Alan Badoiev unexpectedly spoke up in defense of Potap: he was the first to put the Russians in their place and challenged Timati
Famous Ukrainian music video director and producer Alan Badoiev has admitted that he would not have refused to work with rapper Oleksii Potapenko, despite his rather scandalous background during the full-scale war. According to the director, if Potap had asked him for help, he would have given him advice on how to overcome his reputational crisis.
The music video maker emphasized that it was not about money, but about the fact that the musician once stood up for his colleague Max Barskyh, whose producer is Badoiev. It is for this reason that the director does not want to "drown" Potap and, if necessary, would lend him a helping hand. He shared his thoughts in an interview with blogger Bohdan Bespalov in cooperation with OBOZ.UA.
"I have never been afraid of scandals. Most of the time, I manage them. I mean, I can't be scared by scandals. If it's a person I support, I'm likely to take risks, but of course, I'll help them get out of the crisis. And to get out of the crisis, you need to feel what you are doing wrong and why this situation is happening," Badoiev said.
The music video maker recalled an unpleasant situation in March 2022. Back then, Max Barskykh strongly condemned Russian aggression and called Russia itself "leaky." He also noted that he had crossed out the terrorist country from his geography and wished its citizens to live in a small vacuum where they had driven themselves. Timati, Putin's "favorite rapper," who glorifies a bloody, destructive war, reacted to the singer's words. He insultingly called Barskykh a "cunt". Meanwhile, Potap decided to appeal to his colleague and defend his compatriot.
"You know, Timati, you had a chance to go out with a message with a different content, but you probably don't watch and don't know what's going on in Ukraine, and for some reason, you ran into Max, who tells the truth. So just know that when we meet, people like me will be standing next to Max. So I will see you. And we will see each other because Ukraine will win," Potap said at the time.
Now Badoiev says: "We all know that Potap can be very tough. When Timati ran over Max, who was the first to say the word? Potap. And he did it sincerely. Very manly. So, since I'm also a man if Potap approached me, I would meet him, and we would talk about it. Maybe I would tell him that something was wrong if he asked. I mean, he once stood up for us, and I would always extend my hand to him in return."
As OBOZ.UA wrote earlier, Alan Badoiev said that he was tormented by his conscience because he did not go to war. According to the music video maker, he constantly asks himself questions: "Why am I not at the front?"