Acclaimed Naija star Burna Boy has had enough of the Twitter trolls.
The ‘Gum Body’ crooner took to his Twitter account to announce that he was officially done with the social media platform. Yesterday, the self-proclaimed ‘African Giant’ uploaded a freestyle after a Twitter exchange with fellow Naija star Reekado Banks.
In his post Burna Boy also known as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu tweeted “I don’t really know what a hit battle is but I’m willing to go toe to toe with ANY worthy challenger. Lyrically, musically, physically. However they want it” But once Reekado Banks responded, Burna was quick to inform him, they are not on the same level.
He went on to share a freestyle that was previously deleted on his Instagram platform urging followers to take a listen; however it seems that the damage had already been done. His name had already been sullied after Nigerian Twitter stood in defense of Banks, due to Burna’s harsh comments.
Burna went on to post what he thought was a good freestyle but it seems his talents and self-righteous attitude did not sit well with many.
Many others shared a few choice words with the Grammy-nominated act, pointing out that his career was not as big as he thought. One commented, “A king never tries to prove himself”, while another pointed out that his success is only a figment of his imagination quoting Game of Thrones character Tywin Lannister. The user wrote “He who says, ” I’m king, I’m king, is no true king.” Another went on to say, “Forget about freestyle they said your head is bigger than your career.” One tweep added, ” Do more of this, and less sampling.” Clearly the twitter-verse was less than impressed.
Needless to say, Burna was not expecting such cut-throat responses, and went to tell off Naija Twitter for their unfiltered opinions on his career, which according to him, they know nothing about.
He later went off the deep end, proclaiming that he would no longer be on Twitter for the foreseeable future.” This is my Last personal tweet Ever. I Imma just leave this app cuz apparently I’m too real for it.”
But it turns out, that Naija Twitter are keen to ensure that they had the last say. Burna Boy was surely brought back down to earth, as many others continued to deflate at his lofty air of self-importance.
Whether Burna Boy will ever tweet again remains to be seen.
But the most important take away is that no Nigerian artist’s ego will ever go unchecked, if Nigerian Twitter has anything to do with it.