Some Nigerians on Twitter have come hard on Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, South African rapper better known as AKA, for demanding an apology from Burna Boy.
On Wednesday, AKA took to his Twitter handle to call out Burna Boy to apologise for threats and condemnatory comments made during the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
In the wake of the heightening tension between both nations, Burna Boy had said he would never visit the country until the problem is resolved.
He also threatened AKA for his “inciting” comments after Nigeria defeated South Africa at the 2019 AFCON.
Yet, some weeks after Burna Boy had made the “outrageous threats”, he was billed to headline the ‘Africa Unite’ concert, a diplomatic music event to hold in South Africa in a bid to quell the tension between citizens of both countries.
As of the time this report was filled, the topic is trending on Twitter, where a number of Nigerians appear unwilling to accept AKA’s demand that Burna Boy apologises to the people of South Africa.
“AKA didn’t sleep all night. Trying to get Burna boy’s attention but Burna boy is busy catching flights whilst the nigga is catching emotions,” a Twitter user said.
“AKA trying so hard to resurrect his dead career through Burna Boy. You want him to apologize for what, don’t even know Why Africa unite is at South Africa? Why not somewhere else,” another user said.
Here are top reactions from the trend:
AKA didn’t sleep all night…trying to get Burna boy’s attention but Burna boy is busy catching flights whilst the nigga is catching emotions 😂😂😂😂😂
— Harley Quinn 👸🏻 🧝🏻♀️ 👩🏻🦳 (@HarleyQuinnng) November 14, 2019
I don’t understand why this low budget android Drake is trying to get an apology from one of Africas greatest
He doesn’t know burna is popular than him, majozi and black coffee combined #Burna pic.twitter.com/qbwp0MyKQq
— c.r.u.n.c.h.y.n.e.s.s🍭🌹 (@joreshh) November 14, 2019
Y'all know that toxic person who plays victim cos you reacted to what they did to you?
Yeah, that's what some South Africa tweeps and AKA are
Asking Burna Boy to apologise? Please ask all Nigerian victims of Xenophobia to apologise too so we know y'all are the true victims. https://t.co/0Rn0e4MBiT
— 👑 OLUWAFIFUNMI 🎨🇳🇬 (@FifunmiRexx) November 14, 2019
South Africans should go and wait for burna boy at the airport with a banner saying "we are sorry Nigeria 🇳🇬🇳🇬 #africangiant
— dayfords_ (@Dayfords_) November 14, 2019
Everyone keeps saying Burna said he won't ever come to SA, without quoting him to the full stop of that tweet.
— Nyasha Noreen (@empress_nyasha) November 14, 2019
— My conscience (@Gprince_off) November 14, 2019
AKA trying so hard to resurrect his dead career through Burna Boy. You want him to apologize for what, don’t even know Why Africa unite is at South Africa? Why not somewhere else?
— Engineer Tolu Tezzy_ (@tolutezzy_) November 14, 2019
@akaworldwide is right this time. He made so much noise about not going to SA and couldn’t even last one concert.
He needs to apologize for the lack of sincerity as well. I’m appalled he is going to SA after all that. https://t.co/clseLBjNDk
— David (@UyiDm2) November 14, 2019
South Africans attacked Nigerians which made Burna boy get mad. He pledged never to go to South Africa bcos of what happened
The South African Govt decides to Apologize by inviting Burnaboy to their event to show unity but one Xenophobic drake feels he’s God and needs an apology
— AJ | Adonai (@mrmanhere_) November 14, 2019
South Africans are Unapologetic with their Xenophobic Attacks, they enjoy attacking fellow Africans & get support from their Govt & Celebrities but they want Burna Boy to Apologise for saying he is tired of seeing his People Get Killed.
Fuck Them Niggas 😑
— King Nonny 👑 (@Zaddy_nomso) November 14, 2019
If you ask those South Africans what they want an apology for, they'll say "Burna Boy insulted S.A"
But did S.A not insult itself by becoming Xenophobic?
If you were Burna Boy, won't you do the same?
You see this thing they call common sense, It's scarce
— Otunba Smok3y || GB3MIGA (@OGCarterMillz) November 14, 2019
If only they knew how amaPiano and Sho Madjozi makes South Africans happy, they wouldn’t have been trying to force this Burna Boy down our throats.
— Man's Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) November 14, 2019
Burna boy won’t apologize, he will go to SA and AKAmu won’t do shit.
— Uche Daniel (@UcheDandyMUFC) November 14, 2019
Burna Boy was retaliating over xenophobia and SAns are saying he "threatened the nation". But Sjava is a whole abuser. Da L.E.S was on the rapist list with a couple of others but they can perform wherever. South Africa is a joke 💀
— nobody (@kevinchimuka) November 14, 2019
AKA needs to understand that this ain't his concert and he doesn't own a country, until the South African govt says otherwise Burna Boy would perform and he's not gonna do shit about it.#AfricansUnite #AfricanGiant
— Your Village Head 👑 (@Mr_Ichallz) November 14, 2019
Burna boy is a music god. gods don't apologise to humans talk less of Android Drake
— Ernest (@IamENESY) November 14, 2019
I respect you and vibe to your music but isn’t it still Xenophobic if SA artistes don’t want to share the stage with Burna Boy #AfricaUnite
— The Carburettor 💥💥 (@adeymulla) November 14, 2019
The burna boy me i know won’t even apologize
— lanre-Slim (@JemmyFundz) November 14, 2019
So AKA want a whole Burna Boy (African Giant) to apologize for saying what he said while your people were performing xenophobic on us?
Can somebody even remind me who AKA is again because it sounds like a confused man who doesn't have a name…
— Tandyboy (@iam_tandyboy) November 14, 2019
I really feel like they both childish. Burna boy should stay away from AKA and AKA should stay away from Burna boy. At the end of the day they both suck anyways🤷🏾♂️
— Izzy (@boss0isaac) November 14, 2019
If SA artist "made" Burna, why so some of you still only have 31× LESS the listeners he has on Spotify? If you're that big of a deal that you "make" someone, you wouldn't still be internationally unknown. Sometimes shut up.
— Lilith's Kin (@Bad_Bunny97) November 14, 2019
Burna boy was frankly out of order during those attacks but AKA tweeting for apology is childish..of course Burna should apologize if he is wise but AkA needed not be the one to beg for it… That sucks
— Nd Lomaski (@NdLomasky) November 14, 2019
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