Muthoni The Drama Queen has shown us a side of her we never get to see.
We know the babe as a phenomenal artiste and the founder of Blankets and Wine but behind all this, she has gone through hell and back.
Speaking on Cleaning The Airways Youtube Channel, she opened up for the first time on her beef with Sauti Sol. I know, shock!
If you attended the 2018 Blankets and Wine on the tenth anniversary, you would not think these two had beef at any point. They seemed like family.
"Sauti Sol we have never addressed this one. Let me address it. When we did the two-day blankets, Sauti Sol was booked for Saturday night. In our mind, Sauti Sol was the headliner. We felt like Sauti Sol had come to a point in their career where they were bonafide headliners. They were everything good and true about the grind in Kenya as an artiste. So Saturday night would be Mi Casa and Sauti Sol who would close the night and we knew everyone would stay for Sauti Sol."
She went ahead to give more details on how their beef developed.
"They were in coast and they wanted to perform on Sunday even though they were contracted for Saturday. That was not possible because there were artistes flying in for that day and the logistics I mean it is a festival. You play on the day you are booked. So I think there was some type of feeling that was caught there.
Then the second thing that was a very hurtful experienced and you guys actually genuinely still owe me an apology even if we are friends.
What Sauti Sol understood is that, we’ve put them as some sort of DJ who plays after the main act. Now for us we thought these guys have been with us from the beginning and we have seen them grow so they get to close the night in their home ground and not Mi Casa. What we meant with a lot of love and admiration, so for it to look like we were trying to sabotage them that was a very hurtful event by the way. They came through on Saturday and they gave us a lot of sh!t. Marek wah! You were unkind and nasty and thought that we meant you were less than when really it was nobody can come to Nairobi and headline on the night is playing, they are the headliner." MDQ said
At this time, she had parted ways with a media house that was working with her as partners for Blankets and Wine. Just after their breakup, the media house started a similar event.
Muthoni The Drama Queen did not have media support which sort of became a problem for her.
"Maybe because we did not have the media to drive this narrative, Sauti Sol didn’t see it as it was and also remember we did not have these artistes relationships because for many years artistes understood me as a promoter.
So Sauti Sol owes me an apology anyway, y’all are my homies lets keep it moving."
On behalf of Sauti Sol, Bienposted an apology message under the interview.
"We were immature and Insecure. That was 6 years ago. Already fighting so many other battles to prove ourselves. That was the year everyone dropped us for doing Nishike. We just had pent up insecurities and anxiety. What did we know? I'm sorry Muthoni. You know it all love." Bien wrote
MDQ accepted the apology on behalf of the blankets team and said,
"I appreciate the apology Bien/ @sautisol. I accept on behalf of the whole @blanketsandwine It really is all love, but I'm glad we addressed the past. Episodes 18-20 #CTA101 bring up a lot. Like, a lot! See you on YouTube" MDQ replied