American rapper of Nigerian descent, Wale, real name Olubowale Victor Akintimehin who arrived South Africa on Wednesday, December 25 has expressed disbelief and shock after he was given fake money during his visit to a strip club in the country.
The Maybach Music Group rap genius took to social media to reveal his experience at a gentlemen’s club(strip club) in Johannesburg and also asked if that is a practice there or if he was scammed.
He tweeted; “They gave us fake money in the strip club yesterday ?? .. they said it was just for show… I’m still tryna understand was I bamboozled or is that the vibe in Joburg strip club lol ps (still was fun)”.
They gave us fake money in the strip club yesterday
.. they said it was just for show… I’m still tryna understand was I bamboozled or is that the vibe in Joburg strip club lol ps (still was fun)
— Wale (@Wale) December 25, 2019
However, some South Africans on Twitter decided to accord him the courtesy of explaining its significance.
One Twitter user wrote; “You buy the fake notes with real money. They ( the club and the strippers) know what they’re worth it’s for the safety of the strippers. Cause no one will steal fake notes. Delete this please.”
Another wrote: “The fake money is like tokens that the ladies exchange for real cash at the end of their shift. Jozi is different. Real money would make the place a target for armed robbery. Glad you enjoyed it. Safe travels to #WeBackHomeFest.”
The rapper is in South Africa for the We Back Home festival. Cassper Nyovest, who’ll be headlining the event alongside Wale, posted a video of himself fetching Wale from the airport.