It was all songs of praises, extreme commendation and profound gratitude to heavy-weight American hardcore rapper, Rick Ross, as he ‘bought out an entire grocery store’ and shared to the locals on his last visit to Nigeria – which was barely a month ago.
Just in case you missed out on that bit of info, Rick Ross recently visited Nigeria as a headliner in the just concluded Summer Jam Fest which took place on the 17th of August.
While the self-acclaimed Boss’ stay in Nigeria lasted, he made out time to catch his having fun visiting the best of the slums available in Lagos shooting scenes for his ‘Hold Me Back’ Nigerian version.
Now that I’ve gotten you up to speed with the details, let’s fast-forward some 25 days later….those extra large smiles seems to have dramatically escaped from the face of every typical Nigerian after the official release of Hold Me Back (Nigeria) by the multiple award-winning international act.
A spade be called a spade, I’d bare it out that Rick Ross really went hard with his Hold Me Back (Nigeria) video shoot.
Below is just a very conservative sample of the scary scenes featured in the entire video:
Rozay literally didn’t miss a single spot in the slums of Lagos that had a single spectacle of dirt. A dilapidated gutter with extremely dirty water laced with all kinds of foreign material was an A+ scene for the rapper
The excessive exposure of the very degrading areas of Nigeria in Rozay’s new video has brought about a divide of some sorts among Nigerians and other lovers of rap music.
While some Nigerians have called on their fellow patriots to drop emotions and see that there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Hold Me Back (Nigeria video), citing a similar slum-ish shoot he did in the US for the original track – which actually got banned in the US, others are casting insults and curses saying that Rozay only wanted to ridicule Nigeria.
With a greater percentage of Nigerians referring to the new controversial video as a BBC style documentary, so many of them (Nigerians) have taken to Twitter, Facebook and popular Nigerian online hang-outs to vent their anger.
Below are but just a few of what bitter Nigerian fans had to say:
I’m really pissed at how this image portrayed Nigeria….”
“Damn! This guy destroyed the little credibility Nigeria has – I’m never stepping a foot in that country…
Shyte looks scary as fvck!! …”
“Chai! Pure insult!! I spit on this video! So of all the beauties naija has to offer, he couldn’t find to show the world?
I spit on it again!…”
“Can’t seem to understand the message behind the video? Nigeria as a Hell hole or what? “
While Nigerians are going on with their arguments on their local sites, some naughty Ghanaians are catching a hell of a fun taunting Nigerians (on Twitter) over how Ghetto-ish their country is.
You know how deep and ugly a Ghana-Naija yabbis and rivalry can get.
With all of these said and done, what do you personally think about the ‘Hold Me Back’ (Nigeria) video.
Do you think Rick Ross made a concerted effort at ridiculing Nigeria?…do you think there is absolutely nothing wrong here?
Waiting to read your opinion via the comments section