Damini Ogulu, alias Burna Boy, a Grammy-winning Nigerian musician, has alleged that American rapper J.Cole told him during a studio session that he is on the same level as late hip-hop great Tupac Shakur.
Burna Boy made the remark while appearing as a guest on the newest episode of Elliott Wilson’s Rap Radar Podcast.
“I don’t really know how everything happened, but somehow I end up in the studio with J. Cole and a bunch of basketball players tall as hell,” he explained. We’re all just talking about life and everything before [recording] any songs.
“For me, I don’t really like to have conversations with people that don’t live with me. You know, I don’t have long conversations like that. So, I found myself just going off.
“And before we start [recording], he [J. Cole] just goes, ‘Bro, this n*gga is Tupac. And then I looked around to see who he’s talking about. It’s me he’s talking about. He’s like, this n*gga is like Tupac reincarnated in Africa.”
Kanyidaily recalls that J. Cole was featured on ‘Thanks’, in Burna Boy’s seventh studio album, ‘I Told Them…’ which was released last week.