A statement from December Avenue frontman Zel Bautista seemed to have started a fire among music fans on social media.
In his tweet last December 18, Bautista pointed out artists who "copy other people's work and suck from it."
If you want instant Fame, copy other people's work and suck from it. You get the money but not the glory and respect. You dont have a voice, you dont even belong. ❌— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) December 18, 2018
Some followers of Bautista quickly assumed that the tweet, which as of this writing has been retweeted over 120 times and liked over 1,000 times, was shade to the band Agsunta.
Iz this Agsunta? Hahaha— Eyka❗❗❗ (@unknown_eka) December 18, 2018
Hahahahaha agsunta pala @jangmaykel— Brati (@JoshtineAnne) December 19, 2018
Feeling ko may pinapatamaan pero baka echosera lang ako. pic.twitter.com/ep1Tpxqh9u— Rean (@ReanTwitch) December 18, 2018
Meanwhile on Friday, December 21, Migz Haleco, a fellow artist of Agsunta under PPL Entertainment, expressed his thought over Bautista's remark.
Laki ng issue mo sa buhay man. I mean, It's fine to speak out your opinion, but to tell anyone "they don't belong"? It's like telling all the aspiring musicians who idolize you to stop singing your songs. https://t.co/mYYoskmneF— MIGZ HALECO (@migzhaleco) December 21, 2018
For his part, Bautista told Haleco that he is pertaining to artists who are "making money out of someone else's work."
No, you didnt get my point. Ang issue ko is making money out of someone else's work. Not just for me but for other artists who work their asses off night and day promoting original stuff just to get an audience for it.— Zel Bautista (@zelbautista) December 21, 2018
Do you agree with Zel regarding this matter? Or do you find Migz's argument valid? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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