- Vic Mensa has been tasked to play a role in a biopic about ProKid but Mzansi is not exactly impressed with this
- Mzansi social media users think that it's not a good idea to cast an American in a story about a South African legend
- Many reacted to the news; some are feeling the casting but others are not too sure about this decision
Vic Mensa, Nadia Nakai's bae, has been cast in an upcoming ProKid biopic. The late rapper died in August 2018, leaving a huge void in the South African rap industry.
Tbo Touch announced in 2019 that a film honouring the late rapper would be made and that those interested in being cast could audition. His family was opposed to the film, claiming that Pro's daughter Nonkanyezi is the legacy holder and that people should be aware of this.
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Mzansi social media users are not impressed with Vic Mensa's casting
Check out some of the reactions below to Vic Mensa being given a lead role in the biopic about ProKid:
"I am still here, why is his story being told by Americans?"
"This thing of our country outsourcing everything will kill us one day, there are so many actors from our country that could act out mans, you guys just have to go and get some reject and make him a star this side, come on."
"No man, why can't he go back and work with Kanye?"
"He’s doing too much, why is he still here?"
Vic Mensa handed the role to be in ProKid's biopic recently
Briefly News previously reported that Vic Mensa has been recruited to feature in a film about ProKid's journey through South African hip-hop. Nadia Nakai's boyfriend is thoroughly enjoying being recognised in Africa, his father was originally from Ghana in any case.
ProKid was one of South Africa's favourite rappers and the nation was heartbroken when he passed away in 2018 due to health issues. Now, ProKid is being honoured through a biopic and Vic Mensa will be playing an instrumental role.
Vic has been cast as Syd Money, who brought a lot of record producers together to compile ProKid's album back in the day. Vic is honoured to have received the role and took to social media to say that his next stop is South Africa.
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