Bebe Cool: Chameleone is the only artiste I know who can get away with anything
"You know, in this world, we are different. I grew up competing with Chameleone, musically. And to me, the world was favouring Chameleone a lot. Joseph Mayanja is the only artiste I've ever seen who can do anything and gets away with it," Cool said in a video seen by this reporter.
"While me, even if I just cough a little [mimics cough sound], they'll start pointing fingers that I coughed. [Laughs]. God gives people different gifts."
Cool, who has had a tumultuous friendship with Chameleone -- made the remarks about two months ago, but the video clip reemerged after the latter was seen in a video lashing a Boda man.
In the video, which emerged on social media Friday, Jose Chameleone, who is holding a long stick, strikes the guy four times, before he (the Boda guy) is whisked away by someone.
It is alleged that the Boda guy knocked Chameleone’s Range Rover. However, in the video someone is heard saying that the Boda man didn't hit the car.
This is not the first time Chameleone is involved in violent incidents and it is said that he always moves around with ‘goons’ which explains why the Boda guys that were around didn’t attack him when he attacked one of their own.
His wife, Daniella Atim, appeared to criticise him in an Instagram post shared Friday evening.
"Zero tolerance for violence," Atim posted, captioning an artwork that read: "Violence will not be tolerated."
In the comment section, someone said: "What happened to you... that's your husband?"
Atim responded: "Should I give him to you to marry him?"
The post has so far generated hundreds of comments and most of them seem to side with Atim, with some calling for boycotting the concert.
One commenter said: “I am a law student and look up to you because you're constantly fighting for justice… even when you are going against your family.”
Atim responded: “...all the best, we want more of you in our country.”
But some noted that Chameleone is a loved musician because Boda guys wouldn’t have let him attack their colleague and get away with it.
“The way fellow Boda guys were looking on and yet they are always threatening to beat us when you are a mere commoner… I bowed to the legend that guy is liked. If he was another person, boda people would have killed him,” a commenter wrote.
Chameleone is set to hold a concert on February 10 and some industry observers are looking forward to whether people will boycott the show because of his misdeeds.