Over the period, artists have been tagged as emotional for various reasons but most especially for their inability to take criticisms or handle some backlash or negative feedbacks from fans and pundits.
While some people have been able to turn such comments into positive ones to help with the growth of their brands and products, others have been unable to handle them and in most cases drop or give up because of some criticisms.
In Ghana, for instance, some artists have been tagged “emotional” because of how they handle issues or criticism that have been leveled against them in their careers.
Ghanaian Reggae/Dancehall act, Stonebwoy, has recently been spoken against about his recent release, Putuu, which producer Riddim Boss has called trashy considering Stonebwoy’s status as an artist.
Mr. logic, who is a musical connoisseur has also come against Riddim Boss for calling Putuu trashy. He also revealed that there was a major project coming up from the Bhim camp that would have featured Riddim Boss, but because of his comment, Stonebwoy wouldn’t want to do anything with him anymore.
This revelation has of course has sparked up conversations about artists getting overly emotional and acting unprofessional or making such emotions affect business.
While some opine that artists are entitled to their decision to work with whomever for whatever reason, they also believe that music is a vibe and should an artist not feel a vibe with artists because of what they might have said in the past then so be it.
On the other hand, others believe that in spite of harsh criticisms, businesses should never be affected and artists should be willing to move past such criticisms, take negative criticisms the right way and not get overly get upset about feedbacks and affect business.
Story by Matilda Mensah Marfo