Rapper faces libel case for ‘ridiculing’ fellow artists
By Kevin A. Lagunda
Friday, October 12, 2012
SOME rappers spit rhymes against their rival rappers in a fliptop battle, but some do the word war in court.
Marlon “Loonie” Peroramas was charged with libel by couple Wolfren “Dice” Rosaroso and Honeyleen “Hi-C” Rosaroso, for allegedly ridiculing his fellow rap artists in a music magazine.
In his resolution, Prosecutor Ferdinand Collantes of the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office found enough evidence to indict Peroramas with libel, a violation under the Revised Penal Code.
Peroramas will face trial in court.
Bail was set at P10,000 for the accused, who failed to submit his counter-affidavit.
The rapper allegedly ridiculed and criticized Wolfren and Honeyleen of Cebuano act Dice and K9/Mobstarr in Pulp, a nationally circulated music magazine.
Dice and K9 broke into the national music scene with their hit single, “Itsumo.”
Last April, couple Wolfren and Honeyleen, owners of record label 6000 Goonz, were told to get a copy of Pulp magazine for Peroramas issued “derogatory” remarks against them.
Honeyleen called her sister in Manila and asked the latter to send her a copy of the magazine.
She received the magazine on April 3 and was able to read Peroramas’ statement: “Now only Two Goonz, a group that is led by a couple who are posers, who know nothing but to manipulate new rappers to write them songs because they do not have talent.”
“After exploiting them, they will destroy them if they become bigger than them (Dice and K9). Examples of those who left Dice and K9 and did not return were K9 himself, Klumcee and me,” Peroramas further said. “Whoever is talented, they will approach him.
They will promise anything just to have a private army. They are very arrogant. They
are just one-hit wonders who did not even write (the song).”
Because of Peroramas’ remarks, Wolfren and Honeyleen sued him.
“We were so embarrassed and humiliated when the said libelous remarks
were) published nationwide,” said the couple in their affidavit.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 12, 2012.
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