Kelly Hansome Fires Back At MI, Others

Posted on July 05 2010 , at 08:55 pm
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By Chiagoziem Onyekwena

Mr Hansome opens up to NET, in one of his most interesting interviews yet...

Last week NET reported that much-talked about singer Kelly Hansome had had a sudden change of heart and apologised to his former employers at Kennis Music.  For a minute, it seemed as though Kelly was finally ready to embrace rather than enrage the music community he’d become a part of, right?

Wrong.

For while the self-styled Nigerian music class prefect might be quietly going about mending fences with Kenny Ogungbe and company, Kelly still has no intentions of extending the olive branch to everyone else.

Love him, hate him or even loathe him, one thing is for sure; the moment you’ve heard about him and/or his antics, it’s almost impossible to be indifferent to Kelly Hansome. Very much like that housefly that circles your rechargeable lantern while you battle through a ball of eba when PHCN has taken the light, Kelly Hansome’s taunts and colourful remarks are seemingly harmless, yet impossible to ignore.

In a rear interview he granted NET (pun intended, don’t worry just read on and you’d understand why), Kelly Hansome talks about his importance to the industry, fake twitter accounts and the size of a certain BET Award nominees’ behind.

Let’s clear it up, is your name Kelly Hansome or Kelly Handsome?

Kelly Hansome (no ‘D’)

What was life like growing up in Owerri? Where do you live now?
Growing up in O-Town was so much fun. I live in the United States now.

As a child, how was Kelly? Were you the troublemaking type, the class bully or the quiet type?

I would say I was ‘actively adventurous’.

Did you like school? Where you the class prefect at your primary or secondary school?

Hell yeah, I do!   Yes I was a prefect in secondary school.

Your first record deal and album came out some years ago, how was that experience?

I learnt a lot about the business and got basic exposure.

How did you meet Kenny and D1?

They heard my songs in the club and got in contact, came over to the States and the rest was history.

Kelly what went wrong in that relationship?

We had communication problems but we’ve already trashed out issues and I’m on to the next one.

What’s the problem between you and Wande Coal?

I have no problems with him. He was just unfortunate to have plunged into a battle he knew nothing about but he’s still my boy.

Do you honestly feel Wande was referring to you on ‘Who born the Maga’?

Sure. Questions to ponder – how did they know I am an Arsenal fan? My production company-Uglybeatz has a signature of a lion roar but Don Jazzy and Wande were confused on whether it was a lion or a dog hence… ‘like a dog i’mma chain you, like a lion i’mma tame you’. Nothing goes on in the industry without me knowing about it so no need to play childish pranks.

How much of your issues with D’Banj are motivated by tradition and how much of it is commercially motivated?

I already said it all. He clearly claims he is the Igwe which represents ‘a King’ in Igbo land but how can I be an Oba if I’m not even a Yoruba man, not even from the royal family or a heir to the throne? We Africans respect tradition and culture; it’s a taboo because if I claim to be the Oba they will equally get cross (with me). He launched his first attack on me when he says, ‘don’t know about you but I’m handsome.’ My name is Kelly Hansome. Okay, maybe that was coincidence, what about ‘African Michael Jackson’? I used to be known as Madonna Michael Jackson in my school days so he was directly trying to claim his own title was continental and not just limited to a school compound. I never raised an eyebrow at that but we have people in house (Mo’Hits) who keep us posted.

Then I guess Terry G can say okay, Kelly Hansome stole tile tile from me, or doesn’t he have a right to?

‘Tile’ is a general FESTAC word whose origin can be traced back to the Burkinham palace of Plantashun Boyz. The full word is ‘Tile pumping’ which means sexy girl – a girl who has all the qualities a man wants in a woman, full option. I used this slang in my song True love. How can a houseboy call his mentor a copycat? He named his album after my song Free Me which is a slogan I started using after my deal with Myke records was over. Now, Terry hardly writes a song without using that phrase but I have left it for him. He further proved himself (as my boy) when he made another version of my son, ‘Everybody shout Halleluyah… Maga don pay’. But he is free to copy because I’m bringing more hits than Jazzy.

