Rema clears air on ‘stealing’ friend’s laptop

Popular Afrobeats singer, Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema has cleared the air on his controversial lyrics on his hit song ‘Holiday’.

Rema was accused of glorifying crime after he bragging about stealing one of his friend’s laptop during his struggling days in Benin in the lyrics.

However,  in a recent interview with Cool FM Lagos, Rema said it wasn’t his intention to glorify stealing, adding that it was very unfortunate some people saw it so.

He said, “The lyric was good enough to explain the whole scenario. It’s not that deep. I really don’t want to glorify stealing, but it was just very unfortunate [that happened at that time].”

Rema also clarified the misconceptions about his album ‘Rave & Roses’ cover art which depicts a house upside-down burning.

He said, “A lot of people had a lot of misconceptions [about the album cover], they said it’s a church. Anything they just see cross, they say it’s a church. It’s not a church. The cover art inspiration was an embodiment of me consist of a cross and a fire. The whole house actually kind of signifies me.”