Following the heated football match between Nigeria and Ivory Coast at the AFCON finals, things took a different turn on social media. Amid the banter over Nigeria’s loss, Burna Boy was seen getting into an exchange of words with a troll on Twitter (now X).
The X user responded to the singer’s recent tweet by referring to the singer’s loss at the recent Grammy Awards. Calling him a fool in Yoruba the X user said, “Ode, bottled 4 Grammy’s.”
Burna Boy swiftly retaliated by pointing out the user’s display picture, which happened to be an image of Davido, sparking outrage among fans. He said, “The actual Joke is in your Display picture.”
Following Burna Boy’s initial response, which has since been deleted, the backlash on social media was swift, with fans expressing disappointment in Burna Boy’s jab at Davido. Some users criticised the move as childish and predicted a potential retaliation from Davido.
One Nnena on Instagram said: “Soon you all will be up in David’s sleeve . This is so low and ch!ldish because I don’t know how he got in this intersection. Not nice.” And another user said: “Burna just trolled Davido, nobody saw anything wrong about it. Just wait till OBO Returns the favour the internet will be on fire.” Another user said, “Now he is directly trolling Davido…as much as I love Burna, I’m not supporting this his fish behaviour.”
Burna Boy also responded to an X user’s tweet, which pointed out that the troll had changed his display picture from Davido to Burna Boy.
Amid the outrage across social media because of Burna Boy’s jab at Davido, Burna hinted at his phone being taken from him, saying “Won tun ti gba phone, until next time.”