A defiant Mr. Eazi, has announced that he would be giving out $1000 to anyone who makes a video with the hashtag #fireburnthehaters.
Up now! Its blessing time! Starting with the people who put up videos with #fireburnthehaters $1000 will be given shortly
— Outernational Eazi (@mreazi) September 11, 2017
This is coming barely 24-hour after his interview with Capital Xtra where he claimed that other Nigerian musicians are beginning to adopt his style.
The statement had directed public ire towards him as he came under heavy fire from many Nigerians online.
u’re d only Nigerian artists I’ve seen going frm next rated to upcoming https://t.co/CzWZ2eTzd8 on yourself bro and stop all this be4 ….
— oni kunle (@pakunzy_beat) September 11, 2017
Just go back to Ghana … But here …your fanbase is competing with Dija's
— iNasty🇳🇬 (@Unilagsurge) September 11, 2017
A rare picture of Nigerians listening to any new song from Mr. Eazi. pic.twitter.com/fwyjW647LV
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) September 12, 2017
Me I cannot sincerely blame Mr Eazi since he's used to covering his sense with farmer hat! pic.twitter.com/zrczvZtNjF
— KRONOS II (@IamTheZeus) September 12, 2017
His comments also elicited a subliminal response from compatriot, Runtown, who tweeted that Mr. Eazi should not take things personally as was finishing what Mr. Eazi “think” he started.
Bout to drop that new sound again and pls Don't get mad when i finish what you think you started 😆😂
— Runtown (@iRuntown) September 9, 2017
Mr. Eazi’s latest controversy has awakened debate as to whether his recent comments was calculated to spin attention towards his upcoming work(s).
So far, in all the polls Nigerians have ran on Twitter since the incident, Mr. Eazi has not won any.
However, conclusions in relation to his popularity among Nigerians cannot be drawn yet until the whole event fizzles out.
More reactions below:
Who has more bangs in the music industry ATM?
RT for Speed Darlington 🇳🇬
LIKE for Mr Eazi 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/5Rwkdz8Nfb
— 9jaWitches 🧙♀️🇳🇬 (@badgalmaddie_) September 11, 2017
Nigerians !Let's settle this beef
.RT for RUNTOWN
FAV for MR Eazi pic.twitter.com/rC1Zgmbvsn
— Jahmal Usen (@jahmalusen) September 11, 2017
At least one's repping his country well while the other one's acting like an undiluted bastard.
RT for VICO
Like for Mr eazi pic.twitter.com/rEs58B8upX
— 💥 (@Miofoworola_) September 10, 2017
Meanwhile, Mr. Eazi has promised to donate 10% of the profit from his London Festival Show to flood victims in Makurdi, Benue State.
Earliest reactions of Nigerians so far still show that Mr. Eazi is becoming unpopular among Nigerians.
This Twitter user asked if Mr. Eazi would be forgiven after his donations:
Mr Eazi has promised to donate 10% of his London Festival Profit To The Flood Victims In Makurdi, Nigerians is he forgiven?
— Enekem 💎 (@EnekemGreg) September 12, 2017
But Nigerians are having none of that:
He should publicly apologize to Nigerians and retract his silly statements
— Kings (@Kingdons2020) September 12, 2017
Lol. He looks like he needs the 10% more.
— EL PATRON DON PABLO. (@I_amtolu1) September 12, 2017
Forgiven FIRE 😒
— Chyna 😻 (@blac_chynese) September 12, 2017