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Burna Boy: trolled by fans for likening self to gorilla

Burna Boy’s tweet regardless of the explanation he gave elicited quite a number of reactions as most social media users have interpreted it to mean pride Others have warned him not to term it racism when referred that way by a white

Superstar and Grammy award-winning artist, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy has received positive and negative commentaries for likening himself to a gorilla.

The African giant in his tweet on Sunday explained that people should not consider the beating of his chest as a show of pride but rather should see that he is a gorilla and that’s why he does it. He tweeted: “If I dey beat my chest, no misunderstand/ No be Pride, I be GORILLA.”

Burna Boy’s tweet regardless of the explanation he gave elicited quite a number of reactions as most social media users have interpreted it to mean pride Others have warned him not to term it racism when referred that way by a white. While some others have eulogized him.

@DanielRegha tweeted “Burna Boy there’s a difference between confidence & pride, U are pr¤ud; U have disrespected ur fans, fellow artistes & a lot of celebs repeatedly. No doubt u are a talented artiste but u need to improve ur attitude cos fame is temporary but character creates a legacy.

Be humble.” @PompyRuby “Burna get pride truly.. I see am for bejay lounge for Lekki and we were hailing him and stefflondon.. He no even respond nor say Hi.. He just day move with him escorts them” @Jonatha94547703 “No matter how much you try to fake the love, it’s a fact that very few or no one likes an arrogant person….. Ok hand” @ChinonsoNucio “Odogwu even if Na pride…

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Na African giant you be… Standing alone to win Grammy is better than gum body… Na me talk am… You are Way too big Jor” @Da15boss tweeted: “You for Dey talk all these things before u win Grammy na.” @Luckyflows said: “If Gorilla like make e beat him chest that one no mean say Godzilla no go beat am.ijs.” @Spend0Gustav0 tweeted:

“Wahala for who them catch put for zoo o.” @ShoffiQuizZ stated: “Burna Boy is not only an artist, he’s an angel, an inspiration, a king, and of course a legend. I realized how talented, passionate and loving he was. I just laugh whenever I remember people used to overlook him in the past.”

@dami_mastermind tweeted: “But if Oyinbo call u “GORILLA” then go say na racists oo.” @alte_native wrote: “In other words ” no vex say I dey shine, e dey come naturally because I be SUN.” @tontytroy tweeted: “Even if na pride you deserve am.”

@dejimolee tweeted: “Until them mistakenly put you for zoo.” JosephTofunmi1 said: “One thing I learnt from you, it pays to be your real self ! A lot of people don’t even love who they are yet looking for who to love em ! Think about it.”

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