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There have been rumours that
there is a silent rivalry between top
comedians, Basketmouth and AY.
Many believe that the rivalry is
based on ego issues because both
humour merchants are big brands
in the industry.
On Easter Sunday, Basketmouth,
looking very casual, was spotted at
the lobby of the hotel where AY’s
annual Easter show was held. So
many people had thought
Basketmouth came for the show
and most of his fans who also came
for the AY show, stopped by him to
take pictures with him.
But just after he exchanged banters
with his fans and took pictures with
them, the comedian got into his
SUV and zoomed off! He didn’t come
Of course, it made so many people
believe indeed, there is a certain
‘beef’ between the comedians.
But in an exclusive chat with
Saturday Beats, Basketmouth
denied the rumour saying he had
no problems with AY or his show.
But when asked why he had to
leave the venue even without
entering the hall, Basketmouth said
that he could not be at the show
because he was not billed to
perform and that he had another
gig on that day.
“I was not booked to appear at AY’s
show. My name was not publicised
as part of the people to be at the
show. It is not about comedians
being united; AY did his show and
never mentioned that
Basketmouth would perform, so
why would people expect me to be
there? It doesn’t make sense.”
When Saturday Beats asked
Basketmouth why he had to be at
the venue if he knew he wasn’t
going to enter the hall, he said, “It
was just a coincidence that I was at
the venue of the show while it was
ongoing. I could not even be a
guest at AY’s show because I had
another gig on that day I was
rushing off to.
“The way we think in this country is
very funny. You go to the market to
buy a Mercedes and hope to get a
Rolls Royce engine, it is not
possible. They sold a product and
said that some people would
perform, so why should people
expect that I would be there? There
is no beef between AY and I. I am an
easy going person and I’m very
cordial with everybody,” he said.