Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr isn’t done explaining herself for disrespecting legendary singer, King Sunny Ade.
Last weekend, Ayra Starr was mercilessly dragged online over her disrespect to King Sunny Ade at the Heineken Afrozons Pre-Grammy Party.
In the viral video, Ayra Starr who was in her unusual skimpy outfit, snubbed Burna Boy’s mother as she embraced a woman sitting beside her. Ayra went on to greet KSA while standing and shook hands with him.
Her disrespectful behavior led to backlash and Ayra Starr took to her Twitter page to tender a deep apology, referring to him as her uncle and explaining herself.
Ayra noted how she can’t be disrespectful to her elders as she is a proper Yoruba girl.
Still, on her apology tour, Ayra Starr in an interview, explained further, reiterating that the place was dark, hence she didn’t know it was him.
She noted how the clip that went viral, was shortened to paint her in a bad light. Describing it as an honest mistake, she revealed that she went back to greet him properly after she was informed of his presence.
“An hour after I saw that, like when the video was posted, immediately I just acted. Like it wasn’t even up to an hour, I just put up my apology.
It was an honest mistake, literally, it was dark. I went back to greet everybody and the video started after I greeted Mama Burna Boy, and that short clip wasn’t what it was at all.
When they told me it was King Sunny Ade, I went back to greet him properly but the camera didn’t capture that”.
😭😭 I’m so sorry , I had just walked in and all the lights and nerves didn’t let me see but i came back around to greet everyone properly, I have never been that girl to be disrespectful, I’m a proper Yoruba girlllll and the video didn’t start until after I’d greeted burna’s mom…
— Celestial being (@ayrastarr) January 27, 2024