Oxlade shared a screenshot of a 2018 message from Mohbad, where the late singer praised Oxlade’s singing abilities.
However, it appeared that Oxlade had ignored the message and had even restricted Mohbad on social media.
This action did not sit well with some fans, who accused Oxlade of showing fake love.
In response to the backlash, Oxlade removed the original post and shared another screenshot of a chat between him and the late singer.
In a statement posted on his X (formerly Twitter) account last night, Oxlade explained that the motive behind restricting Mohbad’s account was not to belittle or ignore him but to ensure that he could respond properly to the chat.
Oxlade clarified that his social media accounts are managed by his record label, and restricting an account is a way of signaling to his label that messages from those accounts require his personal attention.
He explains that he restricts accounts with which he has a personal relationship to ensure that only he can reply.
The ‘Kulosa’ crooner further revealed that he has been receiving death threats as a result of this incident but emphasised that he does not take those threats personally.
“On This matter, I won’t be quiet. How do you think people like me manage the DMs? We have teams. I restrict certain accounts to only me/my phone so only I can reply. I’m not clearing my name. I am giving you facts.
“I’ve lost a friend, and I can’t grieve properly because elders and blogs want to use me for clickbait. Fighting against bullying, but you are bullying me.
"Make it make sense. I’m not speaking on this again, please. Let’s focus on getting justice. Make una use una time to do better things and leave other people to live.
“Note: I only restrict accounts I have a personal relationship with because my label runs my account in order not to miss important bookings and business conversations.
"So the restricted account is a way of pointing out to my label that the messages from these accounts are private and come from my close friends.
“I have been getting death threats ever since the event was unveiled but I don’t take anything personal because everything happens for a reason.
"You can silence me with a scandal but you can never dim my light. Imole season for a reason. Love; Gaza.”