People Aren't Happy About Kanye West Visiting Uganda, Comparing Himself to Fela
The rapper is being called out for visiting President Museveni after his treatment of Bobi Wine. Seun Kuti also reacted saying, "the spirit of Fela Kuti isn't anywhere near Kanye West."
By now you've heard that Kanye West delayed the release of his new album, Yandhi, to finish recording in "what is known as Africa."
"He wants to draw inspiration from the earth there," TMZ quoted Kanye as saying two weeks ago. "I felt this energy when I was in Chicago," Kanye mentioned then, "I felt the roots. But we have to go to what is known as Africa. I just need to go, to find out what it's really called, and just grab the soil."
Well Kanye has now made it over to Africa, more specifically, Uganda. His trip follows a now infamous White House meeting in which he hugged Donald Trump saying "I love this guy right here."
Kanye was first shown in a live video from Uganda dancing to Mystro and Wizkid's "Immediately." The clip was shot and posted by Bankulli, who used to work with D'banj when he was signed to GOOD Music and now works with Mystro.
Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian also met with Ugandan President Museveni. The President said he and the rapper held "fruitful discussions" about promoting tourism and arts.
Apart from that, Kanye has been posting several periscopes of his rants. Many of them are titled "Mind Control" and the longest of them has him declaring himself to be the "the best living recording artist."
In that same video, Kanye says he has the spirits of Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and Tupac Shakur "flowing through him." Billboard has the full transcript if you really feel like your mind needs that.
Mind control https://t.co/YDYXQ45bDL— ye (@ye) 1539473380.0
Naturally, given his current embracement of Donald Trump and, in association, far right politics, many people aren't happy with Kanye visiting Uganda (or anywhere on the African continent) and meeting with Museveni.
Seun Kuti replied on Instagram writing, "Erm erm on behalf of the Kuti family , I want to state that the spirit of Olufela Anikulapo Kuti isn't anywhere near Kanye West. Ziggy Marley over to you. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂 Ebro come get ur boi before I #getthesax"
See some reactions below.
Kanye West supporting Trump is like waking up one day and Bobi Wine is supporting Museveni 😩— Martha kay (@Martha kay) 1524715914.0
"Museveni invites foreign Entertainers, Kanye West, Kardishian to Uganda but he’s chasing and persecuting Bobi Wine… https://t.co/qw2DwjpGhF— Kyakala Uganda (@Kyakala Uganda) 1539608647.0
Kanye west is going to sample a whole bunch of old Afrobeat music from the likes of Fela Kuti and have yall thinkin… https://t.co/EfLibQ68fX— adam (@adam) 1539480492.0
Sorry, Kanye West, but Fela’s son insists his father’s spirit “isn’t anywhere near” you. https://t.co/xbPMTymNAM… https://t.co/JzFfPGShW1— The Guardian Nigeria (@The Guardian Nigeria) 1539545871.0