Jopearl makes video, accuses Burna Boy of cheating on girlfriend, Stefflon Don
23-year-old Jopearl has accused Burna Boy of cheating on his singer girlfriend Stefflon Don. Jopearl alleged that Burna Boy has been dating her for two years.
According to Jopearl, self-proclaimed 'African Giant', Burna Boy has been dating her for two years without the knowledge of Stefllon Don.
Burna Boy has been in a relationship with Stefflon Don, a 28-year-old British rapper, since early 2019. Burna Boy's relationship with Stefflon Don has been public since last year.
However, 23-year-old Jopearl, a model, has made a video on her Instagram account alleging that the Afrobeats star, Burna Boy, has been dating her for the past two years while still in a relationship with Stefflon Don.
"Two years is such a long time for a person to be hidden," Jopearl said in the Instagram video.
Jopearl further narrated in the Instagram video how she met and fell in love with Burna Boy even before he started dating Stefflon Don.
"It has affected me in so many ways, and I can't hold it anymore to protect people that wouldn't protect me," Jopearl said in the video.
How Jopearl and Burna Boy met
According to Jopearl, Burna Boy had sent her a message on Instagram about two years ago. She said it took her about two weeks to reply to Burna Boy because she was reluctant at first.
However, after her friends' persuasions, Jopearl said she unwillingly gave in and started talking with Burna Boy. Burna Boy later invited her for his pop-up show in the United Kingdom, and that was the first time Jo Pearl met with Burna Boy.
"I feel like what he made me feel like when I met him; made me feel like love at first sight. He just gravitated towards me; he was very sweet", Jopearl said.
Jo Pearl also added that it didn't take long; she fell in love with Burna Boy.
"His words actually worth his action. Not only will he tell me he loves me and other personal things, he actually showed me.
"This is somebody that wanted me around; this is somebody who I basically moved in with. He was a breath of fresh air", Jopearl said.
The 23-year old lady, Jopearl who accused Burna Boy of dating her for two years and cheating on his girlfriend Stefflon Don
Jopearl, in the Instagram video, narrated that her relationship with Burna Boy went on well before Burna Boy traveled to Nigeria in November ahead of the busy Christmas activities.
While in Nigeria, Jopearl narrated that Burna Boy called her every day until mid-December when she lost contact with the Nigerian singer for two weeks.
Burna Boy later called her to tell her that he had been hospitalized while reassuring her of his love.
"He would tell me, 'I don't know what this is that we got going on, but I like it. You are going to be my wife; I'm going to marry you.
"We are going to have twins. You are my sweet Salon Jollof'," Jopearl said.
According to Jopearl's story, things got weird from that December.
In the video, she narrated that even when she wanted to travel to Nigeria to be with Burna Boy, his people didn't want her to come because, according to him, 'she makes him not want to do anything.
Burna Boy's relationship with Stefflon Don and how it affected Jopearl
Jopearl narrated in the video that her relationship with Burna Boy got shaky after an argument that December, and the following month, she started hearing Burna Boy's relationship with Stefflon Don.
Jopearl, at this point, wasn't specific in mentioning the year these things happened but reckon she said Burna Boy has been dating her for two years. This means the said relationship between Burna Boy and Jopearl must have started in 2018.
Also, Burna Boy and Stefflon went public about their relationship in January 2019 after they met at one of his shows in Ghana.
According to Jopearl, the news of Burna Boy's relationship with the British rapper Stefflon Don had left her devastated.
"I literally collapsed and cried for days, probably even weeks. I feel like the thing that hurt me the most is that from the first day I met him, he always emphasized how much he just loved black women, African women.
"He made me feel so good to the point; I cut my hair just recently. I don't wear makeup to see him; he loves my short hair; he was telling me how beautiful I am.
"He just truly helped boost my self-confidence in ways I didn't think was possible, and I just loved that about him," Jo Peal said.
Photos of Burna Boy and his British rapper girlfriend, Stefflon Don, all loved up
Jopearl also said that Burna Boy had told her he learned she had moved on with another person after their argument in December, and that was why he went into a relationship with Stefflon Don.
Jopearl said Burna Boy tried to reach out, but she was still hurt and didn't speak with him from March to April. Burna Boy again reached out to her in May to explain that he still loved her. The two (Burna Boy and Jopearl) continued the relationship.
Jopearl also said that she thought Burna Boy's relationship with the British rapper Stefflon Don was just a publicity stunt. She said they never addressed Burna Boy's other relationship with Stefflon Don.
"It's just been like the elephant in the room that we choose not to discuss ad we just go about things like it doesn't exist.
"For the past two years, we have never stopped seeing each other.
I just was in love, and I have been in love for two years, and I have been seeing him for two years; I've just always been in the background," she said.
Now addressing Burna Boy towards the last part of the video, Jopearl said;
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"D, I'm just tired of protecting you. I've got feelings too. Seeing you in secret for two years has been detrimental to my mental state.
"It's my choice, but you guys will never understand what it is to be in my shoes. I didn't do this video to hurt you.
"I know it will hurt you because as far as you are concerned, I and you are on good terms, but I can't do this anymore.
Jopearl finally said, "I'm not doing this for clout. I've been very private for two years. I'm not doing this for money because financially, I have been so stable, working and having someone provide for me.
"So, I'm simply doing this because I'm about to burst, and mentally I feel like I am in a bad place."
Stefflon Don (on the left) and Jopearl who said Burna Boy has been dating her for two years (on the right)
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Social media reaction to Burna Boy's cheating allegation
Burna has been trending on social media platforms, particularly Twitter, because of the cheating allegation laid on him by Jopearl.
Even though Burna Boy and Stefflon Don are yet to comment on Jopearl's video, social media users have been commenting on the topic.
Jopearl's claim has been the top gist of the day as Burna Boy and Jopearl are among the top trending items on Twitter today.
Twitter users have made comments like:
"Burna cheated on Jopearl with Steff, then later cheated on Steff with Jopearl. I stan an impartial king", @DAG_MAN_ tweeted.
@bigdaddyvinz wrote, "Burna Boy relationship with Steff made him bigger, but y'all are not ready for that conversation."
@dejimole tweeted, "Women are each other's biggest problem! Steff London cheated with Burna Boy when he was dating Jopearl, and Jopearl cheated with Burna Boy when he's dating Steff.
"If you still think Men are scum, then you have a problem."
Another user, @iam_remy, tweeted, "Burna's album hits differently now. Inspiration was def not from Steff but Jopearl. I get now".