Capital Extra has recently dropped DJ Tiiny after it was released that he asked for a total of £200 every time his tracks were played. This, of course, goes again Ofcom rules which also apply to UK radio.
DJ Tiiny, Stormzys resident tour DJ, has come out with a statement about how he acted ‘carelessly and irresponsibly took advantage” of his position’.
He also apologised to all “those I have let down”.”I take full responsibility for my actions and fully accept the consequences,” wrote DJ Tiiny whose real name is Frank Boakye-Yiadom.
This is all quoted from a Twitter post he released explaining himself. As a resident of the capital Xtra show, the DJ had his own presenting gig. The Friday night show that included a mix of Hip-Hop, R&B and Grime. It was released that he had sent an email to the producer demanding more money when his tracks are played.
The story has been investigated with the use of a tweet made by J Beatz Music. He had reportedly screenshotted the email and posted it online. The screenshots showed this email :
“If you wish for the track to be premiered on my Friday night radio show, there would be a charge of £200 for one track,” the email said. “This would also include keeping the track within my radio playlist for 2 weeks.” He added: “The track would need to be clean (no swearing, etc.) and would need to be reviewed by my team before being broadcasted [sic] on the radio.”
Following this tweet being released and the story blowing up in the media, the DJ was dropped by the station and deleted its website. The radio station did not want to comment on the situation as there are facing financial penalties from the incident.