Ghanaian rapper, Strongman Burner has sent some strong words to UK-based Ghanaian fashion critic Emmanuel Sandyman, also known as Firestick during a Twitter Spaces event over his constant heckling and criticism online.
The topic of choice: “Do you think agenda boys have degraded the value and worth of GH artistes” garnered significant attention as notable figures from the Ghanaian music industry joined the virtual forum.
However, the conversation quickly escalated into a heated exchange with threats being issued by the parties involved.
Known for his candid and often unfiltered critiques of fashion choices within the entertainment sphere, Firestick has consistently singled out musicians and entertainers who opt for outfits made from synthetic materials, playfully referred to as “Banku” within Ghanaian social media circles.
While such commentary has ignited discussions in the past, it was Strongman’s participation that took this particular Twitter Spaces event to another level.
As the dialogue unfolded, the ‘Vision’ rapper, famed for his lyrical prowess, took the opportunity to highlight the challenges faced by independent artists within the Ghanaian music scene.
These hurdles, he emphasized, could often hinder their progress and creative expression.
“People are working hard and you come online to abuse them because of their choice of clothes, When I realized that behaviour of yours, I knew you were not someone to even pay attention to,’ Strongman shared.
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— Beno SarkCess (@BenopaOnyx1) August 22, 2023
The verbal altercation between the two escalated to the point where Firestick issued a not-so-subtle threat against Strongman. He openly stated that he would physically confront the rapper when their paths crossed next.
“When you see me, show me this same energy, the day we meet face to face, show me this same energy,” Firestick declared.
This unexpected turn of events has sent shockwaves across social media platforms, reigniting debates about the power of words, personal opinions, and the responsibility that comes with influential voices within the industry.
By Cyril Anani|3Xtra.tv|Ghana