American rapper, actor, record producer, and record executive, Sean Love Combs better known by his stage name Puff Daddy has denied he mocked ace Nigerian singer and songwriter, Burna Boy after missing out on the 65th edition of the Grammy Awards.
While another Nigerian singer, Tems, won her first Grammy in the 2023 edition of the show in the ‘Best Melodic Rap Performance’ category, her more illustrious compatriot, Burna Boy lost out on two nominations during the ceremony.
The ‘Last Last’ crooner lost in the ‘Best Global Music Album’ and the ‘Best Global Music Performance’ categories.
Puff Daddy who was the executive producer of Burna Boy’s 2020 album, “Twice as Tall,” which won him his first and only Grammy, was later reported to have aimed a dig at the Nigerian via a social media post after the show.
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In the now-viral Instagram post, the veteran American rapper was quoted to have said:
“I helped you (Borna Boy) win your first and only Grammy award, which I did out of kindness, and somehow you thought you could win another without my help? Oh okay.”
However, after the post started trending on all social media platforms, the billionaire music mogul took to his IG page to debunk the rumours linking him to the post mocking Burna Boy after his losses at the Grammys.
Puff Daddy, while disowning the post, claimed it was fake, even though several media platforms had shared it.
Commenting on the post with his verified Instagram account, the American record executive said: “This is fake”