We have been through foreigners referring to Africa as a country. Usually implied in subtle statements. For example;
Person A: Hi Chloe, what did you do last summer?
Foreigner B: Oh nothing much, my family decided to go visit Africa.
We’re pretty sure said person did not visit all 54 countries in our beloved continent. These remarks are usually more bewildering when they come from people who are supposed to have more knowledge about this.
Vice president of America, Joe Biden once made this ignorant statement when he said “There’s no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations in the near term, in the decades ahead.”
Also last year, Raven Symone, a prominent American celebrity referred to Africa as a super continent in a statement where she said she’s from “all the continents in Africa.” While it caused a spark from her fans, most of us could only smile tightly being grateful that she had already disowned her heritage so we could overlook the fact that she’s not ‘black’
However, recently in a Twitter rant, pop icon Kanye West called Africa a country, and our reaction is well encapsulated in the picture below;
In the Twitter rant, the rapper tweeted that he was $53 million in debt. He called on tech gurus; Larry page Google co-founder and Mark Zuckerberg the Facebook co-founder. Rather than talk about why Kanye called out the Facebook founder on Twitter rather than on Facebook, or why Kanye who is supposedly worth $100 million is broke, we just want to know why Kanye thinks Africa is a country.
you’d rather open up one school in Africa like you really helped the country…
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 15, 2016
The tweet above is believed to be aimed at Mark Zuckerberg, as the tweet was posted right after he asked the Facebook boss to invest $1 billion into his ideas. Anyway, anyone who knows Kanye should direct him to read the post below.