Eric Sommers aka IYARA spoke about parting ways with Bounty Killer. The primary reason was due to the lack of attention he got while in the group Alliance Next Generation. He said:
Over the years, we deh roun Killer, and we a put in the work, and me feel like a di time now fi elevate and focus pon me self. Me have people weh a depend pon me too, so me haffi get myself out there so mi can support who a look up to me. Cyaan live inna your father’s house forever.
He describes himself and Grunggadzilla as being on two different paths but that he has respect for Killer and would hail him in the streets:
People always expect fi see me roun’ Killer, but dem nah go see that again.
Bounty Killer retorted via Instagram:
Alliance wishes Iyara all the best in his career and endeavors but attention was not and could never be the issue yute maybe more like over exposure was by u being in the public’s eye way b4 fully developing proper skills I know lyrics was always there but variation of vocal abilities melody schemes and flows is just coming full circle.
He went on to address Iyara leaving ANG:
No man cannot declared that he left Alliance and still considered to be apart hell no Busy never said he left and he is doing his own thing from then Bling didn’t Marshall didn’t they just branched off to do their own but never announce no affiliation and since own way ting u stopped coming to Bounty Sunday’s so how do u still supports Alliance bcuz if most man get 1% of the attention u gotten u would realize how much u should be thankful also I’m a bit disappointed with ur article bcuz up to now u didn’t say u was grateful for whatever little attention or exposure u gotten from Alliance though u only said u wanted more attention and that says a lot about a person generosity but handle ur business Iyara👊🏿👊🏿.
Iyara was the artist that Bounty supported the most recently as they both did countless interviews, songs and shows together.