In a recent rant, Burna Boy throws massive shades at Nigerian artists by saying nobody in the Nigerian music industry has ever done anything for him like paving the way because to him, artistes were doing things for themselves.
This rant was posted on Twitter on the 12th of February where the singer started by subbing his colleagues in the industry,m stating that the industry is full of people who act like they want you to be successful but are excited over your failure.
In his words;
“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 complements mean nothing to me cuz hate, Jealousy and “it should have been me” are sugar-coated by them.
He also said;
“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.”
This provoked reactions and according to a fan;
“Where were you since 2010-2018? I mean where the f**k are you when Afrobeat was struggling to hit the mainstream? The BEST paved the way for you. You came In when the table has already been set and here you’re claiming the BEST since Fela.”
But he said;
“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.”