How did the relationship between yourself and 2 Shotz go from that of love to one where you say something foul about him?

Point of correction, I said nothing foul so don’t use that word else you’re telling me you’re unprofessional because the press should not be on anyone’s side. He is an elder in the industry, no doubt, but his lines (on his recent single Oyoyo) sounded crazy to my fans who kept emailing me so I made it clear that he was not an issue for them to worry about, ‘who the F is 2-Shotz when I killed Mo’Hits with one shot?’

When last did you two speak?
No comment

Have you ever met MI before? He says the two of you are friends…?

Sure, a couple of times.

Why did you decide to go after MI?

Because I was the only one he indirectly insulted in that track (Fast Money Fast Cars). Think about it, Kelly HansomeToo Much Money Maga Don Pay – Fast Money Fast Cash; talking about girls and their quest for the rich and famous guys (See the connection?). He mentioned a couple of names but never dissed anyone of them. So how can a short fan who I don’t even know from Adam and doesn’t know nothing about me, neither can he feed nor clothe me say I’m not a man? You can’t even tell an okada man that because it’s the biggest insult you can think of and yet he says, ‘there’s only one Kelly I know, Kelly Rowlands’. Does one mention one’s name he does not know? He is the one whose sex is questionable because he’s got big ass like a woman. (Laughs heartily)

Have you heard his response to you on Jesse Jagz new album?

I heard his weak response but that wasn’t to me because he hasn’t answered my questions yet and mentioning my name gave his track cheap promotion and he knew it. He only proved he is my no. 1 fan and I have no problems with that.

Are you on twitter? What’s your twitter name?

Yes..@kellyhansome. I was informed some guy has been impersonating me on twitter (@KELLY_HANDSOME) but I guess my management is working on that.

Give us an insight on what to expect on your new album.

See, I’m not Naeto but I surely know my P!

If you ever meet any of these guys in a show or on the street, what would be the outcome?

I always mind my business but if I get a hard push, there’ll be an experience above normal.

Are there going to be even more names on the album?

If there’s any more noise making in my class, YES.


In your opinion, have you gained more fans over the past few months since ‘Igwe (Kom Kom)’ came out?

Lost a few but gained more credibility and millions of diehard fans.

Don’t you ever feel that you’re alienating yourself from the industry? Creating more enemies or don’t you care?

I am the industry.

What are your thoughts on the song ‘Maga No Need Pay’?

No comments

What’s the motive behind all the controversy you’re stirring up?

I am not stirring up controversy but revolution. The industry is shady and needs to be taken over.

~Kelly Hansome’s upcoming third album Namez of Noisemakerz currently has no release date.

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Comments (76)

  • Kelly Hansome abi Random should better stop beefing and concentrate on his career if he doesn’t want to go hungry. M.I,D’banj and Wande Coal live in his future

    • he is soooo funny… see how important he thinks he is!!!! just a random musician yet he thinks all d musicians r hating on him…how cute!

  • I THINK KELLY IS RIGHT,EVERY ONE HAS A REASON FOR HIS ACTIONS.HE’S BEING A MAN IN THE INDUSTRY.DO YOUR THING BRO,

  • This dude needs to have a serious reality check…. Can’t imagine how his imagination has become sooooo real to him. I agree wiv Obj, definitely a series of bad blunts. Who he be? Seriously?

  • Dude is funny and very self-important… He sucks as an artist, and he's absolutely irrelevant to music as a whole, so in my humble opinion he's free to go and die… Credibility…? Kelly Hansome's a joke.

  • This guy na idiot nofin more….if hin no get songs again make hin go to hin USA go dey wash toilets.sponky!!!!!!!

  • Point of correction Dbanj never said he is an igwe, he said the title they gave him was osinaturuogaryan 1. You are just shallow minded

  • its a mental condition commonly known as megalomania, to the left, to the left! (Yaba on d left I mean…)

  • Kelly hansome there's enough space for you,stop hating other peoples game. He needs a reality check to understand he's just another naija artist,not in the class the class of D'banj & MI& Wande,he's just seeking cheap publicity for his fort coming album,yeye insecure EWU,go get a life.

