Burna Boy is out here throwing all the jabs claiming to the best thing since Fela and the brags are getting him all the attention. Just when we taught that it couldn’t get more dramatic in the industry, Burnaboy drifts off with his arrogance as he expresses in a twitter rage.
So here’s a quick recap, yesterday the Grammy-nominated singer, who made it openly clear before now that his social media accounts were being managed by his label management tweeted thus;
“The same people that wish you the best to your face are the same people that hope and pray you Fail so that they can feel better about themselves. That’s just Life. That’s why compliments mean nothing to me cuz hate, Jealousy and “it should have been me” are sugar-coated by them.
FACT! I always knew I was and I am THE BEST. Everyone you think is the best KNOWS I’m BEST since Fela Kuti. But @timayatimaya told me something a long time ago that made me not care about being the best. “The World can do without the Best” the world will still spin regardless”
The singer went on to share his 2cents on why he said what he said, affirming the argument that a grammy win would have inflated his ego and ruined him. Still adamant, he continued his response to a tweet saying;
“Lol. NOBODY paved shit for me. Everybody dey find them own. I bin Out here if you knew the way they made us look weak by begging and paying the western world to like us you will see that no table was set and I’m the one that brought you the Respect you currently enjoy”.
His tweets generated an uproar amongst artists, music enthusiasts and fans of the much-appreciated singer, who saw it as an outright disrespect to the likes of King Sunny Ade, 2face, Wizkid, Davido and what have you, that came before.
Saying that he was the best Nigerian artist in the game since Fela Kuti wasn’t the problem, but his saying nobody paved the way was him denying the collective efforts of other artists.
For this writer its all about perspective. Honestly, whether Burnaboy thinks he is the best out of Africa is his own business, everybody can claim what they want to, but he’s outburst shows that he-Burnaboy-has a fragile ego and is a sore loser.
The borderline will be ignoring the efforts of others that were before you. Every industry of human endeavor exists on the foundations of its pioneer, those who started it first, those who built and those that made it better. Let’s not forget that in the conversation.