Cambodian hip hop superstar VannDa took to Facebook late last night (November 14) to vent his disappointment and frustrations that his unreleased music was leaked.
That “Time to Rise” artist said that he “doesn’t have time to bother with anyone”, and yet “betrayal since the beginning of my career, it still happens, no matter what point I’m at in my life.” He went on to say that “the majority of people today don’t value loyalty and trust anymore, people you’ve known for years through ups and downs won’t even hesitate to backstab you anymore.”
He also asked those in possession of his tracks to keep them to themselves. “To the people who have access to more of my leaked tracks, if you have any respect for me and for yourself, just keep it to yourself. I’m very disappointed. I’ve had enough of this shit.”
In his post, he shared two screenshots of WhatsApp messages dated November 13 from someone who wanted to “clarify all the stories that happened recently about leaked songs.” The unnamed person claims they got the unreleased songs “from desktop” and played them for their brother and “decided to share some of these songs with him”, which in turn circulated online.
The same person apologized via WhatsApp and claimed that their only intention is to simply listen to the unreleased tracks. “I never try to reveal or try to be cool, I just want to listen, that’s all.”
Read his full statement below:
This is the last time I’m talking about this, I’m so tired of being disrespected when all I have is love for music.
It is always the people around you who have the power to hurt you the most. I’ve always known that for a fact and I’ve got the “Trust No Fucking Body” on me, but after being betrayed since the start of my career, it still happens no matter what point I’m at in my life. It has created so many trust issues between me and the people around me that it is so disappointing. I don’t have time to argue with anyone, diss tracks are for people who constantly cross their lines and need to be corrected. What eats me up inside is that most people today don’t value loyalty and trust anymore, people you’ve known for years through ups and downs won’t even hesitate to backstab you anymore. That’s what I care about and that’s why I’m sick of this shit.
People today are only looking for ways to take advantage of me, but no one ever sees the sacrifices I made for our music industry, the time I don’t get to spend with my family and loved ones, the time I don’t reach. spend with myself. I never wanted any thanks or even appreciation from anyone, all I ever want to do is make music. Why can’t I enjoy the one thing I love to do the most?
To the people who have access to more of my leaked tracks, if you have any respect for me and for yourself, just keep it to yourself. I am very disappointed. I’ve had enough of that shit.
Two hours later, VannDa shared in Khmer that he will “release all leaked tracks today and in the coming days.” Also, “For those who keep sharing my leaked tracks on my folder, please keep listening because you’ve already broken my heart.”
VannDa has had a significant year so far, and it comes after a recently concluded and wild year successful national tourto promote his second album, his first overseas appearance in Singapore for ASEAN Music Showcase Festivalinternational collaborations and brand campaigns.
According to him, the core of his music was always about promoting Cambodian culture and learning from other cultures. “Change the culture, change the instrument or the skill, everything. We learn a lot,” he told us in an exclusive interview.
At the time of release, VannDa has not given any update regarding the status of his leaked music, but has since received an outpouring of support from fans and well-wishers.
This is a development story.