Speaking with media personality Chude Jideonwo, Cabasa said that 9ice, born Abolore Akande, was upset by his decision to continue working with the latter’s ex-wife Toni Seun Payne.
Payne managed the artists under Cabasa’s Coded Tunes Record, a label that housed her estranged husband at the time 9ice, and rapper, Olamide.
Cabasa’s decision to continue working with Payne following the couple’s messy breakup did not sit right with 9ice, who eventually severed ties with the producer.
In a video shared Sunday on Instagram, Cabasa disclosed why he chose to keep Payne in his team.
According to the producer, he did it for 9ice and Payne’s son, Zion, who was born in 2008.
“When I started pushing Olamide, you notice I brought Toni Payne, 9ice was angry but, he had no idea why I brought Payne in.
“I had my networks. Mr. Kupuloyi was my publicist. if I need anyone to move my artists around, I can find someone but I saw Payne and I noticed she wanted a reconciliation.
“I felt if she takes Zion abroad, 9ice may never see his son.”