Diddy writes open letter to Africa, faces backlash from South African lady

American musician and producer Diddy took to social media to write an open letter to Africa over the weekend, reveals he's been trying to connect to his motherland but never got chance to do it properly.

In his tweet on Twitter, he specifically mentioned Nigerian singer Burna Boy whom he claimed reminded him of home (Africa) and set him on the path of self-discovery that he feels now is the time to build a bridge to the Motherland, especially through music.

He wrote:

Dear Africa, you have been heavy on my mind and my heart … I’ve been trying to connect to the motherland for a minute, but I never got a chance to do it properly. When I say properly, I mean in a soulful spiritual way.

But during this time we’ve had off, God blessed me to get a call from my brother @BurnaBoy.

He’s the first African artist I’ve been blessed to work with and he didn’t know this but at the time I was praying to God to bring something to me that would help to bring us all together through music.

I think it’s so important we all make it our mission to build a bridge to the motherland. Let’s continue to uplift and build with our brothers and sisters. It’s what THEY fear the most… Strength in numbers. Love, your brother Diddy. See y’all soon! #BlackUnity #TWICEASTALL

While some were happy with Diddy for joining forces with an African, many accused him of just trying to cash in on the popularity of content about the continent at the moment.

One of the clap backs was from South African lady, identified as Ntsiki Mazwai, who asked if Diddy wanted a “gold star”. 


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