Nigerian Artist Burna Boy Pays Tribute To Rapper AKA
Burna Boy, the renowned Nigerian musician, has paid tribute to the late South African hip-hop star AKA through the release of a short track.
AKA passed away over the weekend following a shooting incident in Durban.
Burna Boy appears to have been deeply affected by AKA’s death, expressing in his rap that the shooting “took me out of a positive mood.”
While they were once close friends, the two musicians later became rivals in the music industry.
According to Burna Boy, he and AKA had a public falling out after collaborating on the hit song “All Eyes on Me,” and they didn’t maintain a friendly relationship afterwards, iHarare reports.
In a tribute track shared on his Instagram stories, Burna Boy opened up about his grief and shared his past experiences with AKA through his heartfelt lyrics.
The lyrics of the song made a reference to a past incident when AKA witnessed Burna Boy carrying a gun and Burna Boy then suggested that AKA should have one too.
“WTF is all of that about/ I just heard he died, seen that video at that restaurant/
Took me out of a positive mood/
Took me back to that day when you saw my (gun) and you said I was wild/
Then I told you you should have one too/
Cuz it weren’t like niggaz wasn’t dying but I thought you knew/
And I ain’t really fuck with you/
But I didn’t want you dead, it was like that with me and you/
I hope they catch whoever did you wicked/
I hope you rest in peace, even though we ain’t kick it/
At the end of the day we some grown ass niggaz”
Burna Boy’s tribute to AKA has caused quite a commotion in the music industry, as many people have praised him for breaking his silence after nearly a week.
His tribute has been well-received, with people expressing appreciation for his expression of grief and support during this difficult time.