Burna Boy has fired back at a Twitter user and others who say he samples Fela’s songs. He admitted that, indeed, he does, but added that every artist does that too and he doesn’t do it as frequently as others.
It all started when he agreed to a question and answer session on Twitter.
One follower asked: “If you’re to go on a hit battle with any fellow Nigerian artiste, who would that be? #AskBurna.”
Burna replied: “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.”
Another Twitter user reacted, saying: “With all this fela songs yhu dey drop back to back shior.”
And Burna slammed the follower, twitting: “The Fools that say this shit don’t even really know Fela songs. Fela went through much more hate from you fuckers than I currently do and all he did was speak the truth even more than I do. U are just pained that I’m King and I’m Flawless with the vibes. Unstoppable.
A different Twitter user hit back at Burna, writing: “We are pained that you are a sampler and playacting like a king! Mofo.”
And Burna responded: “Ode. All the Greatest in the world have sampled things they love. And realistically I do it the least compared to them. I challenge you or Anyone to prove I’m not who I say I am you insect.”