  • Dis guy is Wack,…M.I,D-BANG,WANDE COAL r trillion tyms beta & bigger dan ….wonder Y kennis tuk him bck…

  • like don jazzy said on twitter, kelly(who i av respect for musically as far as production is concerned, i luv dat track true love),he is an attention seeking sob….afta readin all these his lame excuses..i cdnlt agree any less…grow up son,u cn do more dan dis…quit d beef shit and make gud music..u go tank us one day fr dis…

  • kelly.. we all love you.. we all are friends.. you are my right man we are in the same track of sailor’s but please remember to respect but no idiot should get you down be ur self and look forword to what you want to achieve.. hope we all we come together wen we arrive home.. sail on

    • idiot! Sailor did what?

      u are just a fool, coming on a public forum to flaunt campus cultism. look at the level of degenerates that u recruited.. he is a sailor and he is exhibiting juvenile characters and u are up in here promoting sailoring?

      u r a disappointment!

  • this guy should go get a life. am sure he grow up from a polygamous where they make issues out of nothing pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

  • @ mani, who says d banji is better? all mentioned above i know but d`banji i know not.

  • I THINK WE GAT A LOT OF FOLKS WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT IN HERE YOU ALL TALKING TRASH ABOUT A MAN WHO WAS INDIRECTLY PICKED ON SEVERALLY FOR NO REASON AND HAS FINALLY DECIDED TO STAND UP FOR HIMSELF. THIS IS THE REASON NIGERIA WILL NEVER CHANGE, YOU ALL HATING ON KELLY FOR NO REASON…I LOVE M.I,MOHITS AND ALL BUT I ADMIRE KELLY'S COURAGE AND VERSATILITY, TRUTH BE TOLD PEOPLE…..SHOTIGBO!!

  • Kelly hansome you are fucking retard… An attention seeking idiot. You claim to live in the states and people back in naija have so much influence on your life. Do the world a favor and kill yourself cos damn you are living and feeding on other people…. And whoever took out time to interview you should sue your ass for wasting away his or her life on the interview…. Apa oshi making issues out of trivial stuffs!

  • Firstly,WTF is Kelly stupid or is it hansome.How many hits does he have in the industry?His first hit was promoting a social vice that is giving this country a bad reputation both locally and internationally.HE came out with a very stupid excuse to back that song up.Even the youngest of the so called noise makers he mentioned Wande Coal is better than him both financially and musically.@Mani,dbanj is a lot better than this stupid class captain.He has lost relevance in the music industry and his looking for a way to bring himself back by trying to do what Rugged Man did with EHEN but that was a well executed project.I can bet it with a million dollars that his coming album wont sell,Cos as a Nigerian,I need good music not a fellow throwing tantrums and debris around with his dirty mouth.MI , Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, Terry CRAZY G etc,pls keep continue doing good music like you are known for and leave this noise maker who calls himself the class prefect continue making noise.You are all better than this class cleaner…..

  • Dude, this write up was a total waste of your own time and ours. if you have nothing to report, just shut up.it's no longer funny.

  • Pls!!! You guys should leave kelly alone. Who told you he can't be compared with D'banji, terry G, wande cole and MI? The boy is good.

    Kelly!!! I de feel you DIE!!!!

  • Kelly Hansome and MI should stop beefing each other. We want peace in Nigeria Music Industry.

  • this dude just wants unecessarily attention, he hasnt got what those guy got yet, he should be ashamed Mi met him in this game and now above him, the lame scum bag even said he brought free me slang, everybody knows that’s terry g’s thing, this nigga better grab a fucking life..kelly lame handsome, his name is even wack

  • Common dis kelly is really silly if u ask me,I mean c’mon he’s having biff for evry1 ahn ahn! Abeg he shld go and sleep jor he’s song don’t even make sense at all

  • Kelly more ability to able don’t be turn down by critics bcos the are certain rem everbody get his own way to follow as by psquare.

