General News | 12 May 2024 11:20 CET

Ladipoe Breaks Silence On Wizkid's Shade At His Label Boss

By Oluwarantimi Oludase 
Ladipoe ESO

Ladipoe ESO

Nigerian singer and MAVIN signee, Ladipoe ESO, best known as Ladipoe has finally spoken up on the recent brawl that occurred on social media where his record label boss, Don Jazzy was shaded by Wizkid.

Recall that the brawl which was initially between Davido and Wizkid was escalated after a fan drew Wizkid's attention to Ladipoe’s post on X, where he wrote;

“Nigerian rappers that survived ‘hip hop is dead’ watching Afrobeat artistes go through their own.

Wizkid quoted Ladipoe's post and tweeted;
“Lol, never chatting with anyone signed to an influencer. Next.”

The MAVIN signee disclosed that he was surprised and taken aback by Wizkid's comment at his boss, he revealed that his post was not directed to shade Wizkid or anyone, but instead he was joking. He stated that he was asleep during Wizkid's tweet and he was surprised to wake up to such online feud..

The singer said;
“The whole thing was a joke. Hip-hop artists have been through this time when there was a faux narrative that hip-hop is dead. And now, you are getting the same whispers about Afrobeats. Once again, I think that they are just as ridiculous and false as at the time they were saying hip-hop is dead.

“So my tweet was like, ‘Okay, you guys [Afrobeats singers], we [rappers] went through our own [hard times]. Don’t worry, this too shall pass.’

I was more like a joke like we went through ours, now you are going through yours. That was the joke. If there’s anybody it was aimed at, it is more aimed at the audience or anybody who believes these narratives. Who are you to say any genre is dead?

“That was the whole intention behind the joke. Any other interpretation of it is something I didn’t anticipate. I know what I was thinking when I tweeted it. I tweeted it. Went to bed. Woke up to chaos.”

“To be honest, the first thing I felt when I saw all the reactions, I was amused.”

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