Burna Boy, a Nigerian award-winning Afrobeat singer, has revealed the astonishing reason he turned down a $5 million offer in Dubai.
According to the Grammy winner, he declined a lucrative opportunity to perform in the United Arab Emirates, UAE, because he would be prohibited from smoking marijuana while there.
He mentioned that smoking is prohibited in parks, beaches, and other public recreational areas in Dubai under Emirati law.
Burna added that he can’t go to any place where he would be restricted to smoke.
“Just now I turned down Dubai money, 5 million dollars na small thing cos me I no dey like to dey go where Dem no go gree allow me to smoke Igbo”.
His statement has sparked mixed reactions as many tried defending the singer’s choice.
One I Am King Katt wrote, “Chile I would have been sober as hell for that 5m
One Frederick Khall wrote, “And y’all say you can’t get addicted to weed
One Trullyy Me wrote, “It’s probably more than that Americans have been getting locked up over there for literally getting harassed by the people in Dubai. I wouldn’t want to get locked up for defending myself
One Vibe With Josh wrote, “That’s some addict behavior because what? You can’t stop for 1-2 days, that’s wild
One Daniel Who wrote, “It’s addiction. If he’s smoking daily he won’t be able to do much without it. Hmmm being high is him sober
One Mr Humbly Fly wrote, “That’s not addiction. He smart, maybe 5 mil ain’t that much to him, and I’d prefer my freedom if I go and I decided to try smoke and go to jail. Y’all know Dubai is strict on everything idk why still choose to go there
One Prince Henry wrote, “Man Dubai has too many rules for some so if you know you’re not going to follow the rules then don’t go
One Egyptali wrote, “Weed addiction is a real thing!! Folks be like I can stop whenever I want. I just don’t want o! Or turn down 5 million lol. But hey to each is own!”.