Kcee who has been on and off music for a while now shared a mind-blowing truth about the music industry in an interview with Saturday Beats. He explained how celebrity live fake lives on the internet and how he too has lived a fake life. He further blamed the reason for celebrity living fake lives on the fans. Kaycee said that it is the pressure from the fans that push celebrities into faking it to make it.
Furthermore, he said, “90 percent of celebrities lead fake lives because you guys (the public) are putting them under pressure. People don’t like it when you are real; they prefer it when you lie to them, and that’s why many fake it until they make it. If you are very honest and truthful with them (fans), your records will have slow sales. 80 percent of celebrities rent apartments but they would claim they bought the houses. They go through that because fans put them under so much pressure. That you see someone on television does not mean the person is worth N1bn, so people should stop thinking that we’re living in heaven on earth”.
He also went on to share his own personal experience as to faking it to make it. Kcee said “Yes, I have faked it at some point. When I started, I had to fake it. To be a celebrity, there is a perception you need to sell so that people can look up to you. I am saying this because I have gone through that and I have passed that stage. I am now successful. There was a time I was driving a Hummer jeep while my then partner, Presh, had his own. We would go to clubs and use all our money to pop champagnes. At the end of the day, we would throw the drinks away and go back home to eat noodles. We wanted to impress people and make them see us as the most expensive artistes”.
He further added that “when I was in Ajegunle (Lagos) and I got to a level where I needed to leave that area, I used to tell people that I was living in Ikeja, though I was still staying at Ajegunle. Before you knew it, we started living in Ikeja and from there, we moved on to bigger things. There is faith and also fake life. My own journey was always keying into that faith. However, it got to a point that everything went to zero level, and when I had the second chance with Limpopo, my ideology changed. What came in then was maturity, and I made a lot of investments. I was able to buy things that even when I leave the earth, my children would inherit them”.
Do you agree with Kcee that the fans are to blame for celebrities’ fake lifestyle or you feel the celebrities should be blamed for their fake lives?