Wizkid wasn’t talking about you – Dj Tunez to Nigerian rappers
Wizkid’s official Disc Jockey, DJ Tunez has said the comment made by the Grammy winner about rap was not directed at Nigerian rappers.
He took to his Twitter account to make clarifications regarding what was seen as a insult to Hip Hop acts in the country.
It may be recalled that during an interview with 10 magazine the “Essence” crooner said rap is dead while arguing in favour of Afrobeats dominating the Hip Hop genre.
According to the Starboy Entertainment founder, the Hip Hop artistes mostly rap on the same beats, and they have similar styles.
Wizkid also took to social media and said Nigerian rappers are non-rappers who lack development and he went on to list the South Africa’s Nasty C and Ghana’s Sarkodie as the ‘real rappers’ in Africa.
Subsequently, Wizkid received backlash mostly from Nigerian rap artistes who either responded to him online or released diss raps.
Speaking on the heels of how rappers attacked Big Wiz, DJ Tunez asked them if they really think his interview wa about them.
He tweeted; ”Y’all really think baba was talking bout y’all in that article? 😂 Come on guys!”
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Meanwhile, Nigerian Hip Hop artiste, Blaqbonez has expressed disappointment in the Afrobeats star over the same comment.
Blaqbonez said he is not disappointed in what Wizkid said during the interview, rather what got him upset was how the Joro crooner subsequently trolled rappers on social media.
He described as condescending and degrading the attacks Wizzy targeted at artistes in the Hip Hop genre.
He wrote; ”The last few days had me reflecting, looking back at how far I’ve come, the Wins and the Losses, whatever rap may or may not be, it got me this, everything i have, the cult like fans who by far are the best part of everything.
I said that to say i’m disappointed, everyone knows I’m a big wizkid fan, maybe even a d**k rider on twitter but rn I’m disappointed, i am, I can’t hide my emotions, I wasn’t even mad at the magazine article, those are conversations I’ve even had behind the scenes, but the actions that followed can’t be defended, heavily degrading and undeserved but I’d keep doing my thing, carrying the most bashed and the most attacked genre on my back, showing the world what a Nigerian rapper looks like.
I’d keep dropping these hits, classic albums, selling out my shows, however far it takes me I’m good with it long as i can feed my family….”