Diddy has denied sharing a social media post in which he appeared to imply that Burna Boy did not win any Grammys this year because the Nigerian musician did not include him in the album that earned him the nominations.
In case you missed it, the renowned American business and music mogul was a co-executive producer on Burna Boy’s Twice as Tall album. At the 2021 Grammys, the 2020 project was nominated for Best Global Music Album. The award was eventually given to the Nigerian musician, making it his first Grammy win.
Burna Boy’s most recent album, Love, Damini, was nominated in the same category for the 2023 Grammys, but the 31-year-old lost to Masa Takumi’s Sakura. But that wasn’t his only defeat of the evening. His hit single, Last Last, was also nominated for Best Global Music Performance. Zakes Bantwini, Nomcebo Zikode, and Wouter Kellerman of South Africa won this award.
Following the event, an Instagram post that was allegedly shared by Diddy appeared to throw shade at Burna Boy, HOT 97 reported. The post in question said, “I helped you 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.”
But the 53-year-old later took to Instagram to deny sharing the aforementioned post, saying it was “fake.” Some social media users also questioned the authenticity of the initial post. “The whole Africa about to drag Diddy over Burna Boy,” someone tweeted.
“Nope! Diddy never posted it. It’s a certain fanbase that created the fake screenshot. They do it all the time. Davido used to be the victim of their online misinformation schemes. Now it’s Burna Boy,” another person said before adding, “Just think about it… why would Diddy even post that?”