Posted on 01 September 2011.
Prominent American businessman, Corey Todd & veteran Dancehall deejay, Sheldon “Aidonia” Lawrence have been called liars & frauds by ZJ Wah Wa’s management team following several claims the duo made during an interview on IRIE FM Wednesday night.
Aidonia explained during the interview that the recent issues between himself & ZJ Wah Wa can be traced back to when the ZIP FM disc jock’s manager, Raymond “Shadow” Small wanted to manage the “Summer Sun” deejay but he refused Small’s offer. On the other hand, Aidonia re-affirmed his stance that he had no involvement in the altercation involving Wah Wa & members of the deejay’s entourage in the parking lot outside the QUAD nightclub two weeks ago.
Small offered a quick response to Aidonia’s claims via press release on Thursday; vehemently denying the deejay’s claims. “Firstly, Aidonia seems to have a very vivid imagination or selective memory loss. I, Raymond “Shadow” Small and Aidonia never once had any conversation about managing his wilting career. What is factual is that he did ask me to render assistance to him and the members of his camp in a Public Relations capacity for which he has never paid me a dime because he could not afford it. Nonetheless it was done out of the respect and professional friendship we shared,” Small implored.
Aidonia also revealed that the recent truce between himself & former Empire deejay, Black Ryno was a publicity stunt; never discussing future song collaborations. Said Small, “Secondly, if there is no truth to the truce between himself and Black Ryno why were they at his home in Upper St. Andrew and the recording studio conversing, smoking, drinking for hours since the friendship was a façade. They even had talks about a possible collaboration. Most importantly is the fact that Black Ryno has since distanced himself from Aidonia after discovering his mendacious ways.”
Meanwhile, Aidonia’s manager & former business partner of Vybz Kartel, Corey Todd insisted during the interview that he paid ZJ Wah Wa’s medical bills following the assault at the QUAD; resulting in 12 stitches to the disc jock’s head as a result of a glass bottle used by one of his attackers. Aidonia backed up those claims; intimating that he also offered financial assistance to Wah Wa in recent times. Small vehemently denied those claims. “Corey Todd did not pay for ZJ Wah Wa’s medical expenses which totaled JA$40,000. After the incident I Raymond ‘Shadow’ Small did and personally contacted Todd, who instructed a member of staff at the QUAD night club to reimburse me JA$30,000 while begging me and Wah Wa not to go public with the incident as it would shed a bad light on him, his club and Aidonia, especially in the wake of another melee involving a Stone Love selector days earlier. I silently disagreed.”
The statement continued, “In closing Aidonia and Corey Todd claims of rendering assistance to ZJ Wah Wa are ludicrous as the zip jock is financially stable via employment at Zip FM, Darkcide International and also as one of the promoters of the very successful “Hamma Fridaze” series. Which ironically Todd begged us to relocate to Club Riddim and we refused his offer. Lest, Aidonia forgets there have been numerous occasions in the past where myself and Zj Wah Wa had to give money to members of his J.O.P camp for assistance with food/transportation and other miscellaneous expenses.”
Since the QUAD incident, J.O.P affiliated artiste, Chedda has since disassociated himself from Aidonia’s group following allegations that he also was involved in the infamous altercation.