M.I in heated war of words with music journalist
Nigerian singer, Jude Abaga, aka M.I recently engaged in a heated war of words with music journalist, Joey Akan, on Twitter.
Akan had tweeted and asked why US rapper, DaBaby did not hook up with local rappers at least to greet them when he came to Nigeria.
Adding that Nigerian rappers should be respected before lashing out at them by saying, “You rappers should go and drag Davido since entitlement is usually your first name.”
He ended his tweet with laughing emojis.
Akan’s tweet obviously did not go down well with MI, as he didn’t hesitate to calling the journalist all sort of names.
In his response, he referred to Akan as a vile minded person who always demeans the efforts of the hip hop community.
According to him, the journalist is a “persona non grata” and is no longer welcomed in the culture.
“You have a small mind, so not sure you understand what false equivalency is what’s the point of this tweet? To insult rappers for wanting respect? Insecure little Joey insulting people to feel better grow up. Let it be known that Joey Akan is an enemy of Nigerian Hip Hop. You are persona non grata and no longer welcome in the culture.”
Reacting to Abaga’s rain of abuses, Akan alleged that the rapper “ruined the lives” of other people who wanted to be part of the hip pop industry.
In a follow up post, Akan claimed the singer had contacted him to “ruin the careers of other artistes.”
He further alleged that the rapper hates him because he refused to be part of his antics.
“King of Nigerian hip hop has excommunicated me. You’re not that guy, Jude. You no longer have that influence you used for evil in the past. The industry doesn’t rate you. Your past sins speak against you. You’re still stuck in the 2011, that’s why you’re crying for Rick Ross.”
“I’ve stood you up 3 times MI, when you wanted to use me to attack an artiste, you have ruined their career. I refused and you have hated me for it.”
“Leaking dirts further on your artiste to further damage their career. You know why I never attended those meetings? Because you’re evil.”Joey Akan