Popular Kenyan hip hop musician Khaligraph Jones on Tuesday gave authorization for his music to be pirated after receiving meagre pay for his music from the Music Copyright Society Of Kenya (MCSK).
The 'Yego' hitmaker received Sh2,530 from MCSK on Tuesday, MCSK is responsible for protecting musicians against piracy.
An agitated Khaligraph told off MCSK, warning the body against sending such low pay and arresting anyone playing his music on the streets.
"MCSK one day I will throw tantrums, don't try to send me these peanuts again (MCSK Siku Moja Tutakuja Kuwavuruga uko Mbaya Sana, Msijaribu kunitumia izi peanuts tena), In fact I have given Authorization for my Music to be pirated, Don’t collect money on my Behalf anymore, Let me not hear that you have arrested anyone for playing my songs on the street. Don't send me those peanuts again (Nisiskie mmeshika mtu akicheza Wimbo zangu kwa street, msinitumie izo peanuts zenu tena), The OG shall be respected," Khaligraph wrote on Instagram.
Consequently, various Kenyan musicians have taken to social media to also complain over low payment in royalties.
Some of the top musicians who spearheaded the discussion included; Sauti Sol, Gidi Gidi, Suzanna Owiyo among others.