Nigerian superstar Burna Boy has addressed the death of South African rapper AKA on a new track.
Last week, AKA (real name Kiernan Forbes) was shot outside of a restaurant in Durban. The rapper was killed along with his friend, the chef and entrepreneur Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane. The duo were reportedly heading to a nightclub to play a show as part of AKA’s birthday celebrations when the fatal tragedy occurred.
Police have now concluded that AKA was assassinated, but no arrests are yet to be made as they build their evidence. Speaking to Newzroom Afrika, Police Commissioner Lt Gen Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi said: “We know that the aim was to first kill AKA, and the second suspect could have killed any other [person] because they fired a couple of shots – so anybody who was on the way could have been hit.”
Following the death, the rapper’s parents Tony and Lynn Forbes posted on their son’s official Twitter account: “It is with extreme sadness that we acknowledge the passing of our beloved son. Our son was loved, and he gave love in return.”
Now, Burna Boy has discussed the heartbreaking murder on a new track he shared on his Instagram page. “WTF is all of that about? I just heard he died, seen that video at that restaurant, Took me out of a positive mood, Took me back to that day when you saw my gun and you said I was wild, Then I told you you should have one too,” he sings.
At another point, the Nigerian brings up the beef between the two artists, and says that he never wanted AKA to die. He adds, “But I didn’t want you dead, it was like that with me and you, have one too, Cuz it weren’t like n****** wasn’t dying but I thought you knew, And I ain’t really f**k with you.”
Listen to the tribute below.