Scoop Drags Rich The Kid

Scoop Drags Rich The Kid

Aug 26, 2019, 03:31 PM

Scoop Makhathini is livid that American rapper Rich The Kid was invited to perform at the House of Vans event which took place in Johannesburg this weekend. Scoop feels as if the spot should have gone to a more deserving local artist.

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The House of Vans Pop Up festival brings together the best in art, fashion and music for a three-day celebration of all things youth and street culture. This year's festival was no different and took place at 1 Fox in Johannesburg Central and of course, the musicians were always going to grab the headlines.

On this year's lineup were artists including the likes of Riky Rick, Batuk, Stilo Magolide, Desmond and the Tutus and loads more musicians. The headline act was American rapper Rich the Kid and it is this particular decision which has angered Scoop Makhathini.

The TV and radio presenter is generally respected for his views on hip hop and rap, and when it came time to share his (typically unfiltered) opinion about the HOV headliner, Scoop RIPPED into both Rich the Kid and the festival organisers for securing "Mediocre" talent.

Scoop shared his thoughts on Twitter where he wrote,

"RICH DA KID IS SUCH A MEDIOCRE MOTHERF*****...I CAN’T BELIEVE THE BULLSH** YALL WILL CELEBRATE..AND FU** THESE BRANDS FOR EVEN BOOKING THIS NI*** AND TELLING SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS AND CREATIVES THAT THERE IS NO MONEY...HONESTLY...FU** THEM"

Scoop tends to divide opinion on social media, but this time around it appeared as if many fans agreed with his thoughts on Rich the Kid. Many wondered why the likes of A-Reece or Nasty C weren't considered for the headline spot; especially when you consider that A-Reece has been rocking Vans for as long as many of us have followed his career.

Rich the Kid probably doesn't know Scoop Makhathini and may not have seen the comment, but this all-caps rant wasn't the only criticism he faced during his visit to Mzansi. After taking a picture in Soweto, the rapper was dragged for perpetuating the age-old "Africa is poor" stereotypes that Americans have been fed for years.
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Many pointed out that Rich could have posted pictures from his hotel, from the festival or many of the luxury sights he hung out in, but instead he chose a less-well-off-location for his snap.

Do you agree with Scoop? Would House of Vans have been better off if they had invested in a local act?

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Tinashe Venge

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