Veteran record producer, ID Cabasa, has said Burna Boy’s recent claim that he turned down a $5 million offer to perform in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, UAE, because Emirate law prohibits smoking in public, was probably a “media stunt.”
ID Cabasa spoke in the latest episode of The Honest Bunch Podcast, co-hosted by media personality, Chinedu Ani Emmanuel, aka Nedu.
Nedu, the co-host, had asked: “Burna Boy rejecting $5 million because he cannot smoke in Dubai. Does it mean he has gotten to the point where he is so addicted to it and cannot do anything without smoking?”
ID Cabasa replied: “When I saw that stuff online, two things came to my mind and I will be truthful. I felt that it was a media stunt. That thing was not true. It’s $5 million we are talking about here.
“And if it’s actually true, Burna Boy is an adult, that is his own decision. But if I were the one that was offered $5 million―I don’t even smoke―don’t give me $5 million, just give me $3 million, I will even come to the show with extra artistes.”
See video below:
Nedu: Burna Boy rejecting $5,000,000 because he cannot smoke in Dubai. Does it mean he has gotten to the point where he is so addicted to it and cannot do anything without smoking?
ID Cabasa: pic.twitter.com/BjaSpJpI5l
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) November 14, 2023
Netizens has reacted to what ID Cabasa said about Burna Boy. Here are some of the responses below.
@DGreatBundee: “Audio rejection his mother will not approve such nonsense.”
@smoothXVD: “Rejected $5m keh:
@AwoyeFolarin: “Everybody just Dey bobo us.” @smootie: “Omooo peace of mind.’ @Themitharyour “$1,000,000 is enough for me.”
@Gustavo: “Egbon cabasa is one of the most intelligent in nigeria music space. We have worked together i know him wella. That man is a definition of simplicity.”
@itsSethpaul: “Anything I do, Headline new. Burnaboy name no dy comot una mouth and una claim to not like him.”
@SmithUzoma: “Baba e get dy kind money and endorsement you go get omo you have to do what makes you happy bro ,that’s what I believe.”
@mistahillzz: “Omooo, It’s the fact that most people actually believe the lamba.”
@mthillz: “How on earth do y’all think urna would reject $5m appearance fee, na know Wetin be 5 million dollars.”