P.Diddy denies shading Burna Boy, says story was fake
American rapper and Hip-hop mogul Sean Combs popularly known as P.Diddy is refuting claims that he made comments on Nigerian Burna Boy not winning a Grammy award at the recently concluded ceremony. Burna was nominated for Best Global Music Album but lost to Masa Takumi.
According to a report done by tabloid TMZ yesterday, “Diddy took to IG amid his messages of love to snipe BB ... taking credit for the Afrobeats star's first and only Grammy win, while scoffing at the notion he thought his latest project, "Love, Damini" would be just as successful.”
The magazine also went ahead to share an image seemingly from Diddy’s Instagram story with the quote, “I helped you win your first and only Grammy award which I did out of my kindness, and somehow you thought you could win another one without my help??? Oohh okay.... "
Barely 12 hours later, the rapper refuted those claims taking to his IG with the image writing fake on it. Diddy’s team has also refuted the claims saying it was all love.
Diddy served as co-executive producer for Burna's 2020 album "Twice as Tall" which went on to win “Global Music Album” at the 2021 Grammys.
The win also earned Kenyan ensemble Sauti Sol their first Grammy recognition for their work on Burna Boy’s album.
Kenyan rapper Fena Gitu known as Fenamenal hosted a listening party for her upcoming album dubbed “Love.Art.Lust” stylised as #LAL.