It was a meeting of two “Ye” at the Yeezy Season 8 Fashion Show in Paris, France, when Nigeria music superstar Burna Boy met with American rap legend Kanye West at the venue of the fashion show.
The fashion show had indirectly become a part of Paris Fashion Week which is one of the biggest fashion weeks in the world.
As part of the fact that Burna Boy has become a household name in the international music scene, he had a special invite to the fashion week which gave him the opportunity to meet with one of the cornerstones of his music career.
The excited Nigerian singer took to his Instagram stories to share the moment showing when he met the iconic American celebrity. In the video which has since gone viral even after it has disappeared from Burna’s Instagram stories, the duo could be seen hugging and shaking hands as many times as they could to express their excitement.
You might be wondering why the two were so excited to see each other. Well, the Afrobeats singer and the rapper are products of what can be described as coincidence or a beautiful work of fate. Recall that Burna Boy released his second studio album titled “Outside” in January 2018. One of the hottest tracks on the album was “Ye”. Months later, June to be precise, Kanye West also released his studio album titled “Ye”.
So, as most fans and critics of Kanye West took to the internet to search for Kanye’s album, they kept stumbling on Burna’s “Ye” and most of them downloaded or streamed it which then made the song one of the biggest songs in Nigeria and across the world that year.
Ever since then, the Nigerian singer has remained unstoppable as far as international recognition is concerned. Many, especially the critics of the Afrobeats singer believe that it was Kanye’s “Ye” that gave Burna such a speedy International presence.
Well, whether it is true or not, Burna Boy is just a beneficiary of when “opportunity meets preparation”.
Watch the amount of love and respect Burna Boy and Kanye West showed to each other here:
Burna Boy meets Kanye West at Yeezy Season 8 Fashion Show pic.twitter.com/iLArj18vQA— Burna Boy FanPage 🌍 (@BurnaBoySource) March 2, 2020