SA teens get rapper’s respect

SA teens  get rapper’s respect

IMPRESSED: Nicki Minaj

Two South African skoolmeisies have found international fame after a video of them rapping to Nicki Minaj’s latest song went viral and was hailed by the US rap sensation.

The Super Bass hitmaker was impressed by the girls’ rap skills and shared a video of them with her 81.5 million followers.

TshisaLIVE reports that the video gained over 1.2 million views in less than 24 hours and had over 3 700 comments from people across the world, including SA celebs Letoya Makhene and Cassper Nyovest.

The video features two girls dressed in full school uniform. One of the girls raps the words to Nicki’s track Nobody verbatim, while her friend hypes her up and dances along to the rap.

The girls, from Limpopo, were a big hit with social media fans from across the globe, who called on Nicki to sign them to her record label.

Praising the girls, Nicki said: “This really inspired me. Music transcends all borders. South Africa represent!”

I got smthn inside of me that can’t be quenched. I’m addicted to winning & I can’t be benched. Go to war for every black queen that they lynched. And my pockets on chubby but they can’t be pinched. 👊🏽 After they use you, then they abuse you. Then they get mad when they lose you. Excuse you?!?! U know the liar will accuse you! You know the Queen still reign, it’s just business as usual! 🗣 anything I touch, I bless it. Track record so impressive. Opened the billboard awards w/a hit record. The devil thought he had me! But I rebuked him, got money, and I’m still a BADDIE😍 ~ Go listen to #Nobody ft @aliciakeys off @djkhaled new album. What country are these girls from? This rlly inspired me. Music transcends all borders. 🙏🏽 UPDATE: #SouthAfrica represent!!!!

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She later took to Twitter to thank her fans for always supporting her: “I love all my fans the same. All girls are magic. Don’t ever forget that my darlings. Straight. Gay. Jewish. Muslim. Asian. Black. White. Spanish, etc.”

The video comes weeks after US music veteran R Kelly posted a video of a South African fan singing along to his hit single Bad Man.

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