  • All i know and i'm very sure of is that no man can make you inferior without your consent, Kelly you've given this guyz enuff permission to make you inferior……I'm not against you, but try to fight in the right way, if you think you're better than anybody, prove yourself then.

    Failure to prove yourself after this interview makes you a nonentity, but if you have anything better to say let's hear you so we can all help you out by supporting you "only if you're fighting for the right course".

  • this guy is just a childish clown. listen to his lame excuses claiming everyone is talking about him in their songs.

  • ok, i took my time to read this and its all bunch of jargons, u get mouth…i remember when this dude came out he needs to give respect…who u be? talking shit about M.i…a whole don jazzy…calling Terrg your boy? smh, u no well.

  • kelly hansome or whatever,you can go and kiss a cactus tree,he is just insecure and seeking relevance,is it the maga don pay bullshit that he thinks he makes good music? he needs a brain check,MI? don jazzy? wande coal? dude must be sick in the head,go get a life bitch ass kelly!

  • i actually think kelly's claims are pointless.. d'banj, wande coal nd all his so called haterz.. have better things to do..than digging into his sad childhood things and trying to diss him… i used to think kelly was mature nd had potentials… he has jst proven his immaturity nd unreadiness to excel in the industry… smh jst get a life mr hansome!!!

  • Judging from the animated comments on this thread, i think Kelly's strategy will actually work. *sigh*. Dude has planted himself in peoples' consciousness! If he follows it up with about 4 or 5 good songs on his forthcoming album, then it will translate into huge album sales. His strategy is obvious, but tested and tried -go at the people who matter in the industry @ any particular time, be steadfast in the face of the inevitable backlash, and exploit the controversy/attention that follows as much as you can- yet ppul still fall for this "scam". People should not get so worked up about this guy. Even the artistes he is takin shots at (esp. Terry G), with probably the exception of M.I, are not takin him seriously. You also shouldn't.

  • Is this guy for real????! I think he is delusional. Even if the artists he mentioned wanted to pick on someone, why would it be him? he is irrelevant in the music industry as far as I am concerned… Pscheeewww

  • Kelly Handsome, oh sorry, Hansome. U 're so full of shit, Ur music doesn't make sense! Yet U kip braggin. Who re you to call da likes of M.I and D'Banj ur boy or sumfin, "Maybe I understand Wande's case" but all is still shit! U claim Terry G stole ur slogan, I don't like him either, but am so sure he's got a thousand more fans dan U. U think U're on an equal ground wiv M.I and da rest, man! U live abroad nd U sing abroad. U ever been nominated for any award in ur life??? M.I' and D'Banj ave got so many awards, from MTV Africa and da rest of dem..M.I wuz also nominated in the B.E.T Awards! Man that guy is way on top of you in the music industry. Next time U call his name, put a sir in front of it and bow to him when U c him. I listened to ur diss(d one wiv Rick Ross's beat)..nd it was so whack! man if U wanna make it in da Nigerian Music Industry, drop da pride nd think straight. Beware of Sycophants, they will only fool U! U suck man…just a piece of my mind!.I rili hope U c dis!

  • Who dis guy be sef? Kelly handsome or kelly ugly. U get gut dey abuse those u met in d industry Don baba, d,banj and finally u call terry g ur boy guy watch ur tongue u got 2 give respect 2 those who deserve it.

  • This guy is just a bleep, stupid and a flaccid loser…how many copies of albums did he sell in Naija? he's got no swagg, no credentials, where the hell did he lived in Usa?…u're just a rabid freaking monk.shove your ass for free.

  • HELP ME TALK TO KELLY TO STOP BEEFING HIS COLLEGES AND FOCUCUS ON HIS MUSIC COS I DISLIKE PEOPLE LIKE HIM THAT ALWAYS CONPLAIN ABOUT HIS SENIOR BROTHER…AND I LIKE KELLY MUSIC MOST (TRUE LOVE)BUT IT A PITY COS HIS BAD BOY IN INDUSTRY HE WANT TO CAUSE CONFUSION BUT GOD WE NOT LET HIM BAD MIND BE…….amen

  • Kelly still wants to remain relevant in the industry but d dude is doing it in a very wrong and immature way…yeah, he stil thinks he's in primary or secondary school; thus his forthcoming album…Namez of Noisemakerz…

    Grow up u f**king Agbaya!!!!!

