Top US publication, New York Post has been at receiving end of a backlash following its post on Afro-fusion artiste, Burna Boy.
In the report, New York Post said Burna Boy rose to stardom on the influence of Beyonce.
The publication made the post moments before Burna Boy dropped his new album “Twice As Tall” on Friday.
Recall that the self-proclaimed African Giant worked in Beyonce’s 2019 Lion king-inspired album, having a track called ‘J Ara E “ for himself.
New York Post in its post wrote “As you can imagine, the Nigerian artist felt like worldwide royalty when he was approached by the Queen B — um, yes, Beyoncé — to work with her on last year’s “The Lion King: The Gift” album.
“Now, as people all over the planet are still streaming Bey’s “Black Is King” on repeat — and hearing Burna Boy’s smooth but funky jam “Ja Ara E” — the international sensation, born Damini Ogulu, is embracing his own ascending stardom with his new album, “Twice as Tall,” out Friday.”
— New York Post (@nypost) August 14, 2020
The post, however, did not go down well with Nigerians who stormed the publication’s Twitter page to criticize them on the claims.
See reactions below:
This is condescending and annoying to read,Where was Beyonce when Fela was serenading afrobeatz world wide?
See let this awon omoyeye not annoy us today oo.
— Serengeti (@Mohamme25889490) August 14, 2020
@nypost who ever wrote this headline should please put a check on it. He is who he is today not with the help of Beyonce! Do your research , be a competent journalist or quit your job!!! 🤦🏽♂️
— Jaywon ✪ (@jaywonofficial) August 14, 2020
Beyonce needs Afrobeat and Africa to make money not the other way round. Nowadays she is the perfect of everything African. Afrobeat went international without he single contribution. I know I’ve misplaced my comments but damn they have to claim everything good from Africa.
— Koech Chepkole (@chepkole) August 14, 2020
Beyoncé did what????? Y’all are really in need of a medical check!!! Burna was Burna before Beyoncé worked with him. This is trash talk!!!!!!
— Kunle Kenny (@kunle_kenny) August 14, 2020
It’s not too late, you can still delete this before most Nigerians wake up in 6 hours
— Man Seeking Entanglement (@Sxheed_o) August 14, 2020
Burna Boy would make it very hot for you when he wakes up. Its night in Nigeria now
— Mr. Onyinye (@theslickguy) August 14, 2020
— Fàkòyéjò Olàlékán Allnews Business (@Fakoyejo_Ola) August 14, 2020