Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown, better known by his stage name Swae Lee, An American Rapper has said that he is partly a Nigerian
Rae Sremmurd, one half of the rap group, explained why he included the Nigerian flag in a tweet announcing his participation in the South African genre of Amapiano.
Swae Lee took to his Twitter account on Tuesday to alert fans of his intention to experiment with the trending sound, but added a Nigerian flag emoji which didn’t sit down well with South Africans.
“Wait till y’all hear Swae Lee on Amapiano,” the Hip Hop star wrote.
Evidently triggered by his tweet, South Africans trooped to his comment section to accuse Swae Lee of discrediting their country, where Amapiano originated from by wrongly crediting it to Nigeria.
But in swift reaction, Swae cleared the air that his tweet was misunderstood. He explained that he only put the flag because he is partly Nigerian.
He wrote; “For the ones outraged about the flag, I put it because I’m partly Nigerian. I didn’t say anything about the creation of the genre y’all tweaking.”
“Woooooah I never said anything about who was the first guys I just said wait until y’all hear my amapiano songs ? y’all reached for that one”
The ‘Sunflower’ crooner added: “Bigs up to the South Africans for creating this beautiful sh*t.