On-Air Personality and Comedian, Justice Emonaeiere Nuagbe, popularly known as Ushbebe has said his statement about popular female Nigerian disc jockey, Cuppy, “was a joke.”
The comedian had said during his comedy show that the daughter of the Billionaire oil mogul, Femi Otedola, was wack on the wheels of steel.
In a recent interview, the comedian said, “I didn’t crack a joke about DJ Cuppy alone; I cracked a joke about over seven people and some others seated in the hall. I don’t understand why people singled out the joke I made on DJ Cuppy.
“I also talked about Davido who is always dragging envelopes with entertainers despite coming from a rich background. I attacked Wizkid and Mercy Johnson too. It was a comedy show.
“When you just take two seconds from a long video and put it online, you are obviously looking for attention and controversies. Something led to that particular video scene online,” Ushbebe said.
The comedian, however, said he would not take it lightly if similar statements were made about him.
“What do you expect to hear at a comedy show? If it was not a joke, people in the audience would not laugh.
“People attack me too but it has not stopped me from doing my work. Criticisms always make me stronger. I told Efe Money before that he was a bad musician, but he is now a better musician,” he said.
Speaking about his recent show titled Chronicles of Ushbebe, the OAP said, “I didn’t nurse any fear that it would flop because we had been making plans for a long time. We didn’t lose money, but you cannot compare my event with that of Davido or Olamide.
“It is a comedy show and we had a lot of media partners. It was also a big challenge to get sponsors. We were only lucky to get Indomie on board.
“When you want N15m and you need to take loan to meet up, it is always taxing because you could get the money from the big brands if they were supportive. I worked more with investors,” the comedian said.