- Mzansi rappers have taken to social media to voice their disapproval of African muso, Burna Boy, coming to SA to perform at the Africans Unite concert
- The artists strongly believe that Burna Boy owes AKA an apology for the xenophobic comments he made earlier this year
- The significance of this concert is aimed at uniting Africans and rebuilding trust between the countries of Africa
Several Mzansi rappers are demanding that fellow African artist, Burna Boy, apologise for his past comments before he takes to the stage at the Africans Unite concert in SA.
According to SA Hip Hop magazine, the SA stars used to consider Burna Boy a peer, however changed their views on him when the Gbona hit-maker made nasty comments on the xenophobic attacks in South African earlier this year. Burna Boy even threatened AKA in a tweet that he later deleted.
However, music fans and SA rappers have not forgotten about the incident. There has been a lot of tension between Burna Boy and local artists ahead of the Africans Unite concert, which will be headlined by Burna Boy at the Sun Arena in Pretoria.
Rappers Chad Da Don, JR, Rouge, Trey and AKA took to Twitter calling for Burna Boy to apologise for his comments. Most artists took Burna Boy’s comments - including his threat to AKA - personally, even though they have had a long friendship. And they want him to apologise for his actions.
Here are some of the rappers' tweets:
A few weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Phambli Media distanced itself from the xenophobic threats between AKA and Burna Boy, as reported on by ZAlebs.
The concert is aimed at uniting Africans and rebuilding trust between the countries of Africa. The Ministry of Sports, Arts & Culture (headed by Nathi Mthethwa), Channel O and Play Network Africa have come together to put President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plan into action.
He had promised that more work would be done to alleviate hatred for foreign nationals in South Africa - thus the concert was brought to life.
"As we have our leaders working towards uniting Africa, it is important that we see each other as brothers of the same soil and come together and unite Africa. We must recognise and accept our differences as a continent and people of diverse cultures and love one another regardless."
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