In May 2015, some controversial rumours started popping up that Sarkodie paid American rapper Ace Hood $25,000 for the collaboration on the hit song ‘New Guy.’
This story popped up after Sarkodie claimed in an interview that Ace Hood contacted him to shoot a video. “When he looked at what was going on in Africa, the kind of sound he was looking for, and luckily for Sark, it was me… So I got my agents in the States, who contacted me to inform me that Ace Hood contacted; and I was like [taken aback], because mostly it happens the other way round when Africans try to get the attention of these people.”
Then Ace Hood replied to a tweet by a fan who was angry at Sark’s comments and stated that he agreed after “dat 25k hit my acc…”
This is some bullshit! Cuz this low ass nigga sarkodie disrespecting Ace? The nigga ain’t beg u for shit! U was… http://t.co/y4MefrPgOX
— Blvck00se (@cazalbek) May 22, 2015
— acehood (@Acehood) May 22, 2015
Despite this controversy, ‘New Guy’ went on to be a hit song and it looks like Ghanaians have forgotten about whether it was Sark who contacted Ace or it was Ace who contacted Sark; though the fact that the song tells us that Sarkodie is the one who featured Ace Hood still remains.
The song is a good one and will remain one of Sarkodie’s best songs.