Prominent American rapper, Joe Budden, has bestowed a remarkable title upon the Grammy-winning Nigerian artist Burna Boy, declaring him as the ‘biggest artiste in the world’. Budden’s recognition of Burna Boy’s influence in the music industry came to light during a recent episode of his podcast on the Joe Budden Network.
Despite his acknowledgment of Burna Boy’s prominence, Budden expressed his dissatisfaction with Burna Boy’s decision to acquire rights to Jamaican artist Byron Messia’s hit track ‘Talibans’ following his participation in its remix. Budden made a point of highlighting his strong opposition to similar actions, even citing an instance involving Kanye West’s behavior a few years ago.
Budden conveyed his perspective on the matter, stating:
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“I’m never a fan of individuals claiming ownership of pre-existing songs after contributing to a remix. To the biggest artiste in the world, Burna Boy, yeah, I’m not a fan of when that occurs. If you were responsible for the hit, then capitalize on it. If Burna Boy is involved, then it should belong to him. However, I’m not privy to the specifics of the arrangement between Byron Messia and Burna Boy.”
Budden further recalled instances when such arrangements did not yield favorable outcomes for artists, specifically mentioning the case of Designer and Kanye West, where he strongly opposed a similar course of action.