American singer and one half of the hip hop duo, Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee has revealed that he is partly a Nigerian.
The rapper made the revelation while clarifying why he attached the Nigerian flag to a tweet announcing he was jumping on the South African genre, Amapiano wave.
Swae Lee had taken to Twitter to announce he would be experimenting with the trending South African genre, Amapiano, but added a Nigerian flag to the tweet which didn’t sit down well with South Africans.
“Wait till y’all hear Swae Lee on Amapiano,” he wrote with a Nigerian flag emoji at the end.
Outraged South Africans trooped to the comment section to accuse Swae Lee of discrediting their country, the origin of Amapiano, and wrongly crediting Nigeria.
However, Swae Lee clarified in follow-up tweets that his initial tweet was misunderstood.
According to him, he added the Nigerian 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.”
Swae Lee added: “Bigs up to the South Africans for creating this beautiful sh*t.”