Thank YE!! 😂😭 Numbers up 200%. 💰💵💴 pic.twitter.com/d4ojvc3VEQ
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) June 4, 2018
Kanye West’s newly released ye, simply titled after the well-known shortened-version of his first name has caused some confusion among fans.
As folks have been searching for the project all over streaming platforms, they’ve not only stumbled upon the new Kanye, it seems that searches are also bringing up a totally different result: Burna Boy’s polyrhythmic “Ye” off of his early 2018 album “Outside.”
The mix up hasn’t disappointed fans though, one Twitter user shared that they listened to Burna Boy’s album, “For shits [and] it was FLAAAAAMES HOLY FUCK.” Burna Boy also jumped on Twitter himself to thank Kanye for the confusion, uploading a video while dancing to Yeezy’s “Yikes.” Burna also tweeted that his album streams were up 200% because of the mix up; “Ye” is currently Burna Boy’s #3 song on Spotify and his top song on Apple Music.
Peep Burna’s shout out above and fan reactions below.
People finding Burna Boy's Ye as they look for Kanye's Ye ❤
— jé cadre🇳🇬 (@jesstake) June 2, 2018
The Ye that is number 1 in Nigeria is from Burna Boy please dear. https://t.co/gPSgqC5lGj
— Baba Folarin (@That_IjebuBadoo) June 3, 2018
I was looking for Kanye’s new Album so I searched “ye” in Apple Music and happened across song called “Ye” by this artist named @burnaboy …. listened to the album for shits. it was FLAAAAAMES HOLY FUCK
— halil (@IHATEHALIL) June 1, 2018
Oi I hope everyone is typing Yé and Burna boy is coming up
— hams💥 (@_hdoll) June 2, 2018
The only Ye we acknowledge is Burna Boy's.
— 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@johnXtreme) June 1, 2018