  • Kelly still wants to remain relevant in the industry but d dude is doing it in a very wrong and immature way…yeah, he stil thinks he's in primary or secondary school; thus his forthcoming album…Namez of Noisemakerz…

    Grow up u f**king Agbaya!!!!!

  • Who are de mugus dat want to attack a sailor ,as far as cwe are concerened as his fan kelly is doing great so beefers stop beefing. Hw dare d'banj call himslf igwe. crazy. sail on man.

  • let me tell you all, whether good or bad publicity… he is a big boy… kilode? all my bros from the west, let’s not make this triball….see goo reason… his songs are wonderful for a non-rapper… his reasons are justified…. many of you will do even worse than diss….. M.I should swallow his pride and apologise to this dude and leave him with no reason to diss….. moreover, from what i saw in the states, this guy is rich…. ask questions and stop comparing his cash to that of M.I… even M.I knows the truth…. it’s obvious….. firro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kelly hansome or whatever he calls himself must be crazy for himself comments…he needs to be taken to a psychiatric hospital

  • I wonder why this "Kelly Bigfool" makes of himself that makes him just keep disturbing tha peace…Look at the idiot flaunting N200 notes and feeling funky….This guy should go back to school, he needs to learn…..If he was not so shallow-brained, he should have understood the concept of the song "igwe" cos it was more like D'banj trying to say when he arrives, they start calling the Igwe to tell him that He(D'banj) has come…I still don't see an cogent reason for him picking on 2shotz, wande and others…He even needs to be ashamed that MI met him in the industry and has towered high above him…Mi was even reasonableto have said he was friends with a big fool like kelly in "Mogbonofelifeli freestyle" but the idiot in a bid to show his stupid self still wanted the issue to escalate…He has only succeeded in making an utter fool of himself…Somebody needs to work on this boys brain relapse…big jerk that calls himself a class prefect…!!!

  • kelly hansome is just a childish confused piece of shit…i sure say jagz or mo’hits no even send am sef…using beef is so cheap and out dated

  • Who the hell is this kelly ugly,why do you like comparing urself with pple who more than you in all ramification.how many people know you locally not to talk of international.stop bordering urself and work hard to gain more reputation.

  • Mohit biggest boy,4rm don jazzy,dbanj,wande coal,mi,terryg,2shot,dey get fame pass u.money pass u,u are a fool,they told u to back off 4rm sunlight.respect dem so ur day shall be long in d industry,

  • TWO OTHER NOISE MAKERS IN DA HOUSE…@KAYHORDE U SAID WHO KNOWS KELLY IN DA LOCAL MARKET NOT TO TALK OF DA INTERNATIONAL?…THAT JUST MAKES U LUK LIKE A BIG,FUCKING DUMB ASS!!! COS U JUST MENTIONED HIS NAME MEANING U KNOW HIM SO USE UR HEAD….HE ALREADY WORKED HARD COS PPLE LIKE WE KNOW HIM AND WE DONT NID FAGGOTS TO..LOL….@AEOLEON?AM SORRY TO TELL U THIS..LOL…UR NAME SOUNDS LIKE DAT OF A DOG COS U TALK LIKE A DOG…4 UR INFORMATION KELLY HANSOME SANG MAGA DON PAY AND DAT WAS A VERY BIG HIT…SO GO DO UR OWN TRACK..LETS SEE WHO WILL ASK 4 UR SONG…RUBBISH SET OF KIDS…..U BETTER LEARN 4RM KELLY HANSOME…………>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • you such a fool….and kno nuffin abt music…i guess kelly is ur bro…beefin is not music it is childish..tell ur bro to sing song not fool around!!

