Rich The Kid. Picture: Instagram
Rich The Kid. Picture: Instagram

Tweeps debate over Rich The Kid's picture in Soweto

By Entertainment Reporter Time of article published Aug 26, 2019

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American Rapper Rich The Kid performed at House of Vans pop-up experience in Johannesburg over the weekend but it's his Instagram post that has tweeps talking. 

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, the "Plug Walk" rapper posted a picture of him in Soweto on a dirt road with a street vendor in the background. 

The photo made its way to the Twitter streets and tweeps have been debating the appropriateness of the picture setting.

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Sold out in South Africa 💎🇿🇦

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On the one side tweeps feel that his post reinforces the perception by Americans that Africa is a poor continent and using poverty as an aesthetic. 

While others feel that he did nothing wrong with his choice of backdrop since it is the reality for a large portion of South African people. 

The "Spashin" rapper performed alongside local acts such as Riky Rick, Gemini Major and DJ Speedsta. 

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