Burna Boy who will be performing in South Africa later this month has been asked to apologize according to AKA, ‘all we want is an apology. We know SA is not perfect. But we took you in as our own before you reached these levels. You say you are an AFRICAN GIANT, prove it’.
The South African rapper took to his Twitter page on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, where he posted a series of tweets. He demanded that Burna Boy apologizes for the statement he made a few months ago during the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
“Ek se …@burnaboy all we want is an apology. We know 🇿🇦 is not perfect. But we took you in as our own before you reached these levels. You say you are an AFRICAN GIANT, prove it. Leadership. I am willing to swallow my pride and put an end to this division. @burnaboy Are you?” he tweeted.
It didn’t end there as AKA went on to respond to a tweet from a follower who tweeted about Burna Boy attacking AKA. “He’s so petty! @burnaboy go still knack am something! 😭😂🤣,” the follower tweeted. Then AKA replied with a tweet that should give Burna Boy a reason to revaluate his trip to South Africa.
“This is not a joke. Mina, I still want to go perform in Lagos and make it back safely to my family. Don’t you want the same for him?” he tweeted.
National Sportslink recalls 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 AKA to beef up his security, before giving him the middle finger.
He 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”. The event takes place in Pretoria on November 24.
As artists and event organizers, under the umbrella of Tshwane Entertainment Collective, this week slammed Burna Boy’s inclusion on the line-up, AKA took to Twitter to ask him to apologize.
But as at the time of filing this report, Burna Boy has yet to respond to the request.
The Fela in Versace star said SA took Burna Boy in “before he reached these levels” and challenged the Naija star to prove he is an “African giant” by apologizing.