Grammy award winning singer Burna Boy has claimed ignorance on the reuse of a portion of American singer Jeremih’s song in one of the songs on his seventh album.
Burna Boy disclosed that he was unaware that his track City Boy from the album, I Told Them, contained a sample from Jeremih’s hit song, Birthday Sex.
In a surprising revelation, the 32-year-old singer explained that he only got to know about the sampling after the song had gone viral.
“Honestly I only found out that there was a Jeremih sample two days ago because that’s when it went viral. I saw it on the internet, it’s from the internet I realised that there was a sample.
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He further said that he got the beat from his producer and sang on it without prior knowledge that it contained a sample of his American counterpart.
“I know the song (birthday sex) and I love Jeremih. The producer made the beat and I made the song but I didn’t hear the song in it but after the snippet came out I saw people talking about it so I went to check it.”
On the same album, Burna Boy sampled Brandy and Mase collaboration entitled Sittin on top of the world.
He also denied saying Black Americans have no culture.