Burna Boy, Nigerian singer, has reacted after Sho Madjozi, South African rapper, accused him of taking down ‘Own It’ remix, a song which she featured in following her BET nomination.


It all started on Thursday when the South African singer took to her social media page to claim that Burna Boy took down the remix of the song because of her nomination ahead of the 2020 BET awards.

In a lengthy thread, Sho Madjozi also alleged that the ‘Ye’ crooner’s action was because he considered her a “threat” having been nominated for the same category — Best International Act  — at this year’s edition of the award.

“For those asking where the #Ownitremix is, after I got nominated alongside him for BET Best International Act, Burna boy asked Stormzy’s team to take down the song immediately,” she wrote on Twitter.



“Well, I guess it’s a good sign if manna shook. Last year Burna Boy and I were cool at the BETs. I guess everyone thought this little girl isn’t a threat, now same category!?!? It’s shaking.

“I could be wrong. Maybe he has other reasons. But BET announcement was on June 15th and by June 17th I was getting complaints from fans saying they can’t find it. Either way, spirits up.”

Reacting to Sho Madjozi’s claim, the ‘African Giant’ singer said the flagging down of the song had nothing to do with him or the award.

He added that the development had to do with issues involving Atlantic US, the record label that produced the song.

“Own It is not my song. If my voice is on it however it should have been properly cleared. If the remix wasn’t cleared with the label (Atlantic US) it automatically gets flagged,” he wrote. 


“Nothing to do with me personally or any award. Always best to reach out professionally. Congrats on BET’s!”


Sho Madjozi would still dismiss the Nigerian singer’s explanation, wondering why the song was not flagged down until her nomination for the award.

“To believe this I would have to believe that: 1. The song got automatically flagged a month late by coincidence. 2.When they said YOU wanted it down they meant your label 3. A big international label would release a song without clearing it It’s a lot Burna. Let’s keep it…” she replied.  

‘Own It’ is a song by Stormzy, English rapper, featuring Ed Sheeran, a British singer, and Burna Boy. It was released on November 22, 2019.

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