Nigerian rapper Ladipoe has spoken out about his feelings in the wake of Wizkid's controversial remarks on rap music.
In a recent interview with a British magazine, Wizkid revealed that he does not listen to rap anymore because he believes the genre is boring and dead.
Speaking on CoolFM, Ladipoe said he didn’t feel any type of way because he believes everybody should be entitled to their own opinion.
“The original thing was from an article that Wiz was being interviewed and he had a response about his taste and preferences,” Ladipoe said.
“When I read that, ’coz I saw a lot of reactions on the timeline first. Then I wanted to know what it was about, and then a friend of mine sent me an excerpt from the magazine.
“Personally, I think everybody is entitled to their own opinion.
"And I felt no kind of way and in fact, it didn’t sound like he was being specific about any country, just his preference for rap music.
“A lot of people reacted to that here in Nigeria, and then from there, everybody got petty.
“Some petty things on the timeline were being said to him.
"Of course, he had his own responses through his snap. I saw those.”
However, he made the point that no one should be insulted because everyone is attempting to promote a type of art in which they firmly believe.
The Mavin Records act noted Wizkid’s influence and the power of his words, particularly for those looking for approval since they feel that their efforts are futile.
"If there is anything that makes me feel a type of way is that nobody needs to be insulted.
"Everybody is out here, pushing an art form that they truly believe in and is in them.
“A lot of people have been seeking validation because they think that maybe they are on the wrong path and are wasting their time.
“Wiz is so influential and his words have an impact.
“The only thing I think of is the people behind me who are struggling to be on, read that and feel like ‘I’m wasting my time.
"This thing I’m trying to do is dead, anyway, in the eyes of somebody like him’.
“He is extremely influential and deservedly so; he is such a big player in the game. He is somebody that I look up to.
“I feel like it is what I’ve been doing; I call myself the leader of the revival and to shine the light on the people coming behind me.
“I feel like the light that was shone through this whole back and forth, and pettiness, it was not a positive one,” Ladipoe said.