Ali Kiba was said to have refused to appear on stage before Wizkid that night, maintaining that he was more popular than the "Starboy" singer and should therefore perform just before the biggest artiste of the night, Chris Brown, performs.
However, when he finally appeared on stage after Wizkid, the 29-year-old Tanzanian mysteriously had the microphone muted some minutes into his performance. Regretting the incident, Ali Kiba announced to his fans:
"I was surprised. I don’t know whether the microphone was disconnected for Chris Brown to be ushered in. I hope my fans understood that it was not my fault."