Nigerian Artist Burna Boy sabotages Sho Madjozi over BET 2020 Nomination.
Burna Boy and Sho Madjozi featured UK based Nigerian artist Stormzy on remix to his song called OWN IT.
Own it remix become a hit due to mixed flavors, a combination of South African and Nigerian flair earning the trio a BET nomination. Sho Madjozi, Burna Boy and Stormzy are competing in the Best International Act at BET Awards 2020 along side fellow African Innoss’B from DRC.
Sho Madjozi is the only woman in the Best International Act category.
The John Cena hit maker Sho Madjozi cries foul after Burna Boy files a You Tube copyright complain leading to the temporary removal of the OWN It Remix song on the platform.
What Sho Madjozi says over the removal of Own it Remix on YouTube by Burna Boy
She accuses Burna Boy of being a bully and cruel
This world is full of bullies. If I leave any message at all from the life I’ve lived, I hope it’s to not be discouraged and to not be intimidated. To stay loving, kind and honest in the face of cruelty.
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.
Song was out for a whole month before that, no problem.
She accuses Burna Boy of being tall only because others are on their knees
In the words of the great Toni Morrison, “If you can only be tall because someone else is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.”
Limpopo based Sho Madjozi is confined that despite the Burna Boy Own It Remix sabotage she has done enough in the past year to deserve her stop.
“Everyone nominated has done big tings and should be confident that their work will speak for itself. Personally I’m happy with the work I have done in the past year. John Cena was an international phenomenon, I did that”
Sho Madjozi leaves the honors in the judges hands and hopes they heard her verse on the Own it Remix before it was taken down.
“Good luck to everyone nominated. It’s up to the judges now (I hope they heard my own it verse before it was taken down”
Burna Boy defends himself over the removal of Own it Remix
Burna Boy laments that though Own it Remix is not his song, as long as his voice is on the song it has to be properly cleared by his recording label.
“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. Nothing to do with me personally or any award. Always best to reach out professionally. Congrats on BET’s!”
Which Sho Madjozi replied
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 real!!
This Sho Madjozi Burna Boy Own it Remix drama has left South Africans with divided opinions.
Burn Boy vowed to never perform in South Africa after lashing at South Africans and accusing them of being Xenophobic, a statement he received backing from the EFF leader Julius Malema.