Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has shed light on the circumstances surrounding the release of his response to Yvonne Nelson’s allegations through his latest song “Try Me.”
In an interview with Angela Yee on the Way Up Show in the U.S., the ‘Non-Living Thing’ rapper revealed that he initially recorded the track as a personal reply to Yvonne Nelson’s memoir, “I AM NOT YVONNE NELSON.”
Sarkodie explained that he recorded the diss track with the intention of keeping it private and giving himself time to contemplate whether to release it publicly.
“I did it just to hold on to it and see if I’m going to release it, but when it came out, I said let me just put it out,” Sarkodie shared.
During the time of the leak, the rapper was on tour, and late one night at around 2:00 am, he discovered that the track had surfaced on Twitter, causing a frenzy among fans and social media users.
“Where I was, it was very late, like 2:00 am, and then I saw Twitter going crazy. I had no idea because I didn’t give it to…” Sarkodie said, “So I have like 2, 3 people that I don’t want to suspect because it’s going to create some energy.”
Initially caught off guard by the leak, as he hadn’t planned to release the track publicly at that moment, Sarkodie quickly decided to officially release “Try Me.”
Through “Try Me,” Sarkodie addressed the allegations made by Yvonne Nelson in her memoir, presenting his side of the story and setting the record straight. The song, produced by MOG Beatz, added another layer of depth to the ongoing conversation about their past relationship.
As an artist known for his lyrical prowess and storytelling abilities, Sarkodie’s decision to release the track became a powerful tool for reclaiming his narrative and sharing his truth with his audience.
Ultimately, the leak turned into a turning point, leading to the official release of “Try Me,” which also propelled his YouTube subscriber base to one million, making him the first Ghanaian artiste to achieve this milestone.