Rwandan social media erupted with speculation that American singer Beyoncé’s husband, rapper Jay-Z, could have roots in Rwanda following the release of her latest album, "The Lion King: The Gift".
In the song "Mood 4 Eva" the singer’s lyrics seems to insinuate that her “baby father” has a bloodline in Rwanda, The New Times reported.
“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."
“The first billionaire rapper in the world is from Rwanda … Jay-Z”, tweeted Mercello Chuks Kelechi, while Robert Niyirora joked that in Jay-Z, Rwanda now has a billionaire.
The first Billionaire rapper in the world is from Rwanda. Jay Z https://t.co/XhHnx6qOXH— Marcel Chuks Kelechi (@chuksmarcello) July 19, 2019
As the speculation continued, in one case a photoshopped national ID with Jay-Z’s picture with the 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 Kinyarwanda circulated.
WAIITTTTT JAY’Z HAS RWANDESE BLOOD IN HIM.? OH PERIATTT EVERY OTHER COUNTRY DOESNT MATTER AT THIS POINT.. RWANDA FOR THE WIN pic.twitter.com/JT0EG5H6Iw— Kesters (@nkessy1) July 20, 2019
When I found out that jay z is from Rwanda pic.twitter.com/f5h4d8WfaP— khAIriA👑 (@khAIriA62241537) July 20, 2019
The school curriculum in Rwanda teaches that no Rwandan was taken from Rwanda to the slave boats and transported as an enslaved African.— Arrow Gatete 👨🏾🦱 (@Arrow__X) July 19, 2019
So unless Jay Z’s parents or grandparents, or great grandparents were immigrants from Rwanda, somebody lying.
Rwanda or Bey... who lying?
The American couple has yet to give more details on the bloodline.
African News Agency (ANA)