Mixed and shocking reactions have trailed the online beef between popular rapper MI Abaga and music journalist Joey Akan.
In the early hours of Thursday, May 19, 2022, popular Nigerian rapper MI Abaga took to his social media platform to respond to a tweet by popular music journalist Joey Akan about the visit of DaBaby to Nigeria.’
MI Abaga had called Joey out for disrespectin g rappers following his tweet about DaBaby’s visit to Lagos Nigeria for a video shoot with Davido. Joey Akan had been quick to respond that the rapper did not have any need to demand for respect when in the past his artistry had automatically earned him the respect.
MI followed with a tweet stating that the music Journalist was an enemy of hip hop in Nigeria, to which Joey Akan had accused him of spilling secrets about artists to soil their image and reputation.
The series of tweets between them had spurred mixed reactions from social media users who had chipped in one way or the other.
Here are some of the reactions below:
When Vector said “you lifted Artist so you can step on them to your peak” I knew that statement really meant something big.
He also said “you claim helping people who are struggling to make it”
— Talk With Abiola (@holy_spireet1) May 19, 2022
This is very funny. Joey has no such power he’s just a music journalist putting his opinion out there.
Hip-Hop is struggling in every industry today.
In SA they are having similar diminishing returns.
The genre needs more of journalists and curators than music artistes.
— Anambra 1st son💭 (@UchePOkoye) May 19, 2022
So, Joey are you always on Mi because his position in HipHop isn’t true ?
Or because of his “personal sins”
— 🅿️ℍ ᄂ (@chukwue6uka) May 19, 2022
He is actually spitting hard facts, Ckay who was once signed under choc city has the far biggest song Choc City might ever have. Pop >> Rap especially in Nigeria, your era was the only time Rap became Big & it faded out after a few years.
Rap in NG is Finished RN 👍
— Chief Nomso 👑 (@Odogwu_Nomso) May 19, 2022