MANILA – Ai Ai delas Alas is no longer acting as the manager of the highly popular hip-hop group Ex Battalion.
In a report by Push, the comedienne said she’s already had enough of the group.
“Ayaw ko na! Hindi ko na kaya! Ang tagal ko nang nagtitiis eh. Noon pa ito dapat kaya lang, nahiya ako kay Boss Vic (Del Rosario) at sa Viva kasi may pelikula kami. Ayan, naipalabas na, so I quit! Aalis na talaga ako, bibitiw, lalayo!” she said.
Delas Alas also cited several instances where Ex Battalion demonstrated their unprofessionalism.
“May gigs, tatango sila, magko-commit ako tapos last minute, biglang ayaw na nila. May magpapa-color daw kasi ng hair na gold. May mga hindi nagising, naiwan ng eroplano. Akong nasusubo sa gulo at napapahiya sa mga producer na kausap ko,” Delas Alas explained.
“Pipirma ng kontrata sa Viva biglang ayaw na. Premiere night ng movie namin, late na late 'yung iba sa kanila. Sabi ko, ‘Hindi na kayo nahiya. 'Yung senior co-stars niyo, pinaghintay niyo pa,’” she added.
Delas Alas said she even let it pass when the group took on some commitments without her permission.
“Okay lang sana sa akin pero sana, ipaalam naman nila sa akin. Problema ring parang they don’t trust me,” she said.
The actress said it was Ex Battalion who reached out to her last year, and she agreed to become their manager because she wanted to help.
“Ako naman, walang ibang intensiyon kundi tulungan sila. Lahat ginawa ko para sa kanila pero hindi nila ako sinusunod. Nagagalit sila kapag sinasabi kong 30 years na ako in the business, alam ko na ang ins and outs, pero ayaw nilang sinasabi ko yun sa kanila. Kung sagut-sagutin nila ako, they don’t respect me at all,” she said.
Ex Battalion first rose to fame after they released "Hayaan Mo Sila," the music video that has amassed over 55 million views on YouTube alone.
Their other song, "SouthBoys," has nearly 19 million views.
Delas Alas co-managed the group with Viva Entertainment, which handles most of the things concerning the group's TV appearances, movie deals, and commercials.