MI shouldn’t have compared us with South African rappers – Vector

Rapper, Vector has said he didn’t like that fellow musician, Jude Abaga aka MI compared Nigerian rappers to their South African counterparts in his song, “You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Lives.”

In his song, MI had said Nigerian rappers were switching to singing and are being defeated by South African rappers.

However, in an interview with Punch, Vector said the veteran rapper didn’t need to make any comparison.

He explained, “No matter how much your parents flog you, they will not tell outsiders that you are a stupid child. He doesn’t have to say it openly that SA rappers are ‘killing’ Nigerian rappers. I have never said this before, but the simple truth is that we shouldn’t wash our dirty linen in public. It is fine to discipline people at home and I support that. If your children mess up, you can discipline them.

“When Jay-Z released the Death of Auto-Tune, he addressed everyone and said they should all go back to rap music. He didn’t say a group of rappers is doing better than one group. I didn’t like the fact that he called out Nigerian rappers openly and was comparing us with SA rappers.”

On why both rappers are yet to collaborate on a song, Vector said “We tried to work together on two different occasions, but it just didn’t happen. The first time was when he sent a beat to me to work on and he was supposed to be on the remix of my song, King Kong. Classiq later took his verse and did very well. We can still do something together later in the future. It is music; it is nothing serious,” he noted.

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