The Bite Magazine - Spring/Summer 2022 - Issue 31

bitemusicceleb DON STEF LO Samantha Morgan gets a deeper under- standing of rapper Stefflon Don’s life, music and relationships, and respects the artist she has become. B irmingham-born rapper Stefflon Don’s 2017 hit single ‘Hurtin’ Me’ with the lyr- ics, ‘I heard you got a new girlfriend, and it is hurting me’ appeared to become a re- ality when she split from Burna Boy, whom she start- ed dating in 2018. She met the Nigerian rapper when she watched him perform at a show after missing her flight. "I met him in Ghana. I was in Africa for a show; I missed my flight. He had a show where he performed, and I went to the show, and the rest is history, baby." Throughout their relationship, the Afrobeats singer allegedly cheated on Stefflon with a 23-year-old Sierra Leonian woman, Jo Pearl, who claimed she had been dating the artist for a couple of years. “Two years is such a long time for a person to be hidden,” she said in a video on Instagram. “It has affected me in so many ways, and I can’t hold it anymore to protect people that wouldn’t protect me.” She also said in another video how she met and fell in love with Burna Boy before he started dating the rapper. Ghanaian-Gambian actress Princess Shyngle, who got married (and divorced) in 2021, also hinted she was once in a romantic relationship with the artist after congratulating him on his ‘Best Global Music Album’ win at the 63rd Grammy Awards. “When your ex wins a Grammy, you clout chase. On the real though, con- gratulations Dami, saw how hard you worked for this Africa to the world,” she wrote. Burna Boy reported-