The beef between Nigerian Burna Boy and South African AKA seems to be raging on and on ahead of Burna’s performance down south.
Nigerian star Burna Boy recently responded to calls for him to apologise for his comments in regards to the latest spate of Xenophobia in South Africa a few months ago.
This comes after the Nigerian announced that he will be headlining the ‘Africans Unite’ concert in South Africa this coming weekend (24.11.19) alongside Nigerian American star Jidenna as well as South African Kwesta Dakar. Hundreds have since called for the show to be cancelled and the artist boycotted until he apologises for his remarks.
Last week, as reported by The Sauce, vocal South African politician Julius Malema came to the defence of the ‘Anybody’ hitmaker lauding him for his efforts to united all Africans with music. After days of silence on the matter, Burna Boy took to Twitter at the weekend to thank Julius for his support and make it clear he was coming, despite the backlash.
He rubbished claims that he had misled people about the xenophobic attacks and refused to apologise. “Saying I mislead people? And I made up the Xenophobic attacks and I should apologise. Really? Lol. In 2015, even I was a victim of the misguided hate, so I know. Go and demand apologies from your real enemies. I am not your enemy. I will not be called ‘foreigner’. I am African.”
Burna Boy’s former bestie, AKA, last week called on the ‘African Giant’ to apologise, but said it was time to drop the matter and “move on” AKA also blamed the department of arts, culture and sport for funding the concert and suggested the government had failed its people.
As previously reported by The Sauce, the 27-year-old award-winning artist announced that he will donate the proceeds to the concert to Xenophobia attack victims.
In a series of tweets in September, Burna Boy urged black foreigners living in SA to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attacks. In a now-deleted tweet, he also told rapper AKA to beef up his security, before giving him the middle finger.
As reported by The Sauce, the crooner promised to never set foot in SA again until the government “wakes the f*ck up and really performs a miracle”. However, a month later, he was announced as part of the Africans Unite line-up to “unify all Africans and speak out against femicide”.