Social media in Rwanda has gone agog following insinuations that rapper, Jay-Z could have Rwandan roots.
This follows lines from Beyonce’s song from her musical “The Lion King:The Gift”.
The American singer, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter seems to insinuate that her “baby father” has a bloodline in Rwanda in the song titled “Mood 4 Eva”. The lyrics from the song reads:
“I’m so unbothered, I’m so unbothered
Y’all be so pressed while I’m raisin’ daughters
Sons of empires, y’all make me chuckle
Stay in your struggle, crystal blue water
Piña colada-in’, you stay Ramada Inn
My baby father, bloodline Rwanda
Why would you try me? Why would you bother?
I am Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter” reads a verse from the song, in which she features her husband Jay Z and Childish Gambino.
Ever since the lyrics of the track, the 12th on her new album came out, social media has been awash with Rwandans imagining the possibility of Jay Z being Rwandan.
Some went as far as claiming that they could be lost relatives of the billionaire rapper, while hundreds of memes portraying Jay Z as Rwandan have been posted.
In one case, a photoshopped national ID with Jay Z’s picture with supposedly Rwandan name “Jacques Zirasunda” circulated on social media platforms, while in other cases videos featuring comedian Kanyombya interrogating Jay Z on whether he has forgotten thevRwandan language Kinyarwanda circulated.
In other fun posts, Rwandans joked about how a typical Rwandan Jay Z would conduct himself if he was in Rwanda.
While Jay Z or Beyoncé are yet to provide more details on the bloodline story, many Rwandans on social media have taken it upon themselves to ‘Rwandanise’ the American rapper, considered the most successful self-made artiste with a net worth of over $1billion.