British-born Nigerian producer and rapper Maleek Berry over the weekend embarrassed some Zambian artists that wanted to rub shoulders with him during the Level Party in Lusaka.
Some Zambian artists including CQ, Chanda Mbao, DJ Cosmo, Dope G and Thugga wanted to take selfies with the Nigerian rapper but he apparently told the organising committee of the function that, he wasn’t comfortable with being near the Zambian artists because they were smelling of sweat.
However, despite the event being successful,some Zambian artists complained to the organisers that there was no respect accorded to them by the guest artist Maleek Berry.
Meanwhile, there was continuous confusion at the entrance to the event as some fans were harrased by the security group that was put in place by the organisers of the Levels Party.
And before rapper Maleek Berry went on stage, he openly asked the organisers in front of CQ, DJ Cosmo, Chanda Mbao, Thugga and Dope G not to allow any Zambian musicians to get next to him.
Maleek ordered the event organisers through security officers to chase away Zambian artists.
According to a member of the organising team who opted anonymity, Maleek Berry was not comfortable with some local artists being next to him because they smelled sweat.