Burna Boy calls AKA ‘retarded’, says security won’t save him when they meet (Exclusive tweets)

Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has come down hard on South African rapper AKA in the wake of the xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa. The self-professed African Giant slammed AKA for his comments following the defeat suffered by the South African national team, Bafana Bafana at the hands of the Super Eagles at the 2019 Nations Cup in Egypt.
Burna Boy had initially reacted to a tweet from fellow Nigerian artiste, MI Abaga which seemed to be defending AKA. Subsequently, he had taken AKA to the cleaners in another tweet.
As a matter of fact, Burna Boy had called AKA ‘retarded’.
Thereafter, he declared that the South African rapper would be needing his security the next time he encounters him.
The tweets have since been deleted, probably considering their sensitive nature. However, a 1st News correspondent was able to grab a screenshot of the tweets before they were taken down.
See screenshots of Burna Boy’s tweets below:

AKA had expressed his displeasure when Bafana Bafana lost a keenly-contested quarter final tie to the Eagles in Egypt.
The game, played at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday July 10, saw the Eagles triumph 2-1. Subsequently, AKA had wasted no time in taking to his Twitter page to expressing his misgivings about the defeat.

Burna Boy follows in Ycee’s footsteps

He wrote: “This match was bigger than football. Why do we always lose to Naija at everything?”
His tweet back then did not go down well with a number of people. Indeed, his celebrity status made many believe the tweet may spark off angry reactions from South Africans over the loss. Consequently, the on-going wave of xenophobic attacks has seen Nigerians take him to task over it.
Prior to Burna Boy’s tweet, rapper Ycee had equally called out the South African singer for his controversial post.
Ycee had stated his displeasure over the post, especially in view of the on-going attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.
“Bro if you refuse to see the underlying implications of what you tweeted. There’s really no need for the back and forth.
“As public figures we should always recognize the strength our platforms carry! I have no agenda or narrative to push. I’m just deeply hurt and that’s that,” Ycee wrote.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to South Africa over the reported xenophobic attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29. The Special Envoy is expected to convey Buhari’s deep concerns over the xenophobic attacks to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.
Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina noted that the envoy would also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.
The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria by Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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