By Annette Amondi
A section of online users have called out Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime Baraza after he defended Burna Boy’s peasant comment.
Kenyans online were on Burna Boy’s neck demanding for an apology over his peasant comment last year when Bien interjected.
This was after State house director of brand strategy Big Tedd called out Burna Boy.
“I have run concerts in Kenya for many years and one thing I have seen with many of the even so called “divas” is the respect they accord a visiting country..even in the past when the artist would leave the country without payment they would curse the promoter BUT NEVER the citizens… So I gather that @burnaboygram is in town for another collection from “peasants” first of all on MASHUJAA day” Big Tedd wrote in part
Bien defended Burna Boy saying the country has bigger fish to fry.
“If you demanded an apology this vehemently from political class. This would be a different country all together”wrote Bien.
Fans told Bien he was missing the point but he responded saying Kenyans don’t respect themselves.
“We don’t respect ourselves but we demand respect from others. We (Myself included) have brought this country and particularly our industry to its knees. I don’t endorse Burna Boy behavior.. But feel like we have bigger fish to fry” he said