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HOUSE music DJs Ralf Gum and Cocoa Nela are having a go at each other over allegations of intellectual property theft with one calling the other a jealous little girl”. German Ralf Gum, real name Ralf Benkert, sent Durban-born Yonela Roloti a message earlier this month through Facebook’s inbox messenger system in which he accused him of copying his record label logo. Ralf Gum, who owns GOGO Music, accused Cocoa Nela of stealing his creative work when he crafted a logo for the cover of his latest single My Story. Hi Cocoa, hope you’re well. No offence, but don’t you think a own and more creative logo would do? you copied my company logo My Story” is similar to my style ... really now? I tell you that you’re logo is a shameless copy of the copyrighted GOGO Music logo,” Ralf Gum fired the first salvo. Cocoa Nela responded: Whow whow Mr hold it right there... you can’t talk to me any how, who do you think you are?? I’m no lil house producer who lick asses of guys who you from a foreign lands? come on man, 1st of all I ddnt design this logo myself 2ndly my designer, doesn’t know your ass nor your music so respect. So get out!!!
Have some respect man... You are a main stream artist, You only mainstream here is ZA. So don’t inbox me rubish.”
Ralf Gum tried to reason with the DJ who then retorted. Agh malume I dnt have time to waist and stop acting like a lil girl, weather your design is protected by your local municipality copyright law makes no difference to me,” wrote Cocoa Nela. Speaking to Sunday World this week, Cocoa Nela said he believed Ralf Gum had a personal vendetta against him.
Look man, I don’t know what is his problem because he also accused me of stealing his song also called My Story. I think he has a problem, it’s more than that. I told him to F off because My Story is my song. And that logo was designed by a graphic designer, I am not a graphic designer man. I didn’t steal any logo,” he said.
After first denying the spat look place, RAlf Gum said he did not have beef against Nela because he does not know him.
I know he inboxed me a song and I told him I’m not interested in listening,” he said. If you look at the GOGO Music logo and look at his logo, they are similar.
Ralf Gum said he would not take legal action against Cocoa Nela because I don’t believe in bringing people down”.
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