Koffee’s long-time video rendition of American rapper Fetty Wap’s song No Days Off, has left Foota Hype in a tizzy.
The self-proclaimed ‘Defender of Straightness’, who has often criticized Koffee’s androgynous mode of dress, posted the video clip on his Instagram page on Wednesday but did not elaborate on why he did so. It appears, though, that he is either upset that the superstar did not change the feminine pronouns in the 2015 song, to reflect male ones, or thought the song was an original penned by the Spanish Town native.
“So unu want mi ignore this? It nuh sound right eno wah unu think?” Foota wrote beneath the video, which sees Koffee singing part of a verse of the tune as she strums her guitar.
Koffee’s rendition of Fetty’s song would come as no surprise to her fans, as the Grammy winner has long said she listens to and practices music made by other artistes, particularly to learn from the flows (rhyme schemes, and rhythms), and then experiment with the various sounds.
Some followers who knew the original song dismissed Foota as being mischievous, positing that in everyday life, people do not change pronouns when singing a song they like, regardless of the gender of the person for whom it was written.
“Anuh she write di song battyboy,” one fan wrote. “Same way we sing Kartel songs and they are about girls. She is singing another artist song and it is about a girl… guh worry bout your immigration status and leave Koffee alone.”
“She is doing a cover to a song. She singing someone else’s song. So she needs to change the lyrics to make y’all feel good? To many grown men obsessed about what this young girl is or is not,” another said in her rebuke of the 38-year-old selector.
Other followers demanded that he mind his own business, and, among other things, focus his attention on his immigration case.
“As a grown ass man you are entitled to your opinion. However, maybe you haven’t realize she is her OWN person and is entitled just like you to sing, date or do what she wants to,” said one commenter. “Would you like someone to judge you that you are in this country without status and trying to stay or the fact that you are wearing an ankle monitor so the government can track you.”