Ghanaian rapper Kwesi Arthur has been advised on how to handle online trolls in the wake of his response to criticism of a recent performance.
Entertainment journalist Olele Salvador says artists should either "stomach the bullets" or "fight back with wisdom" when faced with social media backlash.
His comment comes after Kwesi Arthur reacted angrily on Twitter to fans labeling his set at Davido's AWAY Festival in Atlanta last weekend a "flop".
In a tweet aimed at critics, the rapper wrote: "I see y’all comments. Even if there were 2 people in the arena I would have still performed. I go need y’all to shove your opinions up your ass”.
However, Olele Salvador says such a response was "not necessary". In a post on the issue, he wrote: "it’s for reasons like these artists are at best on social media with community managers who handle their accounts. It can get really brutal on these streets and you either stomach the bullets or fight back with wisdom."
The award-winning rapper is also said to have sent a direct message to a fan threatening him for mocking him which reads, “You don’t want to be found boy. Don’t play.”
"The DM threat from Kwesi Arthur wasn’t necessary; neither was the fan calling him depressed. Two wrongs don’t make a right,” added the journalist.