Popular singer, Jaz Dhami has taken on Twitter to blast Brit Asia TV, only to retract what he said a few hours later.
Dhami, who is riding high on the success of his new single ‘High Heels’ had been angered by alleged suggestions that he was being forced to choose between Brit Asia TV’s upcoming music awards and its rival UK Asian Music Awards. He tweeted, “Being bribed & forced to do a show becuz u have beef between AMAS does not mean i will do it Brit Asia! If you dont wana play my video dont!”
A few hours later, Dhami changed his tone and said, “Following a lengthy conversation wit the management at Brit Asia-we have come to know that the proposals made to Jaz Dhami were done so by an employee with no authority. Brit Asia management have assured me this is not the manner in which they conduct their business, this in turn leaves me with no discrepancies and we would like to maintain the relationship we have had over the past few years.”
Talking to BizAsia, the free-to-air broadcaster said, “We are very disappointed to have recently noticed an unfounded and malicious allegation on twitter from Jaz Dhami who has received our continued support from the very beginning of his career. The artist has made this tweet based on hear say and has had no direct conversation with any personnel at Britasia TV or even his own management before tweeting allegations. This artist has acted irresponsibly and unprofessionally without any reason or cause. We are however, thankful to the professionalism shown by Sanchez Productions and look forward to working with them in the future.”
A statement from Dhami’s management company, Sanchez Productions said, “We were in constant contact with Brit Asia TV regarding a Jaz Dhami performance at this year’s Brit Asia TV Music Awards. At no stage was there any dispute in our negotiations and all parties were happy with the agreement discussions. On behalf of Sanchez Productions Ltd and our artist Jaz Dhami, we take full responsibility for these actions, which we deeply regret and now we can only apologise to all for the upset caused by the recent comment to which we hope to put behind us and move forward from.”
The Brit Asia TV Music Awards take place in Birmingham next month.