Shallipopi, the Nigerian singer, has dropped a cryptic message in response to the criticism from Spyro, his colleague, over the lyrics of ‘Elon Musk’, his hit song.
In a recent interview, Spyro said the things people say and see can have a powerful influence on their thoughts and actions.
Using “para dey body”, a line from Shallipopi’s song as a reference, Spyro said such lyrics could promote fraudulent behaviour.
Spyro’s comment has continued to stir up heated conversations on social media platforms.
Joey Akan, the music journalist, slammed Spyro, arguing that the singer has “benefited a great deal” by working “with worldly-adjacent artistes”.
Spyro had vowed that he would never create “ungodly music” in June.
In the post on X — formerly called Twitter — Akan also questioned Spyro’s commitment to avoid the “worldly aspect of showbiz”.
This boy Spyro received his biggest ever song by working with worldly-adjacent artists. He chose Tiwa Savage for a collaboration over his faith-based colleagues.
Chioma Jesus and Dunsin Onyekan lost out on "who's your guy," remix.
He's also signed to a worldly label, performs… https://t.co/AZnAFEjmpR
— Joey Akan (@JoeyAkan) August 21, 2023Advertisement
In his reaction via X, Shallipopi warned that he is not a street artiste — although he did not provide more context to his post.
He also argued that he owns “an entirely different planet” and is “not an artiste of this earth”.
I’m not a street artist! I’m not even an artist on this earth, I own an entirely different planet (pluto) be respectful innit?Advertisement
— Shallipopi (@plutomaniapopi) August 21, 2023
“I’m not a street artist! I’m not even an artist on this earth. I own an entirely different planet (pluto) be respectful innit,” he wrote.
Shallipopi started gaining popularity when he released his first single titled ‘Elon Musk.’
He later put out his extended play (EP) which contained 6 tracks, including a remix of ‘Elon Musk’ ft. Zlatan and Fireboy DML.
In June, Shallipopi was handed a two-year prison term for online fraud.
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