Popular South African singer, Sho Madjozi, is pointing fingers at Nigerian singer, Burna Boy, for taking down ‘Own It’ remix which she was featured, a gesture she deemed a sabotage.
Burna Boy together with Sho Madjozi featured Stormzy, UK based Nigerian artist on remix to his song called OWN IT.
‘Own it’ remix became a hit due to diverse collaboration, an act that can be described as mixed flavor, a combination of South African and Nigerian flair leading to BET nomination for the trio.
Sho Madjozi, Burna Boy and Stormzy are competing in the Best International Act at BET Awards 2020 along side fellow African Innoss’B from DRC.
Interestingly, Sho Madjozi is the only woman in the category.
On Thursday, the South African singer took to her social media page to claim that Burna Boy took down the remix of the song because of her nomination ahead of the 2020 BET awards.
In a lengthy thread, Sho Madjozi also alleged that the ‘Ye’ crooner’s action was because he considered her a “threat” having been nominated for the same category — Best International Act — at this year’s edition of the award.
“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,” she wrote on Twitter.
Burna Boy in his response to the accusation, claimed he had nothing to do with it.
“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!” he wrote on Twitter.