“Timaya Cried When He Found Out I was Homeless” – Skales Said. Skales, a Nigerian Afropop artist, has said that dancehall sensation Timaya cried when he found out about the difficulties he was through after parting ways with Empire Mates Entertainment.
He recalls being homeless when his record label contract had ended without being renewed. The ‘Shake Body’ singer said he slept in his Ford Explorer since he had nowhere else to go. Skales said in an interview with media personality Chude that all he had at the time was his studio, some clothes, and a pair of shoes.
He went on to say that he kept his dilemma a secret and continued working with Timaya, who was blissfully oblivious of it.
After spending a lot of time together, the ‘Plantain Boy’ singer was sad to learn that the ‘Je Kan Mo’ singer was homeless, according to the ‘Je Kan Mo’ singer.
According to him, Timaya eventually gave him temporary access to the empty apartment.
Skales said; “Yes I was homeless. I wasn’t making money, as at that time, I wasn’t making money, it was only Banky and Wiz. I mean I was making money but it was not plenty. And I was also a young chap still trying to figure out life.
So I’m like, I don’t have guidance, I’m just in these streets by myself, really. Even though, as much as I hate to blame whatever mistakes on that, but really I didn’t have no guidance, I didn’t have much money, the house I was staying, they rented it, so when the deal was off, I had to leave.
You know, so I didn’t know what to do, I hit the streets and I’m not much of a going to be begging anybody for anything. Just still believed okay I have to keep going, I had just this Ford Explorer, my studio is my baby so I had my clothes, my shoes in the boot. I mean I didn’t have much because everything I had in the house was theirs. I could just drive to anybody’s house that’s my friend, anytime we finish work, I’ll always make sure I leave late.
“So after I finish doing work, which was mostly with Timaya, I’ll just go to my car and pass out, the next morning, I’ll probably pull up in the house like ‘Yo I want to use your bathroom, I only have my toothpaste and my brush then I’ll just go brush my teeth real quick. I was good vibes so everybody wanted me around you know. But only myself and one of my friends knew what I was going through but a lot of people didn’t know.
“So one day, Timaya found out and he actually cried, he felt so bad because I was always with them, I was always chilling, and he didn’t know what was going on. So when he found out, he was like, there’s this penthouse that he doesn’t use for anything, he now told me to move in there.”
Watch the interview: