Afro-fusion singer, BNXN, has expressed his concern about stan culture in the wake of his rift with Ruger.
The singer spoke of his recent social media row with Ruger following an inciting superiority comment by a fan.
The drama started in July after a fan claimed BNXN was a better artiste than Ruger.
In his response, Ruger boasted and argued otherwise.
“I love Buju. He’s good but not better than me. Everything I’ve done since the beginning was only Ruger,” he said.
“All my hits are just Ruger. I’m always proud going on stage around the world with my own hits and everyone is singing along. You see the difference?”
The superiority debate resurfaced on Thursday after BNXN aimed a dig at Rugger while promoting his EP.
The rift deteriorated into a back-and-forth diss, with both singers talking down each other’s physical appearance.
In an interview with Naija FM, BNXN opined on how much of a problem stan culture is in the music industry.
He said musicians become blind to reality while getting riled by comments that pit them against other artistes.
“Before I saw [Ruger’s] tweet, I loved the guy on a level whereby I didn’t care if he followed me back. I saw the tweet and understood why Burna Boy and Wizkid would often tell me the industry is fake,” the rapper said.
“They tell me you can’t keep smiling with all these people. I didn’t really get it till I saw that. I saw Omah Lay’s tweet and Timaya called me, asking what kind of disrespect that was. He insisted I had to say something.
“It shows how the industry could have diverse opinions, no matter how you feel about the artiste. I see comparisons every day. If it were me, I’d have blocked the fan, or I would not have responded. Stan culture is a terrible problem.
“Sometimes, you could be blindsided to reality, because you just love one person. On my side, everyone knows I don’t support such things. You can’t see me liking, retweeting, or paying attention to such comments.”
“If you hear that I bashed or insulted someone, it’s because they came directly for my music. I take it personally because I put a lot of effort into it and I don’t do freestyle. Now, I’m focused on my career trajectory,” he said.
“Ruger and I have not talked since. It is what it is. I’m still following him on social media. He’s still my bro.”