Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has disclosed that he did not seek the approval or support of his team before releasing his Diss Track, ‘Try Me’ in response to Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson’s memoir, “I AM NOT YVONNE NELSON”
In an exclusive interview on the Way Up Show with Yee Show in the U.S., Sarkodie revealed that the creation of the Diss Track was a personal endeavour.
The track, which sparked controversy and garnered attention from fans and the media alike, was a result of Sarkodie’s personal feelings and emotions.
“That’s funny my team is here. People think my team is in support of the record, none of them knew I did a record cos I was on Tour, I am actually on Tour when it happened,” he shared.
He disclosed that his team had no knowledge of the track’s existence as he was on tour when he felt the need to express his emotions through music.
In a moment of inspiration, he decided to write the lyrics and sneaked into the studio to record the track, intentionally avoiding outside advice or influence.
“Sometimes when I feel something then the lyrics is going to me right there and then I sneaked into the studio to record it,” he pointed out.
“I didn’t want anyone to hear it because I didn’t want any advice, I just literally wanted to do what I felt at that point and face the consequences later on. It wasn’t like the whole team sat down and said this was supposed to go, I did it personally for myself,” Sarkodie explained further during the interview.
The Diss Track, released on June 28, 2023, at 1:4 am, quickly caught the attention of the Ghanaian audience. Sarkodie used the song as an opportunity to share his side of the story regarding his past relationship with Yvonne Nelson.
The controversy arose from Yvonne Nelson’s memoir, where she mentioned Sarkodie as the father of an unborn child but accused him of neglecting his responsibilities.
With its strong content and candid lyrics, the track has become a topic of discussion among Ghanaians.