AKA Claps Back At Critics Who Expected Him To Hate On Burna Boy’s Grammy Win! AKA and Burna Boy went from making one of the biggest collaborations of our time on the continent to exchanging not so kind kind words on social media over xenophobia. Whilst both artists seem to have moved on from the issue, the fans have not forgotten.
Over the past few years after the heated twitter exchange, fans have always brought up the other when the other does something great. It’s not surprising fans wanted to know how AKA was feeling after Burna Boy won his first Grammy this past weekend for his latest album, “Twice As Tall” in the world music album category. One fan brought up the Grammy win to SupaMega and his response might have been surprising to some critics.
“That’s crazy man. I always knew that guy was something special. What a King. Just because I decided to defend my country doesn’t mean I cant appreciate his greatness,” AKA responded. Another fan asked AKA if he would still respect Burna Boy if he had not achieved the global success he has. To that AKA responded saying, “That guy has always been who he is today. We were just fortunate to know it before the world did.“
AKA then clapped back at a hater who suggested AKA’s responses were him being weak. “What’s weak is you wishing I would be a hater for your own entertainment. Also change your avatar. We wanna see your face. Not Bart Simpson,” AKA said.
Just over a year ago, AKA made it clear he never hated Burna Boy after his first Grammy nomination for his album ‘African Giant’ in the same category, which he did not win. “I never hated Burna Boy. All I did was stand up for my country. I think it’s time to move past this narrative. It’s tired. Like I said, even a nomination is a huge achievement,” AKA said at the time.
Other SA rappers who have congratulated Burna Boy on his historic grammy win include Cassper Nyovest who tweeted, “Congrats to Trevor Noah, Anatii, Wizkid and Burna Boy. AFRICAN SOIL!!! #Grammy.”