South African singer Sho Madjozi has accused Burna Boy of being the main reason ‘Own It Remix’ was taken down from the internet after its release.
Sho Madjozi in a lengthy Twitter thread claimed that Burna Boy asked Stormzy’s team to take down the remix of the hit song she featured on after she was nominated alongside Burna Boy for Best International Act in the 2020 BET awards.
“Own It” by British rapper Stormzy originally features Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy. A remix featuring Sho Madjozi was released in May, however, the song has now been taken down.
Sho Madjozi also claimed that she and Burna Boy were on good terms until she was nominated alongside him for this year’s BET awards. Madjozi claims Burna Boy took it down because he felt she was a threat.
Burna Boy is up for Best International Act for the second year in a row after taking home the award in 2019. Meanwhile, Sho Madjozi won the award for Best New International Act last year.
Burna Boy in his response tweeted that the removal of the song had nothing to do with him or the awards as the remix wasn’t “properly” cleared with his record label.