    • @Marcdanny……They are the Noise Makers i Guess….Fink i will Ping Kelly to List Them on…..Leave Em Rats Tutle…..Hahahahahahahah

  • Hello guyz please i bey you all to stop all this why are dissing yourselfs it doesn’t call for, guyz this artist they have make their money,so you all should focus on your own thing leave kelly alone, in the industry no one is a kid, he is fighting for is right, as for me i don’t know that guyz are turning nigeria industry to be, this is Hollywood, all we need now is to move the industry forward not beefing, this and advice to all 9ja artist, guyz you are saying you a fan to those artist don’t listen to their songs like the one of MI, Wande coal, D’banji they were all directing songs to Kelly which is not good, guyz if Kelly sing a song Maga don pay is no of anybody business, all i know is just a song and i know we all dance to that song, so what we should adiving our artist is stop their beef, not adding sow to an injury, guyz grow up we are not kids, if you want to sing or rap then go aheard, the industry id open. THANK YOU ALL

  • kelly mumu..u d almighty

    terry G ur boy u think say u get level reach sleezy e EDO BOY let alone

    terry g…u fit insult mohits but nt d free madness guy

  • i think kelly is being childish .hes fighting everybody. how is he sure they are reffering to him. calling terry g is boy.lol. na wa o. he is so funny. he should just try n write a better song instead of faking insultive song. @marcady u shudnt talk like that. act matured.

  • 1st things 1st: Shout out to Kelly Hansome, u gat a fan here. Yes i dont buy your beef with D Banj not like am his fan but cos ur reasons dont follow. But the rest? HELL YEAH i do, especially Wande Coal n M.I. Why on earth would Wande make himself a tool for something he knows nothing about? As for M.I, arrogance has always been his way. No doubt he is good but "Only Kelly that i know is Kelly Rowland" now dats just dumb cos same M.I boy said "Kelly Hansome is Hansome, i tell him when i see him" By the way if he gat a spot 4 mohits, he shudnt take their beef for them. Thats thesame problem 2pac had with Biggy then they said he was fighting everyone. People see themselves as gods when they on top and that is what Jazzy should learn from this beef. Doesn't matter if they rich, Kelly aint poor, so cane your lane, thats industry ethics.

  • i'm cool with them all, let them beef as they like…..i believe its an aspect of this music game, its jst 2 bring in some fun….. buh nobody shud go testing ma Man INCREDIBLE…..much luv 2 d chocolate family…

  • i love kelly,MI,wadencol,don jezzy,d’banj,Terry G,2shot,infact them all one love.why on earth must u guys turn our muzic industries into battle field.All of u should sing songs that are meaningful to us and not useless things you people cal songs.We nigerians we are all tired of this nonsence thing.

  • Kelly no worry, remember if nobody talk about then u are no body so even if mi d,banj & wande coal are referin 2 u pl no worry. Smart

  • pls am waitin 4 u 2 beef 2face sins all u do dis days is 2 pick on every big boi in d music industry. Dont forget mode 9 too. Get a life!

  • kelly i luv wat u did,if those foolz ever play wit our tradiction beef dem extra,hw can he be an igwe when he not nwafor .

  • M.I is d fakest dog i’ve ever seen!….he 1st said in 1 of his track ‘my maga didnt pay but am frnd 2 kellyhansome’ then ‘kelyhansome is hansom,wen i see him i’ll tel him’ and now ‘only 1 kelly dat i knw kelly rowland’….M.I try get sense n sound real….be mature in ur beef flows n stop complicating ur stuff …ur beef flows sound childish!…ur good,no doubt but try n be real…n 4 any1 who’s hatin kelly 4 bein real,bein himself,dat person shud run wit full speed n stone his/her head against d wall…evry1 has right 2 beef,sing n do watever he/she likes….wande is fake…same as pompous jazzy…let dem go play 4 stuff… noise makers…kelly,i respect u so much 4 ur guts…ur sooo real..no luk any idiot’s face!

  • I don’t knw what is wrong with this boy who called himself kelly hsnsome or kelly ugly, boy why u don’t have respect 4 ur elder? You contribute nothing in the music industry and life of upcoming musician and u called urself captain. Mr man i don’t know if u know ur calling? What is good 4 is shoe maker or barrow pusher. Bastard.

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