American rapper, Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown, known professionally as Swae Lee, has revealed that he is partly a Nigerian.
The one half of rap group, Rae Sremmurd, made this known while clarifying why he attached the Nigerian flag to a tweet announcing he was jumping on the Amapiano wave, which is a South African genre.
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.”
CorrectNG reported earlier that Swae Lee set the internet abuzz after he revealed how much one of the Nigeria-themed complete outfit he recently wore costs. He was being interviewed by popular content creator, Egungun who asked him to give a breakdown of the amount each of his clothes and accessories were bought.
It may be recalled that Swae Lee and French Montana landed in Lagos last week to shoot a few scenes for their music video. The rapper revealed that they were set to release a track with Lojay titled; ‘Coming For The Summer Time.’
During the interview, the member of Rae Sremmurd music group, said his diamond neck chain cost $230,000 (Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Dollars). Swae also revealed that hs sneakers were $1,300 while his wristwatch is worth $30,000.
The Sunflower’ hit-maker further showed off his wrist bracelet which he said was gotten for $90,000 while his 10 carat ring costs a whopping $175,000. He added that the amount he used to get tattoos on his body is about $80,000.
When the price of all of Swae Lee’s clothes and jewelries is totaled and converted to the naira equivalent, it amounts to about N430 million.