Wale Defends The Tradition Nigerian After Social Media Mess
You know Wale is Nigerian, right?
A recent Instagram post from Maybach Music Group rapper Wale has put him at odds with the fans who seemingly do not recognize their African heritage, and in place of misinterpreted your intentions.
Wale and his girlfriend Chloe Alexis were celebrating his daughter Zyla Moon's first birthday, when he posted a video of money that has been poured out upon her, a Nigerian cultural practice that symbolizes good luck.
Text in the video pointed out that they were celebrating the Nigerian way, which is denoted by the flag of the country.
My girl was Littt yesterday in his match, this is his first and great cousin Izzy goin ham in the "good girl"cry my the first of the family @mrtonylewisjr n @simplyjess120 we love PS "Bland n Zy" are the heart and soul of the party ..#KemiTurns1
A post shared by Wale (@wale) on Jul 24, 2017, at 8:09am PDT
The cultural significance was lost on a countless number of Instagram users that seemed to suggest that the law was inadequate.
A user pointed out, "It's like they are preparing you for your future career, you just need the stripper pole." Another posted, "What do you think about the negative messages that girls learn at an early age ... shit, a little girl already knew what to do with the money, making it rain and pick it up."
On the other hand, several others, including Wale — recalled to the fellow users of the social media that this was, in fact, a Nigerian tradition. But with a running commentary, posts were buried so rapidly that people could write.
A particular user, he said, "Have some class ... of the shower with your dirty accounts is not a good look, if you know what I mean", which prompted a response of Zyla's aunt.
"Zyla moon is my niece, she is very special, smart, charismatic, sweet and a years of age, ... her mother never let her be subject to anything harmful or degrading, in any way," she said, while adding (again) is a cultural tradition.
Another user comme