was the people that made me realise: 'Yo, Biz, are you getting a percentage out of that?' And I sat down and I thought: 'Hang on a minute, I should be getting a percentage out of this, shouldn't I?' "
The 'Go Hard' hitmaker insists he doesn't "need the money" but it's the "principle."
He explained: "I don't need the money but the principle is you're taking the piss. And you're not even crediting where you got the phrase from. You're using it like you made it popular. So listen, we need to have a conversation. Shabs, call me!"
Bizzle then followed it up by claiming that he was asked to jump on the track but he declined and wasn't aware of the lyrics or the title when he was first approached.
He said: "The label asked me if I wanna jump on the Kemp & Ross new single, I declined. I didn't hear it or know the tilte was #LittleBitLeaveIt (sic)."