Nigeran singer, Burna Boy has revealed that American R&B singer Toni Braxton gets 60% of the royalties of his last single ‘Last Last’.
Burna Boy made this revelation in an interview when answering questions about how the single came about while appearing on a podcast.
The Grammy winner revealed that he always wanted to sample Toni Braxton’s 2000 R&B hit, ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’ and he eventually got music producer Chopsticks to make it happen.
The singer further revealed that although Toni Braxton gets 60% of the royalties from the single, he was fine with it as his only concern was making a great song.
The revelation caused a stir on Twitter after the video posted by @Nateusborne went viral.
Since its release, ‘Last Last’ has achieved widespread success both in Nigeria and internationally, and it is the song’s popularity that contributed to the incredible amount of amazement on social media.
While Burna Boy is a successful digital artist, his live performances account for a significant portion of his earnings. Burna Boy, with a catalog and statesmanship that has helped him sell out arenas across Europe, wouldn’t mind foregoing a portion of his streaming pay if it meant making great singles.