The Statement That Got Me Canceled In The Music Industry -Mr Eazi
Renowned singer and entrepreneur Mr Eazi recently revisited the controversy surrounding his 2017 tweet claiming Ghana’s influence on Nigerian music. In an episode of the Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast, he shared his perspective on the cancel culture backlash.
Mr Eazi, known for hits like ‘Leg Over’, revealed he stands by his statement but expressed disappointment over the industry and friends publicly joining the cancellation instead of addressing concerns privately.
He highlighted the ongoing animosity, stating, “If that is the reason you hate, then you hate me for something else. It’s deeper than that.”
Reflecting on the situation, Mr Eazi criticized the trend of public shaming and the lack of private dialogue. He emphasized the importance of addressing issues directly rather than succumbing to crowd mentality.
The statement in full; “When the whole issue with me being cancelled, even till tomorrow, I see people come on my [social media] profile and still throw hate. They said, ‘Oh, yeah, you said that.’ I’m like, ‘Fam, really? This energy, take it to your local politician wey dey run you street.’ You feel me? I didn’t kill anybody. I said what I said.
“And I said it many years ago. If that is the reason you hate, then you hate me for something else. It’s deeper than that. And realising that just make me feel free. That’s the lens to which I look at e everything. Because I was seeing guys I was saying ‘Hello’ to, coming out to say, ‘F*ck Mr Eazi.’
“And I was like, ‘Bro, you could have called me and said, Eazi, I just saw this interview, you shouldn’t have said that. This is what I advise you to do.’ But it just became a thing of let’s all band together. And that’s why in my song ‘We Dey’, I said, ‘Twitter fingers steady showing fake love.’ Because it’s crowd mentality. It’s trendy to hate you, and now it’s like for clicks.
“There are people making art and nobody is caring about their life whether they jump or sit. It’s like they are invisible. Love and hate is acknowledgement of your existence, I’m even blessed to be able to invoke something.”
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