South African songster and rapper, Sho Madjozi alleges that Burna Boy took down the remix of Stormzy’s “Own It” on which she was featured following her BET nominations.
Sho Madjozi released a long epistle of her claim in a lengthy Twitter thread.
The rapper said Burna Boy asked Stormzy’s team to take down the remix of the hit song
She was featured on the song alongside Burna Boy for Best International Act in the 2020 BET awards.
“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. The song was out for a whole month before that, no problem.”
The hit song by British rapper Stormzy originally features Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy.
A remix, which has now been taken down, featuring Sho Madjozi was released in May.
“Everyone nominated has done big things 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”
The rapper was shocked by Burna Boy’s act as she claimed she and Burna Boy were on good terms until she was nominated alongside him for this year’s BET awards.
Madjozi, who bagged the award for Best New International Act last year believed Burna Boy took it down because he felt she was a threat.
Burna Boy is up for Best International Act for the second year in a row after taking home the award in 2019.
SHO REVELATION CONTNUES
“Well, i guess it’s a good sign if manna shook. Last year BB and I were cool at the BETs. I guess everyone thought this little girl isn’t a threat, now same category!?!? It’s shaking”
“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.’ 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.
“I’m also the only woman in the category for best international act. Next year let’s have more. 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 replied through a tweet that the removal of the song had nothing to do with him or the awards as the remix wasn’t “properly” cleared with his record 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!”