Burna Boy tweeted that he is not a Nigerian Artiste and does not make money as an artist from Nigeria while responding to a fan.
A fan @Iampetu asked, “You promote African culture and you dey deny your own motherland, all na showbiz as usual.”
Burna Boy replied: “I’m from here and I live here because I love my home and my people, e no pass like that.
“I don’t make money from Nigeria. Na only cruise dey here.”
“Me wey no be Nigerian artist.”
The tweets did not down well with his Nigerian fans as they attack him in their reply to his tweets.
@ DavidRegha “Burna Boy you are still a Nigerian artiste, winning a Grammy and having collaborations with foreign artistes won’t change that; Nigerians are the reason you are thriving in the music industry so stop feeling pompous. This attitude is the reason a lot of people dislike your personality.”
@Iamcandychief “Does that mean the person that said your success is tied to Atlantic is right? If you don’t make money from Nigeria, so why the naija concerts? If you don’t make money from Nigeria so why are you using Afrobeats to make money?
@Innovativenig “You changed your dealer? You shouldn’t be caught tweeting this man! A lot of us including myself pre-ordered your Albums. So how about your endorsements chief?
@Enacruzly “You are indirectly saying, we the fans in Nigeria streaming your Music are not adding anything to your growth.”
@Bright_r “Burna Boy says he’s not a Nigerian artiste but can’t make a hit song without stealing lines from Fela music. The irony. Someone should remind him that 60% of his biggest songs came from Fela.”
@DekingKudos “If that’s the case, I think you should just make your next album unavailable for your Nigerian audience and let’s see how far you will go.”
@Greatkd2 “Na only Burna Nigeria fans I pity Sha. All your efforts wey you dey use stream that zoo album Burna still say he no dey make money from Nigeria.”
@Carbon3_0 “Sigh but I dey stream your music with money.”
@ImmanuelSaba “So, Nigerians streaming your music are doing charity, noted.”
@Otunba “Lmaooo Burna don finally accept say Atlantic dey buy streams for am, baba say he no dey make money from Nigeria? Outsiders that paid for Burna’s concert in Eko hotel in 2018 in the mud.”
@ Dammy426 “Our bragging right don increase, as Burna denied himself as a Nigerian, Wizkid is now the first and the only Nigerian artist to win Grammy.”
@Itzbasito “Burna Boy no rate his 11 outsiders at all, imagine saying na only cruise they give you.”