Joselyn Dumas went full Donald Trump on organizers of the 3Music Awards recently after she was not paid for hosting the first ever edition of the awards.
After waiting for a while to receive her money which never came, Dumas took to twitter and went on a legendary rant against organizers of the show.
She slammed the organizer of the show and said she had fulfilled her end of the bargain so why did she have to beg before receiving what is owed her?
She later mellowed a bit and deleted a couple of the tweets.
In a recent chat with Hitz Fm she revisited the controversy and said she did what she did because she felt she was fighting a worthy cause for celebrities especially the female ones who are judged as ‘ashawobrities’.
“It’s not easy out there…Contrary to what people think, a lot of us in the industry are making an honest living and this is how we make our living so if you don’t pay, how am I going to live,” she said.
“You call us ‘Ashawobrities’ and claim there is no celebrity in Ghana. How do you expect some of us to live and survive if you don’t pay us what is owed us…even when you go out, you pay for the dress you wear and might not be able to repeat same dress at other places, the makeup artist, your hair are all paid for and by the time you’re done that cheque you’re getting, you’re spending one-third of it.”
According to Dumas she can emcee for free if it suits her but when she has a deal and she honours her side you also have to honour yours.
“I even do emceeing for free sometimes but it’s all about communication. I’ve been trying to be civil with this gentleman (Sadiq Abdulai) and I know him and worked with him and he is an amazing person who believes in the arts but at the end of the day, you can’t play with my daily bread.
“This is what we know and do for a living. This is why our industry is actually suffering because nobody is paying for anything. Everybody is taking everyone for granted in the industry. When you hire a talent pay the person because my talent is what I’m offering to the table and your payment is what you’re bringing to the table… I’ve been able to fulfill my bargain, fulfill yours too.” she added.