When Mowzey Radio and Weasel Manizo released their hit song Zuena, it sparked rumours that Radio had dated Bebe Cool’s wife, Zuena Kirema.
But, according to Kirema, the GoodLyfe singers intentionally dropped the ballad after fighting with Cool so as to ignite the dating rumour.
“I’ve never dated Mowzey… Mowzey had beef with Bebe. And they fought in a bar. And they said, to make Bebe Cool feel bad, let’s sing about his wife. So, they sang about me to annoy Bebe Cool,” Kirema said in a video seen by this reporter.
“So, when they released that Zuena song, I didn’t know him and I didn’t even know what he looked like. Then one day I was at a club with Bebe and he asked me, do you know that lad you normally ask me about that sang about you? That’s him over there… the little man with [Jose] Chameleone… And I was like, eh, that’s him?” she went on.
“And he is always saying that he grew up in Jinja… and I insisted that he didn’t grow up in Jinja because I know most kids who grew up in Jinja even when I left while young, at 16. Then, when I saw him from afar, I said I don’t know him, but it’s good that he sang about me. And he was like, leave him because he has made us famous. Let him sing. I won’t beat him again, good thing he sang about you. The name is growing. But truth be told I’ve never dated him.”
Bebe Cool had an on-and-off relationship with GoodLyfe and one time he beat the duo while hanging out at Effendy’s, then a popular bar in the Centenary Park greenbelt.
After the fight, Cool was shot by a policeman. It happened on the night of January 30, 2010. He sued the government and was awarded Shs380 million.