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Sho Madjozi Accuses Burna Boy of Bullying Over BET Nominations

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South African singer-rapper, Sho Madjozi has accused Burna Boy of being behind the removal of Stormzy’s remix of  ‘Own It’ which she featured in. She connected this action to her 2020 BET nomination. The afrobeats artist was featured after she was nominated alongside Burna Boy for Best International Act in the 2020  BET awards.

Sho Madjozi is the artiste behind hit Afrobeats song, 'John Cena' that got international attention with the #Johncenachallenge and was recognized by American professional wrestler, who the song was named after.

“Own It” by British rapper Stormzy originally features Ed Sheeran and top afrobeats artist, Burna Boy. A remix featuring Sho Madjozi was released in May, however, the song has now been taken down. Sho apparently found out and got infuriated by this action connecting it to Burna Boy.

She wrote this on Twitter: 

“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. Song was out for a whole month before that, no problem.

“Everyone nominated has done big tings 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. 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 the 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. Goodluck to everyone nominated. It’s up to the judges now (I hope they heard my own it verse before it was taken down)”

However, Burna Boy in a Tweet responded to this allegation mentioning that there was an issue of terms not being ‘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!”

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