The premier’s son Norashman Najib did not ask to perform at Zouk Singapore, but came to the club on an invitation.
This was clarified by Rizal Mansor, the aide to Norashman’s mother, Rosmah Mansor.
“So how could Norashman force anyone (so that he could perform)?” Rizal said in a Facebook post last night.
The 26-year-old, he said, was invited by the club’s management to perform as the finishing act due to his turntable skills.
“Taking into account that it was an acknowledgment of his talent and hobby, Ashman agreed to do the performance,” said Rizal, referring to Najib’s son by his nickname.
Claiming that Norashman only started performing after the contracted time of the deejay before him had ended, Rizal said there was a misunderstanding between the deejay and the club’s management on the timing of the performance.
“The misunderstanding was between the two parties, it had nothing to do with Ashman. Reports that claim Ashman had forced the club management or the deejays to stop the performance are simply not true.”
It was reported that the popular club had allegedly interrupted renowned Egyptian deejays Aly & Fila's set so that Norashman could play his own set.
The alleged incident, which occurred last Saturday, was circulated on social media, and a video relating to it was posted on Facebook and YouTube .
In a statement issued yesterday, however, Zouk denied that the deejays were interrupted midway during their performance.
However, the brief statement made no reference to Norashman.
In the video, an infuriated Fila (Fadi Wassef Naguib) told the crowd: "[…] It seems that Zouk here wants someone else to play."
This elicited loud jeers.
"Not only because of that - because apparently he's the son of a prime minister. Thank you so much, enjoy my last track.
"I'll see you somewhere in the future. Not in Zouk anymore! Because I won't play in Zouk anymore. They've insulted me, but I love you guys," he added.