Burna Boy Disses Jack Harlow Regarding VMA Victories
The 2022 MTV Video Music Awards’ huge night for Jack Harlow upset both musicians and viewers. Viewers responded on social media after Beyonce and BTS lost out to the song “Song of the Summer,” which received four moon men and was the crowd favorite. “A white man winning over Beyonce, BTS and Doja, VMAs be serious,” a fan wrote. Not just spectators were outraged by Harlow’s victories. The “First Class” rapper’s colleagues in the business appear to also feel betrayed by his Sunday winning run.
Burna Boy, who often steers clear of media controversy, posted a video on TikTok of a crowd screaming his hit song “Last Last” loudly. In addition to the heartfelt video, it was the Nigerian singer’s remark that led some viewers to believe he was disparaging Harlow. “Wow so many heartbroken people #LastLast #Songofthesummer,” he said, adding, “When #MTV Says Jack Harlow Had The Song of the Summer [yawn emoji].”
Burna Boy’s single “Last Last” is his first to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo or lead artist. It’s also his highest-charting song, spending the eighth week at the top of the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart. The colorful tune, which samples Toni Braxton’s 2000 hit “He Wasn’t Man Enough,” has held the top spot on the US Afrobeats chart for the longest amount of time. Fans appear to support Burna Boy’s opinions. One respondent shared, “Never have I got in da car and said yo throw on that new Jack Harlow but I did say put on last last I need debo and shaloy or w/e he say.”
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