Seun Kuti has reacted to the backlash following his recent statements that he used to smoke weed with his mother.
We recently reported that Seun Kuti claimed that he and his mother used to smoke weed in his room to avoid her own mother. Fehintola, his mother, was the late afrobeats legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s wife.
On Wednesday, August 11th, 2021, he made this statement on the visual podcast, Spill the Tea with the Abebes.
Seun told Moet and Nicole Abebe that many myths about his father were false, and that he did not smoke marijuana every day. He stated that Fela smoked cigarettes more than weed.
“My mom was smoking till she had me, she told me so. Smoking after she had me. I have pictures of me as a baby with her with joint in her hand.
My mom, you know like, even when I started smoking, we used to smoke together. And the funniest times were like, when her own mom comes from Ikpotutu to stay with us and my mom’s mom doesn’t know my mom smokes.
So my mom has to run to my room to hide and smoke weed with me from her mom. So we are both smoking in my room, hiding from her mom. So I’m saying to her, you know; go and deal with your mom. My mom knows I smoke. Go and deal with your problem. You are cramping my style. Please mom, go and meet your mom and explain.”
His remarks sparked some criticism from those who questioned why Seun Kuti would reveal that he smoked weed with his mother.
In reaction, he claims that his remarks were not out of place because his mother’s smoking habits are well known.
In his words;
“Buharis Children have come again. Now u all love my mother more than me? Is it I seun that will tell the world that Fehintola, Fela’s wife smokes weed? Do u know haw many hots and tapes exist of my mother soking pubilicy?? This is uterrly neurotic! Una don craaaassssseeeeee!!”