Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s Budget Speech did not only see him raise value-added tax (VAT) only, but eyebrows as well when he quoted Kendrick Lamar during the deliverance of his speech.
When President Cyril Ramaphosa quoted Hugh Masekela’s song, Thuma Mina (Send Me) in his maiden state of the nation address, the clip went viral and was considered by many as a unifier among South Africans. And it seems Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba attempted the same, only he quoted Kendrick Lamar, and Twitter had a field day.
Gigaba was giving his first budget speech and said: “As urban poet Kendrick Lamar says: ‘We gon’ be right, we gon’ be alright.'”
Twitter was quick to point out that in the song Alright by the American rapper, the line is actually ‘N***a we gon’ be alright, n***a we gon’ be alright.’
And then the memes started rolling in. They were never ready.
"Malusi is out here quoting Kendrick Lamar in his budget speech. This is what happens when you make a cool kid that smokes hubbly at Cubana your Finance Minister" Siya is going to hell 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Mary Jane Mphahlele (@Mary_JaneSA) February 21, 2018
Our President Cyril, started a trend, qouting musians, now Min. Malusi Gigaba is qouting Kendrick Lamar. I'll wait for Min. Bathabile Dlamini start to qouting Amy Winehouse. #BudgetSpeech2018
— Ashley (@washleywheelz) February 21, 2018
Can someone balance me on what Bhuti Malusi AKA Kendrick Lamar Gigaba said about free education 💁💁💁💁 #Budget2018
— Zuko Ntlakaza (@NtlakazaZuko) February 21, 2018
Malusi was listening to Kendrick lamar
"We goona be alright"
— Bryan. (@_BlackZA) February 21, 2018
— Jonathan Byron Williams (@JonnyBWilliams) February 21, 2018
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