The Indian rap music industry is at an all-time peak as artists who have been struggling in the underground music scene are finally getting mainstream recognition. While a plethora of rappers seems to be making it big, Vivian aka Divine is certainly the torchbearer of the scene.
After Discovery put out a documentary on Divine's life story, it instantly went viral because, after movies like Gully Boy, people really wanted to see how a rapper is made. While most people were inspired or impressed by Divine's story, Canadian Rapper Gangiskhan aka Camo put out a series of pictures, text and videos on his Instagram stories calling Divine the 'most fake and shameless rapper in India.
In his stories, Camo wrote about how copied his style, his flow and his ideas. He also said that Divin is lying about his struggle story and is a liar. Camo claims that he was the one who taught divine how to rap, how to set flows, how to dress and how to rep the streets. He says that Divine was repping his label Deepwaters Records and the moment he got a contract from Sony Music, he ditched the crew and started GullyGang with his friends.
Camo claims to have bought expensive clothing and accessories for Divine and other artists like JD and mentored them to become what they are now.
Through all of this, it is pretty obvious that Gangis Khan is pretty upset about the fact that Divine didn't mention him or his influence in his story.
JD, from Gully Gang had a completely different story to tell. JD in his stories, JD spoke about how Camo was freeloading at their place and would come down from Canada and bring them gifts. JD wrote about how Camo was trying to use them as a way to infiltrate into the Indian hip hop scene and was basically using them for whatever he needed. JD also highlighted how Camo likes to rant for hours about a lot of other rappers and artists and always likes to play the damsel in distress.
A rapper from the same locality that Gully Gang represents, under anonymity said, "Gangis Khan was a pretty big name in Canada and he is really talented too. But he was trying to use Divine and Gullygang to get popular in India. But when he saw that the Indian scene isn't that big, he took off to Canada and when Divine and the gang blew up, he wanted a piece of that action. When he saw that the Indian rap scene is picking up, he wanted to get back into it."
We tried asking a few influential Rappers From India to see what they have to say about the controversy but they chose to refrain from commenting as Divine is yet to present his side of the story.
The main accused Divine, however, is yet to break his silence on the issue. We tried getting in touch with Gully Gang and Gangiskhan for some more insight into the story but both the sides remained unavailable to comment.