Popular musician Seun Kuti made a bold claim, alleging that the majority of musicians in the world are involved in what he referred to as “prostitution.”
The statement came in response to a fan’s accusation of him being a prostitute, simply because he was seen painting his nails. The singer made the bold claim in a video message shared via his Tiktok page.
Seun Kuti, who hails from a lineage of music legends and carries a strong socio-political message in his music, stated, “Someone asked me why am I wearing nail polish like a prostitute. You don’t know that I’m a prostitute? Okay, that guy must have come to this life late. I’ve said it before that all the musicians in this world, except just four out of the millions of musicians in the world, are not prostitutes.”
The musician continued, “As a musician, your first job is to play music. Your second job is prostitution. I’m saying it live and direct. And it’s true of me and all your favorite musicians.”
Seun Kuti’s statement has sparked mixed reactions within the music community, with some applauding his candidness, while others vehemently disagree with his assertion. This controversial video has since gone viral and generated substantial debate in the music industry.
Watch him speak below:
“As a musician, your second job is prostitution”
– Seun Kuti pic.twitter.com/0lqEKkX6zP
— 🐬 @𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗷𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗯𝗼𝘆 (@OneJoblessBoy) October 25, 2023