Nomcebo Zikode reportedly suing Open Mic record label over 'Bayethe'

Nomcebo Zikode reportedly suing Open Mic record label

The legal battle between Nomcebo Zikode and Open Mic continues...

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Nomcebo Zikode is reportedly suing Open Mic record label. 

According to a report by The Citizen, Nomcebo is taking the label to the High Court of South Africa over the song, 'Bayethe'. 

This is after the singer learnt that the song was removed from Spotify because the 'recording infringes on its intellectual property'.

However, according to The Citizen, Nomcebo says Open Mic holds no copyright or other intellectual property rights to the song.

She claims it is the company's attempt to control her and has raised concerns about how the removal of the song from Spotify won't affect  the Grammy nomination the song received last month. 

The song was nominated for 'Best Global Music Performance' and it is a collaboration between Nomcebo, Zakes Bantwini, and Wouter Kellerman. 

READ: Nomcebo Zikode and Zakes Bantwini nominated for a Grammy award

This is not the first time Nomcebo has taken Open Mic to court. 

She was previously engaged in a legal battle over her hit single with Master KG, 'Jerusalema'. She claimed that despite the song doing so well in the market, she has not received any payment for it.

Master KG sets the record straight  

As expected, some social media users dragged Master KG into the Open Mic drama. However, the producer has distanced himself from the latest court drama over 'Bayethe'. 

"My label is Called Wanitwa Mos Entertainment And it recently Dropped New fire EP Called Wanitwa Mos Exclusives please write about that..this one here is outside my Territory," he replied to Entertainment Commentator, Phil Mphela, who dragged him into the story. 

'Bayethe' meaning

Nomcebo took to Instagram to talk about the meaning behind the song. 

"We’ve written a nice message if you would like to include it in your messaging: Bayethe is a universal message, a call to action to ‘lighten our loads and bring peace and happiness’. 

"We came together earlier this year to create a song that speaks meaning and soulfulness to the hardship era of times we are living in now, all across the world, as humanity tries to put back the pieces of our lives. The song is truly a labour of love for all involved," she wrote. 

Watch the video of the song below:

READ: Nomcebo Zikode explains why she may not work with Master KG again

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