- Michael V. made a parody of the popular song Hayaan Mo Sila
- The video went viral on social media and some netizens called it a "diss track" against Ex Battalion
- The rappers' reactions upon hearing the song for the first time was captured on video
When Michael V. and Ex Battalion shot the music video for the parody Gayahin Mo Sila, the rappers actually never heard the song yet.
Michael V. shared this revelation on his vlog #BitoyStory on March 23, Friday.
The veteran comedian explained that Ex Battalion had a gig on the same night as the shoot, so they have to finish their part first.
"Number 1, may gig sila nung gabing yun at ayaw naming ma-late sila. And number 2, ayoko sanang marinig nila yung ginawa ko. Baka pumalag e! Baka hindi nila ma-gets yung message tapos biglang bawiin," said Michael V.
After the shoot, Ex Battalion requested to hear the song. So the production staff set up a sound system and filmed the group's reaction.
"E mapilit, wala na kaming magawa! Kaya as soon natapos yung kukunan sa kanila, pina-setup yung sound system at narinig nila yung version ko for the first time," said Michael V.
After the parody went viral, netizens called Bitoy's version as a diss track against Ex B.
However, Bitoy clarified in his vlog that it is not a diss track at all.
"Hindi ko pinatatamaan ang Ex Battalion. Actually, merong konti. Pero hindi ko sila dina-down, down, down doon sa kanta. It's more like an advice, parang payo ng isang kuya sa mga nakababatang kapatid. Tipong na-experience niyo na magkaproblema, next time sana iwasan niyo na," said Bitoy in his vlog.
Watch how Ex Battalion reacted to the song while they were listening to it for the first time in this vlog below.
Ex Battalion is a Filipino hip hop collective that rose to popularity for their hit single Hayaan Mo Sila.
The song peaked at number 2 in the Billboard Philippine Top 20.
Its official music video was taken down on January 3, 2018 after hitting almost 20 million views. Diamond Style, the producer of the beat, claimed that Ex B only paid $25 for the beat's license, which allowed up to 2,000 streams and 250,000 views only.
Speculations arose that Ex B used the beat without permission. The group admitted that they didn't pay for the exclusive rights of the beat and that they only got it from Diamond Style's YouTube channel.
It was eventually removed from streaming sites and digital stores.
But after two weeks, the conflict was resolved and the song was restored.
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