Monday, January 22, 2018

Is this the end of "De Raj Story" ?

...'Raj" takes legal action against Chutney singer

The man known as "Raj" and chutney singer Kenneth Supersad

Just three days short of his performance at the Chutney Soca Monarch semi-finals, comedian and chutney singer Kenneth Supersad has been served with legal letters seeking to prevent him from singing his popular hit ”De Raj Story”.

“Raj” became the butt of social media jokes after a video was posted online in November allegedly showing his wife confronting him about cheating on her with another woman.

The video was viewed more than 300,000 times, with still shots of Raj's emotionless expression being used in memes.

Supersad told the Express he was served with the legal letter at around 10 this morning.

It was issued by attorney Wendy Ramnath-Panday, on behalf of “Raj”.

The letter notes that the contents of the “Raj” video now forms part of divorce proceedings between “R.H. and S.M.R. H”.

“I am instructed to demand that you forthwith cease the repetition of any incident or words or narration of such events which occurred in 2nd November, 2017, and which has been represented in the video recording of even date, which forms evidence in the High Court matter at caption, whether by song, any form of oral or musical representation or any stage performance whatsoever or any form of social media/internet, electronic or video recording,” it states.

Supersad said his attorney, Anand Ramlogan, is reviewing the document and will respond to it by tonight.

He questioned the timing the legal letter.

“I find it strange that Raj waited for such a long time and only when they selected me to perform in the Chutney Soca Monarch, which is three days from now, that I was served with this legal document,” he said.

“When I first released the song, which was more than two months ago, nobody ever said anything about the song or contacted me and said it was derogatory or anything like that.”