Kenyan rapper Octopizzo has slammed American rapper Nasir Jones popularly known as Nas, over his claims that black Americans live like their brothers in third world countries.
Octopizzo slams American rapper over ‘Living like third world brothers’ remark
A place of love
It all started when Nas wrote a post on his Instagram page after rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead by unknown people in Los Angeles, saying that it was dangerous to be a black man in America.
He went on to say that there was too much hatred and that black people lived like their brothers and sisters in third world countries and it was not an easy thing to fix.
“We are at a great loss today. This hurts. Straight to the point. It’s dangerous to be an MC. Dangerous to be a b-ball player. It’s dangerous to have money. Dangerous To Be A Black Man. So much hatred. We live like our brothers and sisters in third world countries live. Right in America. Decisions we make about our own life be based on decisions cuz we might not live. It’s so deep rooted. It’s not a easy fix. Hard to fix anything when kids are still living in poverty. I ain’t shutting up though, Nipsey is a True voice. He will never be silenced. He still is A stand up General for the People who never left his people. He is loved by the people. Prayers for his family. Let’s keep pushing Truth for The Man. Love You King Nipsey Hussle/ Ermias Asghedom Respectfully, Nasir Jones,” wrote Nas.
His words did not settle well with Babylon rapper Octopizzo who said that his statement was right until he mentioned that blacks in America lived like their brothers and sisters from the third world.
He also made it clear that Africa as a third world continent has never had issues related to gun violence against other blacks and the perception he has about Africa is what western media has been saying about Africa.
He added that Nas should visit one of the countries in Africa to have first-hand experience of what he was saying.
“@nas This was a dope caption till you said “Brothers and Sisters in the third world” all we do here is spread love and try to come together to address social injustice and advocate for equality, you need to take a trip down to any country in Africa and see the difference, don’t believe on the “violence” and misrepresentation that western media give Africa, we have problems yes which are mostly orchestrated by greedy tribalistic politicians but we don’t have “black on black” gun violence. Its time all you guys come back home and invest in a Place of Love. RIP NIPSEY HUSSLE,” wrote Octopizzo.
Capital FM producer Joe Muchiri also condemned Nas, expressing his disappointment with his sentiments on Africa.
Here’s his post;
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