Afrobeats star Burna Boy wants Coachella to know that size really does matter.
The Ye singer appears on the line-up for this years music and arts festival alongside headliners Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and Tame Impala, as well as a host of secondary performers like Blackpink and Hyukoh.
It seems just being included on the poster wasnt enough as Burna Boy, real name Damini Ogulu, is frustrated that his name was printed too small.
You know, compared to Arianas name, for example.
In a now-deleted Instagram Story, Burna Boy said: @coachella I really appreciate you. But I dont appreciate the way my name is written so small in your bill. I am an AFRICAN GIANT and will not be reduced to whatever that tiny writing means.
Fix tings quick please.
Ironically his rant is very Kan-Ye.
After blowing off steam, the On The Low singer added in another story which hasnt been deleted as yet: I represent a whole generation of SOLID AFRICAN creatives going global. Not the soft, low self esteem Africans with the slave mentality. I will grant an interview soon to make myself understood.
Nothing I say comes from any place of “pride” or any sense of “entitlement”, it comes from my vision of the future of AFRICA not just AFRICAN music.
Only a couple of hours before, Burna Boy had promoted his performance at the California festival on Instagram, telling fans: Everybody change your plans!! We all move to Coachella!
Needless to say, fans were highly amused by the singers rant with many sharing memes about his boastful African giant claims:
Lmaoooooo somebody went to clean a whole Ariana Grande's name & Put Burna Boy. No Respect pic.twitter.com/swYdbM4YcT
— KinG NomSo (@ani_nomso) January 3, 2019
To his credit, Burna Boy is one of the most successful Afrobeats artists worldwide, with millions of YouTube views, a number of hit songs plus a sold-out show in London last year.
Although, the Nigerian singer shouldnt feel too bad as his fellow Afrobeats star Mr Eazi also appears on the poster with a similar font size.
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