Rick Ross Lagos video under attack
Rick Ross video shoot done in Lagos have been released. The top American rapper was on a playing tour in Nigeria when the filming of the video was done in a slum around Obalande area of Lagos state.
The promotional video has been released online, Fans have been going to youtube to watch it.However, most Nigerians who have seen it have given the musician a piece of their mind for depicting their country in bad light.
In the video, the flamboyant musician was seen wearing gold chain and wrist watch while kids who looked wretched hustle for dollar bills from him.The kids even ran into the Lagos lagoon just to collect dollars. This particular place highlights the desperation and hunger of the african child.
A media persoanlity who spoke to gistmaster this afternoon disclosed that the Hold me Back video by Rick Ross was out to show only the negative aspect of Nigeria because from start to finish all it contained pictures of ‘area boys’, women cooking on the street and kids looking hungry.
“Yes, we have all that in Lagos but that is not all about Lagos.Rick Ross is a global figure and it is what he sells that the world will believe.I am sure that the Lagos state government was not aware of this” She said.
Some of those who vent their anger on social media said it is too bad the way Rick Ross is showing Lagos to the global market. He is showing us as people who are still in the stone age. There are good places where such videos could have been done. After all that slum is just few minutes drive from Lekki,Ikoyi,Victoria Island and other places.
However, it was not all knock for Rick Ross. Someone said ‘Rick Ross has successfully exposed the ineptitude of the Nigerian government to the outside world.
Rick Ross real name William Leonard Robert II is the founder of Maybach Music Group USA
-By Niyi Tabiti
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