AKA accused of being obsessed with Burna Boy after 'bigger than football' tweet
"Burna living rent-free in your head I see. Let it go, dude"
AKA has been called out for apparently "obsessing over Burna Boy" after he took to social media to repeat his claim that the rivalry between Nigeria and SA is "bigger than football".
AKA has been one of the leading voices among calls for the Nigerian rapper to apologise for comments he made about South Africa two months ago, urging black foreigners living in the country to defend and protect themselves against xenophobic attacks. In a now deleted tweet, Burna Boy also told AKA to beef up his security, before giving him the middle finger.
The Nigerian musician promised to never set foot in SA again until the government “wakes the f**k up and really performs a miracle”. However, a month later, Burna Boy was announced as part of the Africans Unite line-up to “unify all Africans and speak out against femicide".
The concert was cancelled this week amid security fears, after threats of the show being shutdown in protest.
While social media was split over the decision to cancel the concert, AKA took to Twitter on Thursday to repeat his claim that the rivalry between the nations was bigger than football.
The rapper first made the comments earlier this year when Nigeria took on Bafana Bafana at the African Cup of Nations.
The remarks resurfaced at the height of xenophobic attacks in September, with some suggesting the rapper was xenophobic towards Nigerians.
But many were not impressed by AKA bringing it up again, and told him to stop obsessing over Burna Boy and letting the rapper live "rent-free" in his head.
You need to RELAX, this people have been allover Mega the whole day. Look at the previous threads. Mega, le wena leave them alone. Their still breathing through the pain. Crying for not coming to SA 🇿🇦.— 💦 FOREVER GREATFUL ☔🌈🌴 (@Dudu89070466) November 21, 2019
Man up grootman, like u can't think something positive going forward... People are signing big tenders while u stressing about someone's PEACE.— Free Slave (@AkachiMamba) November 21, 2019
Ok stop now. We’re giving them too much attention, we’re gonna lose focus on building the country & economy.— Free our brother Khanya Cekeshe (@PeaceInHislove) November 21, 2019
Your baby n baby mama are making big MOVES wena you're worried about clouting burna boy n nigerians haiii khula ndodza— Your Laughing Buddy (@Rebah_Molefe) November 21, 2019
It seems yhu can't stop tweeting about Burna Boy or Nigeria 😂😂😂— 🇳🇬🇳🇬Proud Bini Boy🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@Marvdollar) November 21, 2019